DO ANIMALS GO TO HEAVEN?

DO ANIMALS GO TO HEAVEN?(2018)

director, choreographer and dancer Olimpia Fortuni
dancers and collaborators to the creation Pieradolfo Ciulli, Masako Matsushita, Gabriele Montaruli, Raffaele Tori
dramaturg Cinzia Sità
musicians Danilo Valsecchi, Walter Cesarini
light designer Andrea Rossi
production Associazione Sosta Palmizi
with the contribution of Emilia Romagna’s Regional Fund in support of author’s dance 2017/ ResiDance XL 2018 – locations and projects for choreographic creations, action by the Anticorpi XL – Network - Action of Young Author’s dance, coordinated by L’Arboreto – Dimora di Mondaino
with the support of MiBACT and SIAE nell’ambito dell’iniziativa “S’illumina – Copia privata per i giovani, per la cultura”; Regione Toscana/Sistema Regionale dello Spettacolo

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The underlying question of this project concerns the relationship between man and animal. Following a personal experience based on a trip to Namibia, the author, in direct contact with nature, has lived that sense of beauty and poetic evocation that springs from the simple observation of the animal that moves freely in its habitat. Hence the reflection, by contrast, on the existence of real lagers in which the animals are forced to live, for reasons related to the needs and conditions of the current market, aimed at intensive productivity. The observation of the market and of intensive production is not the ultimate goal but the reflection from which to look at the order of things, to relate beauty and ugliness, shadow and light, to become aware of and to renew a possible balance between these opposites that are inherent in human nature. The project involves of 5 dancers (including the choreographer), dramatist, sound designer, light designer. The creative process developed through residences in different places and includes  sharing and mentoring  by the artistic directors of the involved structures.

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