Cantando Sulle Ossa. The Contemporary Body, Memory, Exchange: a collaboration between TripSpace & The Italian Cultural Institute
WED 17th June 2015  |  6:30 p.m.-9:30 p.m.
FREE
PLEASE BE AWARE THAT THIS IS A FREE EVENT & IT WILL TAKE PLACE AT THE ITALIAN CULTURAL INSTITUTE of LONDON link

This evening is a collaboration between The Italian Cultural Institute and TripSpace Projects.

Its an evening of performance and talk. An evening dedicated to movement and contemporary society.
The event wants to reflect on how the global and multicultural society we currently live in experiences movement as a necessary source of communication, exchange and a tool to challenging ones own comfort zone in search of identity.

THIS EVENT IS FREE BUT BOOKING IS REQUIRED: link

PROGRAMME

CANTANDO SULLE OSSA

This is the London premiere of award winning Contemporary Dance solo: Cantando Sulle Ossa. The piece won "Best Solo" at the 2012 Masdanza International Dance Festival, was selected by Aerowaves Dance Across Europe 2012,and by Anticorpi XL 2011.

It explores the pleasure of being lost in the vastness of space while seeking a location for a body whose fragile bones clink like glass...What happens when the body lets go of its will power and lends itself to movement?

Created and Performed by Francesca Foscarini
Costume by Federica Todesco
Length:15 minutes

Produced by e Aldes e Kilowatt Festival
Supported by Centro per la Scena Contemporanea di Bassano del Grappa
Developed during Choreoroam 2010
Promoted by Operaestate Festival Veneto (I), The Place (UK), Dansateliers (NL), Dance Week Festival (HR), Dansescenen (DK), Teatro Pradillo/Certamen (E)

POST-SHOW TALK

The performance will be followed by a Post-Show talk conducted by John Ashford in dialogue with Francesca Foscarini, Chiara Bortoli, Giuliana Majo and Moreno Solinas.


John Ashford

John Ashford is a Contemporary Dance producer, currently Director of Aerowaves: the European network that selects and presents emerging dance companies. He was the first editor of the Theatre section of Timeout, Theatre Director at ICA, and between 1986 and 2009 director of the Robin Howard Dance Theatre at The Place, one of the busiest Contemporary Dance theatres in the UK. In 2002 he was awarded a CBE for his services to dance.

Francesca Foscarini

In 2003 she was awarded the Premio Equilibrio, which brought her to collaborate with Yasmeen Godder on the solo Gut Gift; in 2012 she won Best Solo Award at the 17th Masdanza International Dance Festival for Dancing on Bones (2011), which was then selected for Rete Anticorpi XL 2011 and for Aerowaves. In 2009 she choreographs Kalsh, finalist at GD’A Veneto, selected by Rete Anticorpi XL and by Visionari at Kilowatt Festival 2010. In 2013 she co-founded the Associazione Culturale VAN with choreographers Marco D'Agostin and Giorgia Nardin.

Moreno Solinas

Solinas is a London-based Italian choreographer. His works in collaboration with Igor Urzelai have been presented in Europe and the USA. They both were awarded the Premio Rudolf Laban in 2010 and the prestigious residency Prix Jardin d'Europe. In 2011 and 2015 their works were selected by Aerowaves and by British Council's Bilennale Showcase at the Edinburgh Festival. An extensive Italian tour produced by The Vetrina Giovane Danza D’Autore 2014/15 (Anticorpi XL) introduces them to the Italian scene.

Chiara Bortoli

Bortoli works with contemporary dance, performance and visual arts. She studied dance in Toulouse, Paris, New York, Bali and Java. Between 1987 and 1998 she lived in Paris and worked with several Companies including Andy De Groat, Fattoumi-Lamoureux, Bernardo Montet of Philippe Decoufflé and Gladys Sanchez/Eric Wurzt. She is co-founding member of Jenifer Rosa, whose work has been exhibited in Italy, France, Germany and the USA, winning many awards including the Premio Produzioni Indipendenti at Festival Il Coreografo Elettronico 2010 in Naples, the Special Mention at the Doppia V/Festival Teatri di Vetro 2011 in Rome, and selected by Premio ORA 2011.

Giuliana Majo

She is Artistic Director and co-founder with Montserrat Ventura and Peter Fiala of TripSpace Projects: a popular East London cultural space working with movement, dance and contemporary performance. Through her role at TripSpace projects In October 2014 she has co-curated the Festival: Limen in collaboration with the Hayward Gallery, and the curation of: Trip The Light Fantastic Toe commissioned by The Place for the the Robin Howard Dance Theatre.

Photo by Paolo Porto