10 June 2022 21:15

Lavanderia a Vapore Corso Pastrengo, 51 Collegno (TO)

MOMENTO. The choreographic project Il racconto dell’isola sconosciuta – The Tale of the Unknown Island, freely inspired by the work of José Saramago, is part of a larger artistic project around the theme of time, its flow and the emotional and social condition that this relationship triggers. In the wake of the previous Elegia delle cose perdute (whose choreographic paintings decline our relationship with the past, with what is abandoned, lost, left behind, returning a reflection on themes such as memory, nostalgia, belonging and exile) this creation focuses its research on the relationship with the present time, on the suspended and uncertain condition that brings our experiences towards further desires and all hopes still to be realized. Who we are is the sum of all our experiences, events, lived emotions, the knowledge we have accumulated and the lessons we have or have not learned, it is a depth that dwells under the soles of our feet. Yet life is nothing more than an eternal present and our existence is the experience of the instant: the Goethian Augenblick in a thirsty search for the meaning of life, is in a liquid space that is surface and as far as our eyes can see, floating and suspended over the past below us which is submerged under the sea of ​​time.

COMPAGNIA ZEROGRAMMI. is a dance company founded in 2001, directed by choreographer Stefano Mazzotta, supported by Piedmont Region and MIBAC/Italian Ministry for Cultural Heritage. The organic journey of discovery, leading to creation (over 30 titles realized in collaboration with theaters and festivals in Italy, Russia, Portugal, Holland, Spain, Germany) comes to compositional work through dramatic and choreographic research, social and educational projects, residences built around specific anthropological and geographical interests, practice of languages such as photography, plastic arts, literature, to give to the creative work new signs, new meanings and an experience-based baggage representing the essential tool with which we come to the construction of our artistic work, renewing its sense and urgency. (…) From these concept have arsose creations that embrace inspirations and stimuli from the most diverse worlds. Literature and philosophy, tradition and everyday life have given birth to original and sharp, ironic and intense performances, works marked by a careful integrity (Hystrio Award 2013).
We dance the everyday: the smallest details, invisible, imperfect details behind which the deepest aspects of our being human are hidden. We dance the fragility: a shudder, a contradiction, an uncertainty, an expectation. In a time that is a nostalgic now, leaning towards the future, and moves in the individual with the obligation to speak on behalf of all. In a place that is in the here, that invests, crosses and cracks the whole body to embrace the world. In a form that is offered gesture, poor and peripheral, capable of renaming things.” (Stefano Mazzotta)

A project by Stefano Mazzotta
With Stefano Mazzotta, Amina Amici
Dramaturgy collaboration Silvia Battaglio
Lighting design Tommaso Contu
Production secretary Maria Elisa Carzedda
Production Zerogrammi
With the support of TAP_Torino Arti Performative, Regione Piemonte, MIC_Ministero della Cultura
Creation realized with the contribution of SWANS NEVER DIE_
A Project by Lavanderia a Vapore – Centro di Residenza per la Danza (Fondazione Piemonte dal Vivo, Coorpi, Didee Arti e Comunicazione, Mosaico Danza, Zerogrammi)
In collaboration with Operaestate Festival Veneto e Centro per la Scena Contemporanea CSC Bassano del Grappa, Triennale Milano Teatro, Fondazione Teatro Grande di Brescia, Festival Bolzano Danza – Fondazione Haydn, Il Cassero LGBTI Center – Gender Bender Festival, Mnemedance, Università degli Studi di Torino – Corso di laurea in DAMS



durata 15'