e-ink | Upper-East-Side | Tempesta/The Spirits


May 12, 2015 21:00

Stazione Leopolda di Firenze | IT

Duration: 65 min

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E-INK (1999-2014) – Italian Première
choreography: Michele Di Stefano
performers: Damiano Artale, Philippe Kratz
music: Paolo Sinigaglia
light design: Michele Di Stefano

The work is a reflection on the modes and meanings of oracular and divinatory messages. It investigates their exactitude and ambiguity, their ability to communicate and confuse, interpreting their compositional potential by constantly changing bodily states and shuffling their sequences to create signs.

1999 production: mk/Festival Teatri 90/Ref.
première: February 1999 Teatri90 festival – Teatro Franco Parenti, Milan
performers: Biagio Caravano, Michele Di Stefano
2014 production: mk, Aterballetto, Fabbrica Europa
reconstruction curated by Biagio Caravano and Michele Di Stefano
choreography, lighting and costumes: Michele Di Stefano
Reconstruction within the project
Reconstruction Italian Contemporary Choreography
Anni ’80-‘90
conception and artistic direction: Marinella Guatterini
organization and communication: Silvia Albanese
in collaboration with:
AMAT | Associazione Marchigiana Attività Teatrali / ARTEVEN Circuito Teatrale Regionale Veneto / TPP | Teatro Pubblico Pugliese
in co-production with:
Fondazione Teatro Grande di Brescia / Fondazione Fabbrica Europa per le arti contemporanee / Fondazione Milano Civica Scuola di Teatro Paolo Grassi / Fondazione Ravenna Manifestazioni / Fondazione Teatro Comunale di Ferrara “Claudio Abbado” / Torinodanza | Fondazione del Teatro Stabile di Torino


choreography: Michele Di Stefano
interpreters: Daniele Ardillo, Hektor Budlla, Johanna Hwang, Marietta Kro, Ivana Mastroviti,
Riccardo Occhilupo, Roberto Tedesco, Serena Vinzio, Chiara Viscido
music: Lorenzo Bianchi Hoesch
lighting design: Carlo Cerri

The mathematics of the choreographic “phrase”, its placement within a system, its ability to be reproduced in time and the consequences that result from this are the starting point for this piece. From grammar to geography, information travels creating a linguistic impact on the space, in a never-ending desire to exchange, to breathe life into the dance as an environmental, explorative situation. What makes a place inhabitable? The architecture that contains it or the dynamic of that which passes through it? A body that is dancing truly does so when it allows another dance to exist alongside it. In this way, we create a landscape; in this way, we move to upper quarters.


choreography: Cristina Rizzo
interpreters: Johanna Hwang, Philippe Kratz, Ivana Mastroviti,
Damiano Artale, Roberto Tedesco, Serena Vinzio
costumes design: Cristina Rizzo
music: various composers
sound consultance and mixage: Spartaco Cortesi
lighting design: Carlo Cerri
costumes realization: Sartoria Aterballetto

The end is without recourse. A new world and a new citizenship are pressing here and now.
The tempest is over, we can lock away the darkness of usurpation and the illusion of dominion. All that remains is the possibility of reconciliation, of a powerful place for relationships.
TEMPESTA/THE SPIRITS is a ballet for six dancers. Three couples form a group, a kind of tribe which, through its choreography, performs a dance of sudden engagements, epidermal inhabitations and volatile bodies linked by a continuous and mutual twisting one within the other.
The mechanisms of dialogue and relationships make it possible to apply a strict daily exercise that can raise us above the dominant systems of subjectivity, to rename desires and reveal a very specific quality of vicinity. Being in a place found together, being there and working together to establish an ethereal state of gestures, of delicate negotiations designed to create new forms of expression and different qualities of time, jointly rehabilitating the apparition and leading to an advent.


[photo: Nadir Bonazzi]

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