May 7, 2015 - May 17, 2015 19:00
Stazione Leopolda di Firenze | IT
TREES is an installation/performance created by Cristina Caprioli, one of the most important choreographers of the Scandinavian scene, that will be presented in a site specific version for the Stazione Leopolda.
TREES is a make believe forest in motion, a digital fairy tale to get lost inside – and belong to.
TREES invites you into a wood of shadows where dancing is a thrill.
You enter with care, we show you how, set-up the pace, lend you some moves. You follow your mood, show us your moves, shadow us while we shadow you. And off we go, we stumble and crawl, tiptoe and roll, bundle up in a pile, spread far apart, lie down, rest and listen for a while. Carefully, one move after the next, by ragbags of shapes, we dwell into choreography, inside and about ourselves, and each other.
TREES is a crowded clearing in motion where interaction is unavoidable – a place paving for receptive participation, a reciprocal event shaped by visitors, dancers, music, shadows and the forest tuning each other in. A choreography made of perceiving and responding – a place that opens the senses and where dancing is a way of sharing.
Born and raised in Italy, Cristina Caprioli studied in Sweden and the US. After a dance career in Switzerland and Germany, she moved to New York to focus on contemporary dance studies and worked with choreographer Douglas Dunn. Back in Europe in the early 80’s, in 1998 in Stockholm she founded the independent dance company ccap for which she has produced over 30 works.
Her choreography is marked by clarity, stringency and precision as well as complexity and strong physicality.
Her interest in theory marks all of her work, on stage and beyond. To practice, investigate and develop her matters of interest, she has curated and produced the festivals Talking Dancing (1997) and Movement is a Woman (2002), the research projects t.lab (2004) and after cover (2009-2011), published the dance anthology Choreographies (2008), and most recently curated and produced the Weaving Politics symposium (2012).