28 May 2022 21:30

Teatro Astra Via Rosolino Pilo, 6 Torino

ROUND TRIP. The performance is an investigation of pure movement. It is the result born from the awareness that without space there would be no movement, but without movement space would not be conceivable. There is no linear story but moments, images, situations that transfigure the formal data of the choreographic score in music, in what seems to be a “mosaic-work”. With Round Trip we enter into an analysis of different identities; we enter into an analysis of the encounter with the other and its many facets. Individuals intent in a research, unique and multiple, confront and identify themselves, mixing again, not caring about any classification. The pièce is, in its whole, a circular motion that consists in invading and abandoning the space with staggered returns and goings also in time. In the choreography as a whole, it is as if every single situation were disconnected from the previous or the following one and could belong each time to an infinitely variable number of performers.

ROBERTO TEDESCO. Roberto Tedesco trained at the School of Ballet of Tuscany under the direction of Cristina Bozzolini. From 2009 to 2011 he danced in the Junior BdT. In 2011 he worked at the Maggio Musicale Fiorentino directed by Francesco Ventriglia. He then joined Aterballetto, under the direction of Cristina Bozzolini and later Gigi Cristoforetti, dancing choreographies by Ohad Naharin, Jiri Kylian, Hofesh Shecter, William Forsythe, Mauro Bigonzetti, Johan Inger, Andonis Foniadakis, Diego Tortelli, Jiri Pokorny, Giuseppe Spota, Michele Di Stefano, Philippe Kratz, Francesco Nappa, Eugenio Scigliano, Cristina Rizzo, Michele Merola, Fabrizio Monteverde.
For Aterballetto he creates Kersiam (2016), Apnea (2017 – selected for the 32nd ediz. of the International Choreographic Competition Hannover) and Cemento (2018). In 2019 he won the Critics’ Award and the NTM-Production Award with AGR Duet at the 34th ediz. of the International Choreographic Competition Hannover. In 2020 he created Aterballetto Punch 24 and Turn the Tide, and in 2021 Superorganism for Michele Merola and Enrico Morelli’s Agora Coaching Project.

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.

Production MM Contemporary Dance Company
By Roberto Tedesco
With Emiliana Campo, Dylan Di Nola, Matilde Gherardi, Nicola Stasi, Alice Ruspaggiari, Giuseppe Villarosa
Music Not Waving
Lights: Gessica Germini
With the support of Ministero della Cultura, Regione Emilia-Romagna, Fondazione Nazionale della Danza / Aterballetto, Centro Permanente Danza/Reggio Emilia

Critics’ Award and NTM-Production Award with AGR Duet (duet version)
Selected for the Vetrina Network Anticorpi XL 2021 (version for duet)


durata 12'