ILINX – don’t stop the dance

ILINX – don’t stop the dance

Concept                                             Simona Bertozzi, Marcello Briguglio

Creation and choreography        Simona Bertozzi

Live music                                        Egle Sommacal

Light and set design                      Simone Fini

Costumes                                          Katia Kuo

Management                                   Beatrice Capitani

Press                                                  Michele Pascarella

Lenght  45’

Production Nexus 2019 for Biennale Danza Venezia

With the support of  Mibac e Regione Emilia Romagna

Creation residency H(ABITA)T – Rete di Spazi per la Danza/Mousiké

Thanks to Laminaire for the support and the creation residency at DOM la cupola del Pilastro

Re-arrangement of ILINX_ playing vertigo created in 2009 in the frame of the International Choreographic Project Choreoroam with the support of: British Council/The place, Operaestate Festival/Veneto, Dansateliers/Rotterdam. Creation residency at: Theaterhaus Gessnerallee-Zurigo and CSC garage Nardini Operaestate Festival

In 2008 ILINX debuted as the first action of Homo Ludens, a choreographic project created around the four play categories of Roger Caillois: Ilinx, Alea, Agon, Mimicry.

According to the French sociologist, Ilinx is a fully individual game, a singularity condition directed at vertigo, “stomach void” and “ebrezza”.

Ten years later, the opportunity to work a re-arrangement of the piece has allowed me not only to stop on imaginative, visual and sound elements of that time to understand a possible re-actualization but, above all, has deployed an unprecedented reflection on the solitude of the performer and of his playful universe.

The status of the game is strict: fascination and adherence to the here-and-now.

In this precarious island (Caillois, again) how do we act to maintain the constant thrill of simultaneity? We take the risk: precipitating in the movement.

ILINX – don’t stop the dance tries to draw a horizon of presence for this condition, structuring a sort of ceremonial in which the actions follow each other by close seduction, not for cause-effect or propagation of meaning.

We do not regulate the accounts with memory, nor do we proceed towards the prediction of a compliant materiality.

Scrolling without passing, crossing without dwelling in the symmetry of the simulation, the reiterated attempt is to inhabit an elastic space: plasticine folded towards the vertigo.