Concept, direction and choreography: Giulio D’Anna
Co-creation and performers: Mattia Agatiello, Chiara Ameglio, Cesare Benedetti, Noemi Bresciani, Maura Di Vietri, Riccardo Olivier, Francesca Penzo (Fattoria Vittadini)
Vocal coach: Marcello Zempt
Direction assistant and production: Agnese Rosati
Music: Gerardo Agatiello, Gabriele Bonometti
Light design: Grace Morales Suso
Duration: 75 min. | N-13
After creating OOOOOOOO with eight international performers, Giulio D'Anna presents OOOOOOO (IT), the Italian version (with Italian interpreters) of the homonymous project winner of Anticorpi XL CollaborAction 2013. The choreographer was inspired by the “Museum of broken relationships” in Zagreb to address the theme of failed relationships and its ruins. The material presented is generated by the Curriculum Vitae of the performers and Italian statistics. Interpreters are asked to articulate verbally and physically memories and experiences of broken (love-) relationships. The desire of sharing personal memories, challenging the limit of what is comfortable and what is private, leads to the creation of a series of living documents of emotions that cannot be translated in words. OOOOOOO (IT) is a mirror of the sentimental state of young adults. It is a sort of postmodern musical that aims to offer a moment of self-identification and reflection.
Giulio D’Anna, choreographer, author, director. He studied ballet following the Royal Academy of Dancing method. He continued with modern jazz and training courses for dance teachers (Aid&a e Bruno Collinet). In 2003 he concentrated on contemporary dance. An important step in his training was the time he spent studying with Simona Bucci (pedagogy Alwin Nikolais) in Florence, where he also took a course in theatrical training. He obtained a degree in choreography at the SNDO in the Netherlands, where he met David Zambrano, Hooman Sharifi, Bruno Listopad, Kirstie Simpson and Ria Higler. His works were chosen for the festivals: Equilibrio (Rome - IT), Nederlandse DansDagen (Maastricht - NL), Springdance (Utrecht - NL), TAZ (Oostende - BE), Tweetakt (Utrecht - NL), Masdanza (Maspalomas - ES), Sick! (Brighton - GB), ITs (Amsterdam - NL), Certamen de Coreografia de Burgos (Burgos - ES), ACT (Bilbao - ES), Ammutinamenti (Ravenna - IT). He took part in the Makers Present showcase among the new choreographers from the European theatrical schools. From 2009 he was in productions by the Dutch Dansateliers (Rotterdam) and Generale Oost (Arnhem). In 2010 he was chosen in Italy for the showcase Anticorpi Explò and joined the Matilde project (regional platform for the new scene in the Marche region, a project of the Marche Region and AMAT). In 2011 he was the winner of the Premio Equilibrio in Rome and was chosen as the representative for the Dutch choreographic scene for the international residencies project ChoreoRoam Europa 2011. In 2012 his work was awarded the Dioraphte prize and the Emerging Author prize (by the review Danza&Danza). The same year he was invited to take part in the international projects Act Your Age and Transparent Boundaries, European research trajectories on the topic of ageing. In 2013 he was the winner of the Nederlandse Dansdagen Maastricht Prize 2013. He participated to the NID Italian Dance Platform in 2014 with the production OOOOOOOO. He is currently presenting in Italy the new work R_ESISTERE produced in 2014. Since November 2012 he is working with Versiliadanza for all its activities in Italy.
Versiliadanza, founded in 1993 by Angela Torriani Evangelisti, is a professional dance company supported by Italian Ministry of Culture, Tuscan Region, Municipality of Florence, Ente Cassa di Risparmio di Firenze bank. The association is part of Adac Toscana-Associazione Danza Arti Contemporanee. In 2012 it received an artistic residence at Teatro Cantiere Florida in Florence and Angela Torriani Evangelisti is there the artistic director of the dance season. From 2013 the residence has been recognized by the Tuscan Region as Regional Center for Dance.
The association is composed by artists involved in the promotion of dance and choreographic research through projects of production, organization of events linked to contemporary art and dance, teaching and research in many art sectors (dance, music, literature, cinema, visual arts). From 1993 many themes and languages were the inspiration for the choreographic work such as: literature – theatrical image, tradition and contemporary art, ancient dance and music in relation with contemporary expressions, dance and live music, dance and visual arts, dance/contemporary arts and architecture. Versiliadanza has collaborated, invited, created projects with famous artists: Antonio Tabucchi, Susanne Linke, Urs Dietrich, Bob Wilson, Luciana Savignano, Paco Decina, Igor Mitoraj; festivals and institutions: La Versiliana festival, the International Institute Andrej Tarkovskij, Fabbrica Europa festival, Rencontres Chorégraphiques Internationales de Bagnolet Seine Saint Denis, Small Theatre/NCA and Italian Embassy in Yerevan (Armenia).
The company has been invited and received the support of several national and international festivals and theatres such as: La Versiliana Festival, Festival Interplay, Civitanova Danza, Estate Fiesolana, Fabbrica Europa Festival, Festival di Inequilibrio in Castiglioncello, Florence Dance Festival, Teatro Sociale in Bellinzona-Swizzerland, Teatro Studio in Scandicci- Florence, Festival Eventi’93 in Cagliari, Festival Internazionale Nuova Danza in Cagliari, Estate a Villa Celimontano-Teatro Greco in Rome, Teatro Comunale in Florence, Teatro Litta in Milan, Teatro La Pergola in Florence, Festival Lunatica, Armenian Ministry of Culture, Italian Embassy in Yerevan - Armenia, State University in Yerevan.
Versiliadanza is also active in the education of students and teachers (through lessons, conferences and projects in collaboration with the Public Education Assessor of Florence Territory and together with private institutions) together with the organization of special events for the promotion of Italian contemporary dance in collaboration with the main public and private Italian and international institutions.
Fattoria Vittadini was founded in 2009 by members of the Atelier of the Dance and Theatre School Paolo Grassi in Milan. The group is extremely heterogeneous and versatile, and it suits a plurality of languages with a growing professionalism. The company has collaborated with big names in the dance and theater sector: Lucinda Childs, Yasmeen Godder, Ariella Vidach, Virgilio Sieni, Alessandro Certini, Jean Claude Penchenat (Théatre du Soleil) and Maria Consagra. The company has participated in important events and festivals including: Dance Biennale, TorinoDanza, MilanOltre, Contemporary Art Festival, Festival of the Worlds, Ravenna Festival, Fabbrica Europa, A-Genre (Tel Aviv), A Tisser Automne (Paris), Diversia (Russian Federation). In 2011 they were hired as an active partner in RIC.CI - Reconstruction Italian Choreography 1980-1990, a project created by Marinella Guatterini.
Fattoria Vittadini are: Mattia Agatiello, Chiara Ameglio, Cesare Benedetti, Noemi Bresciani, Pieradolfo Ciulli, Maura Di Vietri, Gabriele Marra, Riccardo Olivier, Francesca Penzo, MariaGiulia Serantoni, Vilma Trevisan.
PHOTO: Carola Ducoli