28 May 2022 22:00

Teatro Astra Via Rosolino Pilo, 6 Torino

I love you so badly. I hope you suffer as much as I do …

BRUTAL LOVE POEMS. Raw and dynamic, Brutal Love Poems explores the “wild” side that we hide inside of us and that only reveals itself in our most intimate moments. Somehow, this revelation of our most primal being, terrible and brutal, is perhaps only ever manifested in front of those closest to us, the person we love. Poems is an abstract, non-narrative work, performed by four excellent and versatile dancers who offer a performance that is both accessible and stimulating at the same time. Through movement, Poems provokes, entertains and seduces, ensuring the audience a great evening of exciting and thought-provoking contemporary dance.The performance is accompanied by music specially created by Jim Pinchen, a British composer with an extensive resume who writes music for dance and combines electronic composition with contemporary urban influences.

THOMAS NOONE. London-born, he is the director of the Thomas Noone Dance Company. As a choreographer he creates contemporary dance pieces with a distinctive physical and gestural style. He works with his Barcelona-based company founded in 2001 and resident in the SAT! Theater. He also works as a freelance guest choreographer internationally. Thomas Noone Dance has created more than 30 productions in the last 17 years, including collaborations with Barcelona institutions such as the Grec Festival or the Mercat de les Flors. The company regularly tours in Spain, and has also been to other European countries such as South Korea and Latin America. As a guest he has created works for companies such as Ballet Basel, Norrdans (Sweden), Ballet du Rhin, Company E (USA), Ballet Nacional de Perú (Lima), Ballet Nachinal Chileno (Chile), Tanztheater Munster (Germany), Kyo Integrated Dance Company (Japan).
Noone has also been the artistic director of the Dansat! Festival in the SAT! since 2006 and a consultant for the Theatre’s dance program. He has fostered international collaborations (Grec, Aerowawes). Among his other activities, he conducts workshops and participates in juries of several competitions. In 2011 he was awarded the City of Barcelona Prize for Dance.

MM COMPANY DANCE COMPANY. The MM Contemporary Dance Company is a contemporary dance company directed by choreographer Michele Merola, founded in 1999 as a center for the production of events and performances and as a promoter of festivals and workshops with the aim of promoting exchanges and alliances between Italian and international artists, witnesses and spokesmen of contemporary culture.
The repertoire of the company, based in Reggio Emilia, is rich and varied, thanks to the works of Michele Merola and to the creations signed by European and Italian choreographers such as Maguy Marin, Mats Ek, Mauro Bigonzetti, Thomas Noone, Gustavo Ramirez Sansano, Karl Alfred Schreiner, Eugenio Scigliano, Emanuele Soavi, Enrico Morelli, Daniele Ninarello, Ginevra Panzetti and Enrico Ticconi, Roberto Tedesco, Camilla Monga.
In 2010 MMCDC won the prestigious Danza&Danza Award as the best emerging company and today, it is, to all intents and purposes, a reality of excellence in Italian dance, with a consolidated activity of performances all over the country. Since a few years it has conquered an international market with performances in European and non-European countries (Korea, Colombia, Canada, Germany, Russia, Morocco, Belgium, Spain…).
In 2017, MMCDC won the 2017 Europaindanza Prize – Award for Merit in Choreography, for the show Bolero by Michele Merola.
For the three-year period 2018-20 and for 2021, it is an associated company of the Trentino Alto Adige InDanza Circuit. MMCDC is supported by the Ministry of Culture, Regione Emilia-Romagna, Fondazione Nazionale della Danza/Aterballetto, Centro Permanente Danza/Reggio Emilia.

Production MM Contemporary Dance Company
Choreography and lights Thomas Noone
Music Jim Pinchen
Costumes Enrico Morelli
Performers Dylan Di Nola, Matilde Gherardi, Annalisa Perricone, Giuseppe Villarosa
With the support of Ministero della Cultura, Regione Emilia-Romagna, Fondazione Nazionale della Danza / Aterballetto, Teatro Asioli di Correggio, Centro Permanente Danza – Reggio Emilia


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