PREMIERE » 23 February 2014
Festival Equilibrio 2014, AudItorium Parco della Musica – ROME
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Hospice evokes a terminal place where there are no choice. Gestures, actions, meetings are the last possible, assuming a dimension of absolute perfection.
Two people define their individual identities and their relationship, creating a perfect space full of intimacy, memories, pain and pleasure.
Hospice uses the physicality of two outstanding young performers, fragments of text drawn from literature and films, original visual images.
The show was awarded the “Prize Equilibrio 2013 – Rome for contemporary dance” by the jury consisting of Guy Cools (BE), Raimund Hoghe (DE ), David Jays (GB ) Frédéric Mazelly (FR). From the motivations: “(…) Both the quality of performance, both the originality of the vocabulary of movement and other scenic elements – music, video, scenography – are already well blended into a coherent dramaturgical work”.
by Glen Çaçi
with Glen Çaçi, Silvia Mai
light design and drama adviser Andrea Saggiomo
produced by Fondazione Musica per Roma, Marche Teatro-INTEATRO Polverigi
with the support of Consorzio Marche Spettacolo
in the frame of REFRESH – Lo spettacolo delle Marche per le Nuove Generazioni
in collaboration with Associazione Culturale dello Scompiglio
a special thanks to Comune di San Ginesio
Winner of Premio Equilibrio 2013
Glen Çaçi Glen Caci is an albanian performer active professionally in Italy, Belgium and France since 2005. Before graduating in dance/performance in 2010, at the Inteatro Polverigi Foundation, he followed masters such as Masaki Iwana, Jonathan Burrows, Geraldine Pilgrim, Raffaella Giordano. Since then he started his solo career creating his personal works.
His first work was The Fall of Sleep (Cascare dal sonno) premiered at the Inteatro International Festival 2011.
In 2013 wins the Premio Equilibrio with Hospice, his second work as an author. Won different prizes with theater projects and taken part in many Italian Contemporary Festivals. Collaborated with The Tony Clifton Circus, Cie Andrea Saggiomo, Cie Chiara Frigo, Gary Stevens, Ambra Senatore, Sergio Longobardi. Actually he is performing in the last production of the the theater company Motus, which premiered at the FTA Festival in Montreal, Canada in 2012.
Silvia Mai was born in Verona in 1984. After graduating in scenography at the Academy of Arts in Venice, she moved to Milan to study theater with the master Kuniaki Ida.
In 2009 met Raffaella Giordano, and starts the two-year course of training “Scriptures for Contemporary Dance” at the end of which, together with 11 other artists of the same period, she founded the research group “FamigliaFuchè.” Other important figures in his work are Ang Gey Pin, Maria Munoz, Claude Coldy, Cynthia De Lorenzi, Silvia Rampelli, Dominique Dupuy.
From 2010 she began working with the Theater Valdoca, working as a dancer in the show Caino and now in some new projects. In 2011, with Sveva Scognamiglio and Clare Goldsmith, began studying for the creation of Elles sont partout and a personal approach to authorial working on her first solo dance Raku.
Andrea Saggiomo was born in Florence in 1980. Today he lives in Naples. In 2007 he founded his own theater group. In 2008 he won “Nuove Sensibilità” contest with the show “I canti di Maldoror”. In 2009 he won “Cantieri Teatrali per Fabbrica Europa” contest with the show “I fiori d’Arancio”. Both the shows have been performed in several italian cities on the occasion of international and national festivals. The last show of the group “Villon” premiered in Napoli in November 2011. In 2013 he founded with Gaelle Cavalieri a new impro-noise performance duo called ASTEPBACK starting from the project AMORFIA which is still a work in progress. Since 2010 the project 70FPS (improvised noise super8 film projection performances with everyday cracked electronics and lights) comes with the theatrical practice and interacts with it, being the between of relations with other artists and musicians beyond the theater world (Aspec(t), Andy Guhl, Seppo Renvall are some of the artists he collaborated with). The first DVD by 70FPS, titled BUT YOU ARE has been released on VIANDE records in 2012.