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ANDREA COSTANZO MARTINI – OCCHIO DI BUE | INTEATRO 40

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24 June 2018

Cinema Italia, Polverigi

ANDREA COSTANZO MARTINI - WHAT HAPPENED IN TORINO + OCCHIO DI BUE (Spotlight)

Andrea Costanzo Martini was born and raised in Italy where he received his first education in contemporary dance and ballet, before starting an international career that has lead him touring all around Europe. He joined the BATSHEVA Ensemble and 2 years later moved to the main Company; he later joined the CULLBERG Ballet in Stockholm where he performed for two years repertoire of Benoit Lachambre, Alexander Ekman ,Crystal Pite, Jefta Van Dinter and Tillman O’Donnel. In 2012 he moved back to Israel where he joined the Inbal Pinto Dance company and started creating his own works.

For What happened in Torino, he was awarded First Prize for both dance and choreography at the International Stuttgart Solo Competition and audience prize at the Mas Danza Festival in Gran Canaria, Spain.

What happened in Torino focuses on the relationship between the body of the performer and the act of being on stage, in a struggle between the search for presence and the feeling of being trapped.

Andrea in this work deals with the Gaze of the other, and on how it affects his way of being.

Being watched as a trigger for pleasure but also as a petrifying force that holds him on place,

under the lights , against his will.

Dramaturgically the piece evolves around a text inspired by an Italian tv sale woman from the 90’s

placing the work in a very precise contest, however not dictating the aesthetics of the movements.

The solo Occhio di Bue (Spotlight) focus on the relationship power between a dancer, a choreographer and the audience. When a dancer is on stage, to whom does he need to obey? To the choreographer or to his instinct? When creator and dancer are the same person, who does prevail over the other?

Martini calls into question, with a lot of irony, his own role in the dance world..

choreographer, performance Andrea Costanzo Martini

sound Andrea Costanzo Martini

music Arvo Part, Moondog, Andrea Costanzo Martini

light Yoav Barel 

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