director and choreographer Virgilio Sieni
live music performed by Corale G. Savani
director Giampaolo Violi
chorus Arianna Agnoletto, Pietro Baldelli, Iolanda Battini, Lorella Begatti, Elena Benati, Sara Bertani, Lara Bertesi, Stefanina Biagini, Giovanna Bianco, Angela Bisi, Antonella Bolognesi, Barbara Bonini, Daniela Bonini, Lorella Borghi, Isa Caiumi, Antonella Cimino, Giorgia Cotza, Paola Cremaschi, Leocadia De Luca, Stefano Facchini, Emilio Ferrari, Franco Ferrari, Anna Ganzerli, Giovanna Gavioli, Silvia Gialdi, Carlo Giorgio, Franca Giovanardi, Corrado Gualdi, Stefania Iannaccone, Enrico Lugli, Loretta Lusetti, Clemente Mai, Guido Malagoli, Mirco Malaguti, Gianni Monari, Manuela Palmieri, Maria Grazia Percorari, Licia Pongiluppi, Giovanni Provesi, Anna Raimondi, Claudia Retteghieri, Lidia Rovatti, Elena Rustichelli, Osanna Sacchi, Antonia Serino, Carlo Alberto Setti, William Stefani, Andrea Tiraboschi, Goffredo Togliani, Giorgio Turrini, Mariavittoria Vecchi, Enrica Zironi
interpreters Francesca Antonino, Anna Luigia Autiero, Samuele Baschieri, Lorenza Bellandi, Gabriella Bernardi, Camilla Casadei Maldini, Silvia Caselli, Marta Cellamare, Paolo Luigi Cervigni, Deborah Chiaramonte, Rossella Daolio, Antonella Delli Carri, Mariateresa Diomedes, Sara Fulco, Barbara Garzelli, Gianfranco Giannerini, Margherita Giovannini, Antonino Giunta, Camilla Guarino, Valeria La Corte, Kseniia Maksimova, Elena Marchi, Vito Melita, Francesca Mengozzi, Giuseppe Messina, Giuseppina Monaco, Lea Oppenheim, Rita Pattuelli, Arianna Proietto O Sansone, Serena Saba, Francesco Schiano Di Cola, Maria Elena Seidenari, Pasqualina Siotto, Milvia Stefani, Elisa Tinti, Maria Tusino, Barbara Vagnozzi, Werther Ventura, Uliano Vescovini, Anna Maria Volta, Antonella Zimari, Lucia Zoccoletto
project assistant Gaia Germanà, Daina Pignatti
production Emilia Romagna Teatro Fondazione, Compagnia Virgilio Sieni/Accademia sull’Arte del Gesto
hospitality LAMINARIE/DOM la cupola del Pilastro Bologna in the frame of a regional project of art residencies
realized with the contribution of Regione Emilia-Romagna
thanks to Franca Zagatti/Mousiké
Giorgio Morandi was born in Bologna in 1890. This project is a humble look back on his work that is arranged in a mapping of lights that come together by generating matter. A story of human space and physical map that runs through the expression of the performers and their light.
The crowd that will live this experience is composed of citizens, dancers and emotional amateurs, aged between 11 and 80 years old, who in many cases accompanied and participated in previous productions, thus constituting an unprecedented and innovative community of gesture.
An incessant movement of the body to deposit traces of rubble on the ground: still lifes as archaeological signs of gesture. A voyage into the proliferation of the gesture, into the light and the shadow of the figure, into flaw and into lightness, where the articulation is modulated through an atlas of drapery and blurs. Closeness, between proximity and touch becomes the primary element in creating a score of stops; still lifes that suspend the meaning of gesture toward questions that man puts to time and duration.
The project Home, realized in Carpi immediately after the earthquake of 2012, represents the beginning of Virgilio Sieni’s relationship with the territories of Emilia: for the first time, along with some groups of citizens, young people, families and the elderly, Sieni meets the Chorale Savani directed by Giampaolo Violi. Since then they have had continuous productive experiences that have generated a workshop on the gesture as the driving force of each production.
Experiences and productions with the gesture community of Carpi/Modena/Bologna:
Home, (2013) starring the Corale Savani and citizens of Carpi (Carpi);
Agorà Marseille (2013) with the Corale Savani and various musicians such as G. Comuniello, (Marseille, European Capital of Culture 2013);
Crucifixion (2014) with the Chorale Savani (The biennial of Venice, Florence/Cenacles Fiorentini, Carpi, Mantua);
Depositions (2014) with the Corale Savani and G. Comuniello (Carpi);
Pasolini Dinner (2015) with 120 performers and the Corale Savani (Bologna, Florence);
Short dances of youth (2015) with 70 performers and the Chorale Savani (Modena);
Short dances of youth#Beijing _China (2016) with 50 performers and the Corale Savani (Beijing).
A choreographer and dancer, Sieni founded the Compagnia Parco Butterfly in 1983 and the Compagnia Virgilio Sieni in 1992, emerging as one of the leading figures of the European contemporary scene.
He created new shows for the most important Italian cultural organizations and was awarded a number of prizes (Ubu, Danza&Danza, Lo Straniero, and Anct). In 2013 he was appointed director of the Dance section of the Biennale di Venezia (until December 2016) and was nominated Chevalier de l’ordres des arts et de lettres by the French Ministry of Culture.
He represented Italy both in Marseille – European Capital of Culture in 2013, with the project “The art of gesture in the Mediterranean” that involved 160 performers from many different countries, and in Brussels as part of the six-month period of the Italian Presidency of the European Union 2014 with his project, Vita Nova. In 2015 he made Atlante del Gesto for the Fondazione Prada in Milan.