Hemabharathy Palani | Gianni Maroccolo

Perpetuo arises from the encounter between the music of Gianni Maroccolo (C.S.I., Litfiba, Deproducers) and the dance of the Indian choreographer and dancer Hemabharathy Palani. A blend of creative flows that combine movement and sound.

The record producer Gianni Maroccolo set up an environment made of miscellaneous and soft sounds for the event with the dancer and choreographer Hemabharathy Palani. As in an ancient tradition characterized by a contemporary sensitivity, each single part of it has its own shining light, which goes together with the dancing steps. Hemabharathy Palani’s dancing takes inspiration from the places she experiences, making the past and the current presences vibrating and alive, which she found along the path, through the gestures.
From these perspectives, Perpetuo is a music and dancing movement that restores a common breath, which is overflowing, careful and enchanted. It’s an impulse that amplifies the beat, making it uncatchable and hypnotic. It’s something beautiful and marvelous hard to explain.


An award-winning choreographer and dancer, Hemabharathy Palani is one of the most promising talents in contemporary Indian dance.
Known for her fluidity and musicality, Hema is a dynamic choreographer and performer. On stage, her focus is hypnotic, drawing her audience into the story she weaves with her gracefully articulated movements.
Hemabharathy Palani’s work is deeply personal and evocative. Her movements are richly textured with elements from her further training in ballet, contemporary dance, Kalaripayattu, yoga and capoeira at the Attakkalari Centre for Movement Arts.
​Hema has travelled to some of the biggest contemporary dance venues including the Barbican Centre (London), Mercat de les Flors (Barcelona) and Critical Path (Sydney). She has also completed residencies under mentors like Jonathan Burrows, during her Sadler’s Wells Summer University programme in 2011.
​Currently, she is the Rehearsal Director at the Attakkalari Centre for Movement Arts, Bengaluru, where she also works as a choreographer, teacher and performing artist.
Gianni Maroccolo, born in 1960, spent his childhood in Sardinia and moved to Florence in the early 1980s. He studied double bass, electronic music and phonology at the Conservatory and founded Litfiba with Piero Pelù, Ghigo Renzulli, Antonio Aiazzi and Ringo De Palma. In 1990 he produced “Epica, Etica, Etnica, Pathos”, the latest CCCP album. In 1992, with Giovanni Lindo Ferretti, Massimo Zamboni, Giorgio Canali, Francesco Magnelli, he founded the Consorzio Suonatori Indipendenti (C.S.I.). In 2001, the C.S.I. evolve in the PGR. In 2004, he published the solo album “A.C.A.U. – La nostra meraviglia” featuring Battiato, Pelù, Raiz, Consoli, Donà, Jovanotti, Agnelli and others. He joined Marlene Kuntz for two albums and a tour and participated in several parallel projects: sonorizations (in particular with the Masbedo), the experimental quintet Beautiful (with Howie B) and an independent art label (Al-kemi Lab). With Claudio Rocchi he composed and produced “vdb23″. The album generates the tour “Nulla è andato perso”, documented by the homonymous triple vinyl (best 2017 record for Classic Rock). He is part of the Deproducers, along with Vittorio Cosma, Max Casacci and Riccardo Sinigallia. With them he creates soundtracks for scientific conferences and soundtracks. His most recent project is “Alone”, a “perpetual” album divided into chapters published every six months.





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