Wednesday 19th June 2019
Sala Sommier, Villa Nappi – Polverigi
DAVIDE VALROSSO – A PEACEFUL PLACE
A PEACEFUL PLACE is born from the meeting between Davide Valrosso and the three Indian dancers of the Attakkalari company of Bangalore, thanks to the support of “Crossing the sea” internationalization project, thought in order to create and consolidate long-term collaborations between Italy and Asian countries and of the Middle East.
The work is based on a series of choreographic actions born from the dialogue and encounter with different languages: from Kalari Payat, one of the most ancient fighting arts in existence, and elements of yoga (Asana and Pranayama) and gestures taken from ancient traditional Indian dances, decomposed and imbricated in a dance that is sometimes substantial and sometimes formal. The result is a compositional architecture with a highly original language, poised between the sacred and the profane, a space for reflection on the theme of the ONE, a principle that points out the unity of all things. A theme dealt with in one of the oldest sacred texts of the Hindu tradition, the Rig Veda, dating back to around the second millennium AC, and then taken up again in the West by Plato Plotinus and finally by Hegel. A PEACEFUL PLACE is an opportunity for meeting and discovery, a physical space where the art of gesture and the study of form are practiced. A place of retreat for the warrior who performs the pujo, “rite of adoration”, before devoting himself to combat.
choreography and concept DAVIDE VALROSSO
in collaboration with the dancers Arathy A.R., Niharl Pash e Veer Nishad.
music Demdik Stare – Null Results / Ø - Hikari / Indian Flutes and Tibetan Bells
in the frame of CROSSING THE SEA / Boarding Pass Plus Programme supported by MIBAC
Davide Valrosso associated artist of Festival Oriente Occidente and VAN cultural association. After graduating from English National Ballet, studied in numerous contemporary training centers. During five years he has been working permanently with the Virgilio Sieni company, both as a dancer and as a performer and trainer within the Accademia sull’Arte del Gesto (Academy of Art of Gesture), in Florence. He has collaborated with visual artists and choreographers such as Tino Sehgal, Paolo Bronstein, Ariella Vidach, Laura Corradi, Paolo Mohovich, Gustavo Ramirez, Jacopo Godani, Eugenio Scigliano, Raymond Sullivan, Daniele Ninarello, Antonello Tudisco, Raphael Bianco, Pascal Touzeau, Cristina Rizzo, Fabrizio Favale. He is author of the ‘Cosmopolitan Beauty’ project, produced by Cango_Centro of production on body and dance languagesand supported by the Teatro Pubblico Pugliese (Anticorpi selection 2016), and in the ‘We_Pop ‘project, produced by Festival Oriente Occidente.
He was selected for NID Platform 2017 and has been involved in the ‘Prove D’autore XL’ project, 2017 edition, in which he has created “We are not alone” for the Triennium of the Ballet of Rome, under the direction of Roberto Casarotto. In 2018 he created the solo “Biografia di un corpo”, produced by Kilowatt / Capotrave, as part of the European project BeSpectACTive and “Dream, a mid-summer night” commissioned by the Balletto di Roma and coproduced by Festival Oriente Occidente. From September 2018 he is working at 70.000, educational project for the National Academy of Dance in Rome.
Davide Valrosso has presented his works in many Festivals and theaters in Italy and abroad.