It all started with a duet, arising from the urge to discover and connect. And yet, what happens if a couple becomes a community? If a day trip aspires to become the journey of a lifetime?
According to Pablo Girolami, dancer and choreographer with Italian-Spanish origins and formerly a professional dancer at the Hessisches Staatsballett in Wiesbaden/Darmstadt, the answer lies in connecting with nature, listening to our primordial instincts and looking for our roots to be strong and firm as we look to the future.
After the success at the Vetrina della giovane danza d’autore in Ravenna, promoted by the Anticorpi network in 2021, and after being shortlisted for Danza Urbana XL, Pablo Girolami comes back to Oriente Occidente with IVONA, proposing a site-specific version of the quintet that combines the sensuality of courtship with an investigation into the ensuing social conflicts. All this is enhanced by ethnic and traditional music amplified by the rhythm of clubbing and of dub music.
My choreographic language is inspired by the animal world and what interests me most is courtship. I think it is not we humans who invented art or dance, I think this art form originates from animals.
In case of rain, the show will be performed in the square of the Mart - Museo di arte moderna e contemporanea di Trento e Rovereto.
Choreography Pablo Girolami
Performers Giacomo Todeschi, Guillerme Leal, Samuele Arisci, Lou Thabart, Pablo Girolami
Music Alim Qasimov, Fargana Qasimova, Troja, Nico Sun & Slow Nomaden, Acid Arab feat Radia Menel
Production House of IVONA, Centro di Produzione Twain - Tuscania (VT) Festival Oriente Occidente - Rovereto (TN) DANCEHAUSpiù (MI) Amis du MDC - Melinda Stampfli Neuchâtel (CH)
Duration 25 min
With the support of Comune di Rovereto e in collaboration with Mart - Museo di arte moderna e contemporanea di Trento e Rovereto