Friday 21st June 2019

Teatro della Luna – Polverigi


Himalaya is inspired by the “Mountain” as a universal archetype of what is sacred. Ever since the most ancient traditions, it has been the axis that has set directions in the organised space and has connected the three worlds: divine, human, and the underworld. The climb to the top is the heart of every undertaking, and the connection between the base and the top is like closing the loop. In every climb there is a moment to be in a base camp, enjoy what happened before, and gather out strength for what is coming up next. One source of inspiration is Mount Analogue of René Daumal, a novel that is both bizarre and allegorical, detailing the discovery and ascent of a mountain, which can only be perceived by realising that one has travelled further in traversing it than one would by travelling in a straight line. This work will investigate how a choreography piece can turn into a ritual, using music scores by composers of the 20th century.

choreography and performer Chiara Frigo

live sound Bruce Turri (drum)

light design Moritz Zavan Stoeckle

music Steve Reich 

production Zebra Cultural Zoo (Venice)

co-production Scenario Pubblico/ Cia Zappalà (Catania), Dance Base Edimburgo (UK), Pim Off (Milano), CSC Bassano del Grappa (Vicenza), Centro Nave Santiago del Cile

Chiara Frigo, coreographer and performer, developes her work in the field of contemporary dance and performing art. Graduated in molecular biology, in 2006 her first creation Corpo in DoppiaElica is awarded the third prize at 10th Festival Choreographers Miniatures in Belgrade. Takeya is awarded the first prize at GD’A Veneto Anticorpi XL and is selected in the dance network Aerowaves. Takeya is presented in more than 50 cities. In 2009 she is invited to Choreoroam, a choreographic research project supported by CSC Bassano, The Place (UK), Dansatelier (NL), Dansescenen (DK), Paso a 2-Certamen Coreografico Madrid (ES), Dance Week Festival (HR).

Since 2010 she is engaged in international projects generated from the collaboration between Operaestate Festival Veneto, Canada (Circuit-Est of Montreal, Dance Center Vancouver), SNDO (Amsterdam) and she is invited to perform at the Creative Forum of Alexandria in Egypt. Suite-Hope, supported by La Caldera Barcelona, is selected in Aerowaves 2012 and is one of the five works chosen for the Italian Dance Platform in Edinburgh. When We Were Old, an international collaboration with quebecois choreographer Emmanuel Jouthe, premiere at Festival Tangente/Theatre L’Agora in Montreal and is presented at DNA Romaeuropa Festival. She created West End and Ballroom within the european project Act Your Age and she has recently premiered Stormy, a choreography for Balletto di Roma.

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