choreography Virgilio Sieni
interpretation and collaboration Giulia Mureddu, Sara Sguotti, Jari Boldrini, Ramona Caia, Maurizio Giunti, Giulio Petrucci, Claudia Caldarano, Marjolein Vogels
live music by Daniele Roccato
lights Fabio Sajiz, Virgilio Sieni
costumes Giulia Bonaldi
set up Viviana Rella
mask Giovanna Amoroso & Istvan Zimmermann, Plastikart Studio

Compagnia Virgilio Sieni
in collaboration with Emilia Romagna Teatro Fondazione, Romaeuropa Festival, Associazione Teatrale Pistoiese
The company is supported by Ministero dei beni e delle attività culturali e del turismo, Regione Toscana, Comune di Firenze

Running time 1 h

Virgilio Sieni, internationally renowned choreographer and new director of the Biennale Danza Venezia, will stage Dolce Vita_ Archeologia della Passione the latest production of his company.

The pièce tries to match two parallel streets, offering two adjacent narrations which develop one into the other; five choreographic pictures which go into the evangelical story of the Passion of Christ and research, at the same time, the sense of community through a crowd of approaches, rewards, solidarity, complicity, looks. Hence the need to create a journey that reflects pain and beauty, compassion and lightness arises. The community of the dancers move as one body through the vacuum of the space, leaving traces of humanity and depositing a continuous game that presents body and dance like an announcement, or like a call that has its roots in the desire of memory. So the choreography arises and passes at once, drawing an archaeological map of the body that tries to show us a path of adjacency between dance and life, life and body, beauty and tragedy. The five scenes of  the pièce, go through the whitened faces of the dancers, their mouths blended by the red lips, their look in dismay. So the five choreographic parts present themselves as notes, surveys in the area of history and space of today: they announce the desire to belong to a body evaporating from the gesture and rising in a continuum of endless figures. The work looks at the clearing as a nostalgic place of mysterious archeology.

Virgilio Sieni