ALCUNE COREOGRAFIE. A multidisciplinary and experimental performance that puts the dancer Ramona Caia in dialogue with a precious and ponderous work of video collection, editing and subsequent reworking of a series of types of dances. The choreography is built through the mimesis of a multitude of video fragments, edited in a strict sequence, rummaging through the history of dance and performance, going through cinema and internet and looking for a sensitive kinetic matter. In the first part the dancer embodies, transforms, connects and brings back to the present the body of the image, probing its dynamics, freedom and linguistic immediacy without a privileged point of view. She eradicates the body from its own imagery in the development of a choreography that proceeds linearly towards its end. The dance attempts to free itself from the force of the image, ceasing to refer to anything else, and beginning to refer only to itself. In the second part, an original video by the artist Roberto Fassone offers a sequence of visual choreographies, a symbolic landscape where the human being is absent but in which he still seeks a relationship with the body on stage and reflects on that intangible matter of which dance is made.
JACOPO JENNA. His research examines the perception of dance and choreography as an extended practice, generating various performative contexts in which to relocate the body in relation to movement. Graduated in Sociology, he trained in dance at Codarts (Rotterdam Dance Academy). He deals with training and educational programs for various age groups, developing new strategies of relationship with the performing arts.
He has collaborated in Europe with stable companies, choreographic research projects and various artists including Jacopo Miliani, Caterina Barbieri, Roberto Fassone, Ramona Caia, Bassam Abou Diab. Her work is produced and supported by spazioK/Kinkaleri, she has presented her projects at festivals and institutions such as Centrale Fies Dro, Virgilio Sieni – Centro nazionale di produzione Firenze, MART Rovereto, Contemporanea Festival Prato, Pépinières européennes pour jeunes artistes/Jeune Création-Vidéo Cinéma, Fondazione Palazzo Strozzi Firenze, Centro per l’Arte Contemporanea Luigi Pecci Prato, Fabbrica Europa Florence, CROSS award, Danae Festival Milan, Short Theatre Rome, Dansem Marseille, Bipod Festival Beirut, Palazzo Grassi Punta della Dogana Venice, Chantiers d’Europe – Théâtre de la Ville Paris, Do Disturb – Palais de Tokyo Paris, Mudam – Museum of Contemporary Art Luxembourg.
RAMONA CAIA. Dancer and choreographer. After an education in classical dance (National Academy of Dance in Rome and Rudra Atelier Béjart Lausanne) she had several professional experiences in the most famous Italian theaters. She collaborated with choreographers such as Karole Armitage, Virgilio Sieni and with visual artists such as Daniela De Lorenzo. In 2012 he founded CANI – a choreographic research group – with Giulia Mureddu and Jacopo Jenna.
ROBERTO FASSONE. Visual artist and performer. His work is focused on hidden structures, surrealist games, bizarre stories, lucky coincidences, subtle transformations and Minneapolis funk. In recent years he has exhibited and performed his work at Italian and international institutions, including: Naturhistorisches Museum, Bern; MAMbo, Bologna; Fanta-MLN, Milan; OGR, Turin; MOCAK, Krakow; Centrale Fies, Dro; Carroll / Fletcher, London; AOYS (online), Zkm, Karlsruhe; Mart, Rovereto; Palazzetto dello Sport, Asti; Quadriennale di Roma; Castello di Rivoli, Turin.
Concept, direction and video choreography Jacopo Jenna
Collaboration and dance Ramona Caia
Collaboration and video Roberto Fassone
Original music Francesco Casciaro
Lighting design Mattia Bagnoli
Costumes Eva di Franco
Organization Luisa Zuffo
Production KLm – Kinkaleri
Coproduction Centrale Fies
With the support of Azienda Speciale Palaexpo – Mattatoio | Progetto PrendersiCura
Show selected at NID PLATFORM 2022 and Aerowaves Twenty22