Sonate Bach

di fronte al dolore degli altri

Compagnia Virgilio Sieni

May 12, 2013 21:30

Teatro della Pergola Florence | IT

Duration: 65m

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Eleven choreographies that burst out in gestures of pain and of painting, reminding us of eleven tragic events that have occurred in recent conflicts: Sarajevo, Kigali in Rwanda, Srebrenica, Tel Aviv, Jenin, Baghdad, Istanbul, Beslan, Gaza, Bentalha, Kabul.
Eleven emblematic dates gathered around the eleven pieces of music that make up the three Sonatas by J.S. Bach. Photographs of bodies diluted through dynamics and figures, seeking an unfathomable approach to horror.
Dance here affirms the effort to draw out of these ruins of existence an impossible and paradoxical beauty, carved out with the ethical and political instrument par excellence: the gesture.
Thus our attention turns once again to the question of the body, its meaning, its complexity and topicality.
The only response offered is once again that revealed to and by the 14th-century painter: the sublimation of tragedy in artistic transfiguration without comment, involving both the human and the sacred, the individual and the universal.
The eleven dances that follow have the appearance of ballades; at the same time they are a continual dedication in memoria in reference to the events that iconographically mark the choreographic fabric.
Virgilio Sieni


choreography and direction: Virgilio Sieni
featuring: Giulia Mureddu, Sara Sguotti, Jari Boldrini, Nicola Cisternino
music: J.S. Bach, Three Sonatas for Viola and Piano (BWV 1027, BWV 1028, BWV 1029)
performed live by Mariodavide Leonardi (viola), Alessia Zanghì (piano)
in collaboration with Scuola di Musica di Fiesole
video images from “I cani e i bambini di Sarajevo” (1994) by Adriano Sofri
costumes: Giulia Pecorari
photo: Piero Tauro
production: Comune di Siena – Assessorato alla Cultura, Comune di Firenze – Assessorato alla Cultura, Compagnia Virgilio Sieni
in collaboration with Fondazione Scuola di Musica di Fiesole O.N.L.U.S.
Festival Chiassodanza, RED Festival Reggio Emilia Danza,
CanGo-Cantieri Goldonetta Firenze
The Company is supported by Ministero per i Beni e le Attività culturali – Dipartimento dello spettacolo, Regione Toscana

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