28 Giugno 2022

Intervista a Rino De Pace, direttore artistico di MilanOltre

Dal 30 settembre al 16 ottobre il Teatro Elfo Puccini festeggia il 30esimo MilanOltre Festival con tre focus dedicati a Rosas/Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker, Compagnie Marie Chouinard e Compagnia Zappalà Danza, dando spazio al contempo a coreografi provenienti dalle esperienze più varie. A pochi giorni dalla partenza del festival, abbiamo incontrato il direttore artistico Rino De Pace per fargli alcune domande. Buona visione!

Tanz im August: Interview with Peeping Tom

We interviewed Franck Chartier from Belgian collective Peeping Tom over the course of Tanz im August festival, where they were present with “32 rue Vandenbranden”. One of the inspirational sources for this piece was Shohei Imamura’s The Ballad of Narayama where an old woman is taken to the top of mountain Narayama by her children, to die. Gabriela Carrizo and Franck Chartier wanted to dig into all the physiological burdens that can prevent people – even those who appear to be at total liberty to do what they want – from ever really escaping their roots, their family or their culture.
The action takes place under a wide-open sky in a mountain landscape with only rickety campers for shelter. We find ourselves in a small isolated community where the inhabitants are confronted with their loneliness. The focus in this creation lies on the internal forces that determine which turn the characters will take; their motives are being exposed and stripped of their consciousness. The borders between what happens in reality and what they believe that happens become blurred. They lose themselves in fear and remain trapped in their own isolation.

Meg Stuart: “Material is alive, and we can dialogue with it”

We interviewed choreographer Meg Stuart over the course of the 28th Edition of Tanz im August Festival, where she was present with the solo “BLESSED”. An apocalyptic scenario in a stage format, including funny appearances by a Brazilian carnival dancer: a sonny boy, clad in white and sandals, stalks through a cardboard paradise with a Swan Lake swan, South Seas palm tree and hut. But soon his paradise is left to decay. The catastrophe enters in the form of relentless rainfall that brings destruction instead of blessings. Time becomes the critical factor, and while Doris Dziersk’s stage design begins to collapse, the dancer and choreographer Francisco Camacho is subject to a transformation and confronted with the impossible task of building a shelter with soggy cardboard. Given the context of hurricane Katrina, Stuart’s piece shows a slow collapse with no escape routes – all the way to a slow-motion run through a destroyed wasteland. Stuart and Camacho had already worked together on Disfigure Study in 1991; in 2007, Stuart developed “BLESSED” for him, embedded in a sound collage by Hahn Rowe. The piece was awarded the 2008 French Theater, Dance and Music Critics Award for best foreign performance, and a Bessie Award in the category ‘outstanding visual design’ in 2012.

Critica in MOVimento: Re-Garde


Simona Pucciarelli partecipa a Critica in MOVimento con una video-recensione dello spettacolo di danza Re-Garde di Francesco Colaleo e Maxime Freixas (Compagnie MF). Buona visione e se, il video vi piace, mettete un Like!