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The Other Side

The dance and music (video)creation by Fondazione Nazionale della Danza / Aterballetto, in collaboration with Filarmonica Arturo Toscanini, Collezione Maramotti and Ravenna Festival.

Four languages meet, and offer their contribution to a “time & site specific” creation, born at the time of isolation, but gradually became an articulated and complex research site.

A story (by Simone Giorgi) of loneliness feelings chasing each other from one side of the walls to the other, on the thread of great pieces of repertoire (Ludwig van Beethoven) or music written for the occasion (by Fabio Massimo Capogrosso). Here is the cue for the choreographic research (by Saul Daniele Ardillo) around the body of dancers, who are isolated from an epidemic in the spring of 2020, but could be isolated in any spring of their (and our) life. Under the gaze and at the editing pace of Valeria Civardi. With the suggestions of a painting by Luisa Rabbia, evocative and material at the same time.

The Fondazione Nazionale della Danza / Aterballetto of Reggio Emilia and La Toscanini of Parma are working together in May and June for a “dance and music (video)creation” with the dancers of the company and the musicians of the Filarmonica Arturo Toscanini, with the support of Collezione Maramotti and the production partnership of Ravenna Festival.

The large painting Love by Luisa Rabbia is a part of the trilogy Love-Birth-Death realized by the artist between 2016 and 2017; it was exhibited for the first time at the Collezione Maramotti from October 2017 to March 2018.

In her work Rabbia reflects on the existential condition, the connection between human beings and their environment. Her works evoke web-like membranes made of delicate markings that co-exist with abrupt breaks and amputations made with decisive lines, and with fingerprints that lead us into the heart of a nebula, a fluid and organic structure that is both intimate and social. The artist’s use of blue cites interior worlds, blood in veins or sap running in deep roots. But blue is also the color of a universal skin, stretched out until it becomes a thin and fragile landscape.

Concept Saul Daniele Ardillo and Simone Giorgi Choreography Saul Daniele Ardillo Dramaturg Simone Giorgi Filmmaker – editing Valeria Civardi Music Ludwig van Beethoven (Sonata in E flat major n. 26 Op. 81 “Les adieux” – II movement – Andante Espressivo; Trio in C minor n. 3 Op. 1 – IV movement – Finale Prestissimo; Symphony in A major n.7 Op. 92 – transcription for trio – II movement – Allegretto) Original music composition Fabio Massimo Capogrosso

With the collaboration of Collezione Maramotti, Reggio Emilia Thanks to Luisa Rabbia for the artwork LOVE 2017 colored pencils, acrylic, fingerprint on canvas 274 x 513 cm © Luisa Rabbia

Dancers Noemi Arcangeli, Damiano Artale, Estelle Bovay, Hektor Budlla, Martina Forioso, Clément Haenen, Philippe Kratz, Ina Lesnakowski, Grace Lyell, Ivana Mastroviti, Giulio Pighini, Roberto Tedesco, Hélias Tur – Dorvault, Serena Vinzio Musicians Mihaela Costea (Violin), Pietro Nappi (Cello), Orazio Sciortino (Piano)

Idea and project Gigi Cristoforetti & Alberto Triola Artistic coordination Sveva Berti, Andrea Pecchio, Giulia Bassi Production Rossella Caldarelli & Giuliano Scalisi Technical director Marco Palermo

Communications Raffaele Filace & Maddalena Massafra Press Office Stefania Catellani & Giulia Bassi And all staff of Fondazione Nazionale della Danza / Aterballetto and La Toscanini


A production Fondazione Nazionale della Danza / Aterballetto and La Toscanini With the support of Collezione Maramotti, Reggio Emilia In production partnership of Ravenna Festival Executive production Fondazione Nazionale della Danza / Aterballetto  Sponsor ADAM shoe design

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