L’INCONTRO (2013)

choreography, writing and interpretation Maria Muñoz Raffaella Giordano
artistic collaboration Pep Ramis

project assistant Leo Castro
words and dialogues Maria Muñoz, Raffaela Giordano
sound landscape Pep Ramis
collaboration micro musical score Matteo Milani
musical fragments J.S. Bach, C.F. Abel Ideazione
lighting design Luigi Biondi, August Viladomat
costumes CarmepuigdevalliplantéS
technical assistance Punt de Fuga
photography Andrea Macchia and Jordi Bover
executive production Eduard Teixidor

production 2013 Mal Pelo Girona Spain, Sosta Palmizi Cortona Italy
coproduction Théâtre des Bernardines, Festival Dansem, Marseille, France
sostegno L’Arboreto Teatro Dimora di Mondaino, Italy, and L’animal a l’esquena Celrà, Spain

How long do you think we’re here?

Maria Munoz and Raffaella Giordano embark on stage together giving life to a unique and intense poetic framework. Two fiercely independent spirits, authors and creators of gestural universes and relentlessly curious about the multiple forms of artistic expression, they are also both founders of dance companies in the great decade of the 1980′s.

Once you see the dance of Maria Munoz and become familiar with that of Raffaella Giordano, if you try and see them both together, initially you will be struck by the differences in the physicality and dynamism of their dance but then, more secretly, you will feel a sort of community that reveals harmony and an intensity of presence.
It took almost “nothing” to bring them together and immediately for there to be evidence of an extremely moving cohabitation of the stage. It is this sense of possible sharing and the profound truth in each of them, that the desire to join them together was born.
Alain Fourneau

it would be impossible to mesure the time

The space is vast, the perimeter uncertain between peaceful nature on the outside and evolving dark material on the inside. Simplicity and recognition, generate a reciprocal touch pregnant with unexpressed substance, the present is inscribed in the place of encounter, each word and gesture and passage leave their seed in the air, gathered in their invisible perceptibility, bearing fruit and generating the next gesture, each one guards secrets, knowledgeable is the inner voice that emerges, indirect and real. The words of the body resonate in space becoming a continuous evolution, successive movement, like an exercise book wasted with its unused white pages, like a window open to the sky, like a sheet hanging out to dry, like a stretch of parched earth, like a rock waiting for a wave, like a field of wheat in unexpected wind. What remains, strength and grace, the discipline of loving unconditionally the ways of the body, the secret is illuminated close by, not wanting to be deciphered and remains in respect of that which in the end is hidden.
Work notes – juin 2012

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