Residency from October 22th to 31th of 2018 and from June 4th to 13th 2019 at the Subsistances
Crossed residency with the Festival Interplay of Turin.
Pastorale"I'm not going to die in 4/4!" Moondog
This project is born out of a fascination with the universe of Moondog, composer and musician, cosmologist, poet and inventor of various musical instruments based in New York City in 1950's. Dressed as a viking, he could be found performing daily on the sidewalk between 54th Street and sixth Avenue, selling his scores to passersby. Moondog was blind from birth and created compositions combining city sounds, polyrhythmic elements, nature recordings and voices.
My interest in working with his music was born from a desire to look closer at the universe that generated them, and then to explore it through the body. My goal is to reveal what comes out of the perception of the outside world, and at the same time from an intimate and secret inner vision, generating a pastoral. Like when the human soul tries to follow the thread of a thought in constant flux, illuminating the labyrinth of its intimate investigations.
It is in this delicate and constant operation of the soul that I see the attempt to flee, to cheat death. This Pastoral is a depiction of that elsewhere, a utopian place where nature offers its beauty to man.
The project intends to investigate the idea of the pastoral as a musical and choreographic composition, an attempt to escape from ourselves and access another plane. Unison and counterpoint between body and rhythm, between gestures and the intimate visions that generated them, are the main elements. The set of elements external to the body suggests a path, a rhythmic and musical orientation made up of points, curved and straight lines, suspensions, voids. As the music creates defined and perceivable spaces, directions, pressures and voids, so must the body enter into this physical and sonic space, proceeding by deduction, intuition, grabbing what it can to help it along the way in an attempt to find and follow that intangible telepathy between the sonic body and the physical body, which will carry it along its path towards escape to a pure state of grace where time and space become one.
After attending the Rotterdam Dance Academy, he immediately began working with several international choreographers including Bruno Listopad, Virgilio Sieni, EASTMAN – Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui. Since 2007, he has presented his creations in numerous national and international festivals. Starting in 2010 his productions have been included in the network “Anticorpi XL” in Italy, and he has presented his work internationally as part of the networks “Les Repérages” and “Dance Roads” supported by Mosaico Danza (I). In 2010 he was invited to participate in the residency program “Transforme” as a choreographer, under the artistic direction of Myriam Gourfink at the Fondation Rouyamont (F). In 2012 his work TROIS CORPS was selected to perform at DNA Romaeuropa Festival and in 2013 he was a finalist in the Premio Equilibrio Roma. 2013 saw the debut of ROCK ROSE WOW, the first production of his own dance company, thanks to support from Movin‘Up 2nd session for the foreign residency project in 2012 at Tanztendenz Munchen (D). That same year he received the production prize ‘Teatri del Tempo Presente’, supported by Fondazione Piemonte Dal Vivo and MIBAC Ministero per i Beni e le Attività Culturali. In 2014 with L.A.N.D. WHERE IS MY LOVE? he was awarded the production prize “COLLABORACTION” which supports young choreographers, sponsored by the network “Anticorpi XL” and coordinated by Mosaico Danza. He has danced with internationally renowned musicians and composers including Kai Gleusteen, Ezio Bosso, etc. In recent years his work has been supported by festivals and national and international dance centers such as Torino Danza / Fondazione del Teatro Stabile di Torino, Fondazione Piemonte dal Vivo-Circuito Regionale dello Spettacolo, Mosaico Danza / Festival Interplay, CSC Centro per la Scena Contemporanea Bassano del Grappa, TROIS-CL Centre Choreographique Luxemburgeoise, Grand Studio Bruxelles, CDC Le Pacifique Grenoble, Centro de Documentação e Pesquisa em Dança Rio de Janeiro, CDC Les Hivernales Avignon, CANGO Cantieri Goldonetta Florence, ecc. KUDOKU, a new production realized in 2016 with musician Dan Kinzelman, will debut at the International Contemporary Dance Festival of La Biennale di Venezia (I) in June 2016. In 2016 the new project STILL received the Prospettiva Danza Prize (I). STILL is part of the project STILL Body Experience with Digital Brain realized with the support of Compagnia di San Paolo “ORA! linguaggi contemporanei _ produzioni innovative” .The new production KUDOKU realized with the musician Dan Kinzelman had his debut in BIENNALE DANZA 2016 (n Teatro La Fenice – Venezia) . KUDOKU was selected by AEROWAVES TWENTY17 and it was presented in Rencontres Chorégraohiques Internationales de Seine-Saint-Denis 2017.