Swans never die

Event's infos
Sections
Dance
Dates
11/09/2021 h: 20:00
12/09/2021 h: 20:00
DAMSLab
Piazzetta P. P. Pasolini, 5/b
Ticket Infos
FULL PRICE 12€
UNDER 30 & OVER 65 8€
SUBSCRIPTION 8 SHOWS 60€

For DANCE subscriptions write to berna@genderbender.it

Gender Bender hosts one of the legs of Swans Never Die, the project that invites 10 young choreographers to perform in a contemporary way the classical repertoire of The Dying Swan, originally choreographed by Michel Fokine for Anna Pavlova in 1905. Chiara Bersani, Silvia Gribaudi and Philippe Kratz will be the guests of this evening in Bologna. Together with the dramaturg Greta Pieropan, they will present an image related to the swan that opens up to new and personal choreographies. Swans Never Die is a project shared and promoted by a net- work in a joint program between 2021 and 2022 made up of shows, workshops, meetings, webinars and artist residencies.

 

OPEN DRIFT

A show by Philippe Kratz
Coreography: Philippe Kratz
Performers:Antonio Tafuni e Nagga Baldina
Original music: Borderline order
By commission of the Operaestate festival of Bassano del Grappa
Duration: 14′

“If I could imagine a way to remain permanently in transition, in the unknown, disconnected from the world, I would be able to remain in a state of permanent freedom “says Philippe Kratz, who starts from the concept of transition as a characteristic element of the flow of existence in his interpretation of the swan. This transition takes shape in two bodies that meet by chance in the flow of their lives, both of them before leaving and wandering towards unknown directions, and after having improved each other’s life. Like swans that wander, meet and separate on the water. 

Philippe Kratz is a German-born choreographer and dancer. At a young age he worked as a performer in Bühnenkuns, a project of the tanztheater Suheyla Ferwer. He studied dance at the École supérieure de danse du Québec in Montreal and later at the Berlin’s State Ballet School. He joined the Xin Peng Wang’s Ballett Dortmund and in 2008, thanks to the invitation of the director Cristina Bozzolini, he became part of Aterballetto in Reggio Emilia. He has received several international awards and in 2020 he was awarded as Choreographer of the year by the Danza&Danza magazine.

 

L’ANIMALE

A show by Chiara Bersani
Scene: Valeria Foti
With the collaboration of Richard Gargiulo e Sergio Seghettini
Dramaturgy support: Marco D’Agostin e Giulia Traversi
Production: Corpoceleste C.C.O.O.#
Co-Production: Operaestate e Centro per la scena contemporanea CSC, Fabbricaeuropa, Bolzano Danza | Tanz Bozen, Gender Bender Festival
Duration: 15′

Chiara Bersani approaches The dying swan through her work called L’animale: what happens when we look at the deep night and we recognize ourselves in singing? The soul is like an aviary full of birds. It is a place where movement, colors, the airflow and the intentions become the flesh of the things that have been in the past, that have grown, changed, died out, turned into a ghost. 

 Chiara Bersani is an Italian artist who is active in the fields of visual and performing arts. Her studies mainly concern the field of theatrical research with elements of contemporary dance and Performing Art. She has collaborated with important artists and companies of the European contemporary scene including Alessandro Sciarroni / Corpoceleste_C.C., Rodrigo Garcia, Jérôme Bel and Babilonia Teatri. Since 2016 she has collaborated on various projects with the choreographer Marco D’Agostin. She has received several national awards and in 2019 she won the Ubu Award for Best Under 35 Actress.

 

PESO PIUMA

A show by and with Silvia Gribaudi

Duration: 15′

Silvia Gribaudi invites the audience to explore with her the concept of body intimacy while leaving behind physicality, a trait that, in her opinion, distinguishes The Dying Swan. The choreographer, “copying Pavlova’s broken arms and neck”, will use her body to create a swan that is both light and powerful. Using one’s body to find the dynamism that makes part of falling down, falling down to get up again. 

Silvia Gribaudi is an Italian choreographer who is active in the performing arts. Since 2004, she has focused her artistic research on the social impact of the body, placing comedy and the relationship between audience and performer at the center of her choreographic language. She has received several national and international awards including the Giovane Danza D’Autore Award (Young Original Dance Award) with  “A CORPO LIBERO” (2009), the 2019 DANZA&DANZA Award for the best Italian production with GRACES and in 2021 she won the Hystrio Award for the Corpo a Corpo category.

 

 

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Swans Never Die is an event consisting of the three shows Peso Piuma, Open Drift e L’animale. In order to attend the event, it is mandatory to buy all three tickets separately.  

Show 11/09 h 20:00

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Show 12/09 h 20:00

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Box-office opens one hour before the performance. Due to a health emergency, we remind you that a mask is mandatory. 

In case of bad weather, the presentation will be held at the Teatro DAMSLab, piazzetta P.P. Pasolini 5/b, Bologna.

In compliance with Decree No. 105 of July 23, 2021, in order to access the event, it is necessary to be in possession of a green pass or a negative molecular or antigenic swab made within 48 hours prior to the show. It is also mandatory to have a mask to be worn in case of assembly or entry into indoor spaces.

In compliance with health safety regulations, each event will have a limited number of seats and it is necessary to purchase tickets in advance for dance performances and film screenings, as well as to reserve seats for book presentations and workshops.

 

HEALTH EMERGENCY

The artistic programming and the organization of this edition of Gender Bender pay particular attention to health safety regulations in order to protect the health and well-being of all people together. In the spaces of the festival it is necessary to respect the physical distance, have with you and wear the mask in all movements. Once you have taken your seat you can remove the mask. Hand sanitizers will be available to the public.

 

Event's infos
Sections
Dance
Dates
11/09/2021 h: 20:00
12/09/2021 h: 20:00
DAMSLab
Piazzetta P. P. Pasolini, 5/b
Ticket Infos
FULL PRICE 12€
UNDER 30 & OVER 65 8€
SUBSCRIPTION 8 SHOWS 60€

For DANCE subscriptions write to berna@genderbender.it
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