Project Lead Simona Bertozzi, Marcello Briguglio
Conception and Choreography Simona Bertozzi
Dance Miriam Cinieri, Lucia Guarino, Stefania Tansini
Music Francesco Giomi, Animal Collective
Organization Beatrice Capitani
Press Michele Pascarella
Production Nexus 2016
With the contribution of MIBACT, Regione Emilia Romagna, Fondo per la danza
Creation made with the support of PERMUTAZIONI, choreographic residence projects curated by ZEROGRAMMI Fondazione Piemonte dal Vivo
…in the manner of the stars…
Prometheus’ goal is to introduce humanity to the capacity for creation, to forge, cultivate, and build. To delve into the articulation of a practice wherein action becomes complex in attention to detail, to creative vitality.
In Prometheus: Astronomy the line of questioning brought forth by bodies leans upon the magnetism that pulls, attracts, sustains, and inclines gestural and dynamic traces. Like in a constellation, every presence finds the meaning in its actions thanks to listening, detachment, and the tendency towards a redesigned other, in every renewed encounter, an entire geometry. Shades of gestures and mathematics in dynamic tracings.
They’re bodies with a tendency towards sharable measures in dynamic pulsations, yet are always on the border, caught on the edge of an imbalance that can provide a renewed orientation. A spark, that casts prospective gazes elsewhere.
It’s in these flashes where, changing the orbits of choreographical constructs, the dance of these three figures takes place. At a time it’s clearly visible, dense and geometric, like Cassiopea, and at another time it’s on the limit of space, vibrant and luminous as Carina, a constellation at the edge of the Milky Way. They’re always a precariously placed dance of desire, woven into the tendency towards that which cannot be fully grasped… It serves to remind us that, in the end, our anatomy and the stars are made of the same substance.