ALBERI – TREES
choreography: Fabrizio Favale
interpreters: Jari Boldrini, Andrea Del Bianco, Fabrizio Favale and Stefano Roveda
a coproduction by Le Supplici, Danae Festival Milano, Teatri di Vita Bologna
Four dancers take the stage, separating and reuniting without pause, bringing life to complex and dynamic figures, reaching a climax which, beginning from a minimal situation, is gradually enriched with an overlapping of images and symbols. Masks, costumes, rods and bells, worn by the dancers, emerge as if evoked by an archaic imaginary, common to all the European peoples, as the choreography insists on a repetition of elements: a sort of mantra which imbues a spell-like rhythm to the spectator, akin to a mythical tale.
As Massimo Marino wrote, “Fabrizio Favale’s dance is contained within its embroidery, its Arabesque nature. It escapes meaning and looks for the willingness of the bodies; it looks with infinite amazement at nature’s movements and the secret signs of legends and myth”. Alberi continues reflection around that essence of dance and its relationship with nature’s phenomenon, also drawing from the themes and figures of European pagan folklore traditions: from rituals linked to the cycle of the seasons, to the fairytales and legends of the differing countries.
Fabrizio Favale was awarded the “critic’s award to the best Italian dancer” in 1996. In 1999 he founded Le Supplici Company. His works have been performed at the Internationale Tanzmesse NRW in Dusseldorf, Focus on Modern Dance in Manila, La Biennale in Venice, Suzanne Dellal in Tel Aviv, Expo 2010 in Shanghai, SIDance in Seoul, Festival Interplay in Turin, Kitazawa Town Hall in Tokyo, RED Serpiente in Mexico, Ciudad em Movimiento in Cuba.
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