May 8, 2018 23:00
Stazione Leopolda di Firenze | IT
A Fabbrica Europa’s production within Maggio Fiorentino
« Everyday in our life, we leave behind quite many marks, inadvertently: the foot prints on the path we walked, lipstick on the rim of the glass we drank from, or a snapshot imprinted in our mind when we brushed past someone or something on our way. These marks evoke thoughts about the persons who have been around, on things that existed or happened, of the time that has flitted pass.
For some of the marks, you might wish they would lead you to find yourself, or direct others to find you ».
Re-Mark is the site-specific creation of dance and multimedia by Chinese choreographer Sang Jijia. A first world performance, it opens this XXV edition of the Festival at the Stazione Leopolda.
Four years after the successful As If To Nothing put on in collaboration with the Maggio Musicale Fiorentino, the choreographer comes back to Florence to work with eight young dancers selected for the occasion. As in the 2014 work, Jijia investigates the relationship between body, spatiality and memory through a project which is both strong yet refined and many-facetted in the languages it brings into play.
The live shots show the dancers from varying viewpoints and create a play of multiple perspectives at times glimpsed again in the choreography, with different sequences that are developed one alongside the other through a system of associations and gestural geographies, which turn from a single into a choral movement for the on-looker.
Re-Mark will officially open the City Contemporary Dance Festival in Hong Kong in November 2019.
Images are the way we usually use to select and take marks of real world. But when something is keeped, something else is lost.
Video side of Re-Mark works on this relationships between stage and screen, far from each other, where time and space are not linear anymore.
We leave some moments, come back to other ones, fix details mostly without order, trying to find and save for us some portions of truth.