conception, direction, choreography Francesca Pennini
dramaturgy Angelo Pedroni, Francesca Pennini
original music Francesco Antonioni
light designer Fabio Sajiz
violin Marlène Prodigo
percussions Flavio Tanzi
action and creation Simone Arganini, Margherita Elliot, Carolina Fanti, Carmine Parise, Angelo Pedroni, Francesca Pennini, Stefano Sardi, Vilma Trevisan
production CollettivO CineticO, Torinodanza, Mito Settembre Musica, Théatre de Liège, CANGO Cantieri Goldonetta Firenze
in collaboration with Emilia Romagna Teatro Fondazione Fondazione, Teatro Comunale di Ferrara
with the contribution of ResiDance XL – luoghi e progetti di residenza per creazioni coreografiche, action of Anticorpi XL – Network Giovane Danza D’autore, coordinated by L’Arboreto – Teatro Dimora di Mondaino
Duration 1h 30′
With Sylphidarium – Maria Taglioni on the ground, young Francesca Pennini and the CollettivO CineticO rewrite the anatomy of the body in ballet, a contemporary rewriting of the ballet La Sylphide (1832) passing through Fokine’s La Sylphide (1909).
Sylphidarium starts a fight between air and earth, natural and supernatural, matter and transparency of the flesh, silence of the nails and weight of the heels in a vertical overturn that inverts times and postures. It’s an entomological gaze towards the anatomy of ballet, a perspective on the deepest impulses of the body. Chopin’s music dialogues with the original score of Francesco Antonioni, in a percussive and rhythmic repartee played live.
Diaphanous, ethereal and airy, classical ballet Sylphs with their tutus and ballet slippers; and beetle Sylphs that feed on carcasses and are concrete, earthly, stocky and heavy as they are observed by the scientific eyes of an entomologist.
CollettivO CineticO is an experimental performing arts group founded in 2007 by the choreographer Francesca Pennini in collaboration with the dramaturg Angelo Pedroni and more than 50 artists from different disciplines. Their research focuses on the nature of the performative event discussing its mechanisms with ludic and rigorous formats, in the interstices between dance, theater and visual arts. The company is resident at the Teatro Comunale of Ferrara and since now created 34 pieces receiving many awards: Giovani Danz’Autori Prize 2008; Rete Critica Award as Best Italian artist 2014; Jurislav Korenić Award Best Young Theatre Director 2014; Danza & Danza Prize as Best choreographer and interpreter 2015; MESS Prize 2016 at BE Festival – Birmingham; Hystrio Iceberg Award 2016.