May 10, 2016 23:00
Stazione Leopolda di Firenze | IT
Sketches of Freedom investigates the relation creation/freedom and wants to open a reflection on the different aspects surrounding this relation, such as the production, the personal desire of the artist, the trends of the moment, the technical requirements and above all the migrations of the artists, linked to cultural policies or social schemes.
Sketches of Freedom wants to focus on the intimacy of the dancer as an individual entity, since the first element of freedom is to talk about oneself, by letting the narration flow, with all its reflections, choreographic patterns, sketches, in which the spectator could recognize a story, a desire, some bites of freedom.
The project starts from the need to collaborate with the dancers, asking to free the gestures and putting a special attention on the choreographic composition, proceeding from a deep research on the relation among the dancers, without imposing a personal style or expression.
Tommaso Monza studied at the Accademia di Belle Arti di Brera in Milan, where he graduated in sculpture, and then worked as scenographer for the most important fashion griffes.In 2003 he started to study contemporary dance with Abbondanza/Bertoni, Julien Hamilton, Roberto Castello, Ivan Wolf, Liat Waysbort, Silvia Rampelli, Loren Potter. Since 2005 he has started to dance with the company Abbondanza/Bertoni, and since 2010 with the company Ambra Senatore. In 2010 he started to develop his own choreographic work as author, by creating the solo Fra le mie dita rotte, the quartet Piazze d’Italia, inspired by Giorgio De Chirico, the duet Dei nostri eroi più fragili. All the pieces have been presented in Italy and abroad.
In 2012 he took part in the European project Choreoroam, which took place in Bassano del Grappa, Madrid, Londra, Rotterdam, Zagabria. In the same year he worked in the project ROD-Three Units on Kazakhstan, which has been finalist at the Premio Equilibrio Roma 2014, involving artists from Italy and Kazakhstan, whose aim was to create pieces inspired by the history and culture of the country, their nomadic origin and research of a cultural identity. In 2015, with the piece Mary’s Bath, he was awarded with the prize of the critic at Ermo Colle 2015.