Le tour du Monde en 80 jours

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with Philippe Barbut, Biagio Caravano, Haithem Dhifallah, David Kern, Roberta Mosca, Laura Scarpini
music Lorenzo Bianchi
light design Roberto Cafaggini
pollution Lorenzo Bazzocchi
choreography Michele Di Stefano

management Anna Damiani/PAV
web Biagio Caravano
video documents Anna de Manincor/ZimmerFrei
photo Andrea Macchia

production mk11, Torinodanza Turin, ZTLpro Provincia of Rome/Assessorato Politiche Cultuirali
in collaboration with Fondazione Romaeuropa/Palladium, Mosaico Danza/Interplay Festival
artistic residence: Armunia Festival Castiglioncello and La Zona Teatro

supported by MiBAC – Ministero per i Beni e le Attività Culturali

Jules Verne’s novel – and its stolid circumnavigation of the globe amidst every kind of accidents – offers a glimpse of a premonitory place for the exertion of view and vision, a place which is nowadays sandwiched between the outstanding space of contemporary tourism and the exclusive space of global capitalism.
This dance piece reflects the complexity of a journey where any destination is replaced by the “Everywhere” and every encounter with the others becomes a negotiation towards a hybrid space of translation.
The bodily presence is redefined into a strange milieu, which seems at the same time a golf club, a supposedly authentic rural village, an Universal Expo or a colonialist party.
The margin between here and elsewhere is the space where everything happens in terms of bodily dynamics.
Choreography is set as a perturbation of sightseeing, an “atmospheric” condition of the body: as if it would be possible to define choreographic systems through a climatic perspective, on the side of steam and meteorology.

/ CAST

The format is accumulatory and hosts an interchangeable number of performers and visual artists. Every performance could differ in format, set, dance evolution media and cast.

Mk’s workteam ( Michele Di Stefano choreographer, Philippe Barbut Biagio Caravano and Laura Scarpini performers, Lorenzo Bianchi musician ) collaborates for the evolution of the project with

Roberto Cafaggini light designer
Lorenzo Bazzocchi engineer and director of Masque Teatro – www.crisalidefestival.eu
Roberta Mosca and David Kern performers and dancers of the William Forsythe Company,
Haithem Dhifallah perforner
Anna de Manincor/Zimmerfrei visual artist – www.zimmerfrei.co.it

Margherita Morgantinwww.margheritamorgantin.eu – visual artist
In progress.

/ CALENDAR

March 27 2012
Around the world in 80 days
Danae Festival. Out Off Theatre, Milan
guests: Michele Di Stefano and Cristina Rizzo

March 31, April 1
Around the world in 80 days
Palladium Theatre, Rome
guests: David Kern and Roberta Mosca

April 13
Around the world in 80 days
Teatro Comunale, Casalmaggiore (Cremona)
guests: Michele Di Stefano and Cristina Rizzo

April 20-23
Four colonial dances at close range
Puerilia festival. Bonci Theatre, Cesena

May 9
Around the world in 80 days
Kismet Theatre, Bari
guests: Michele Di Stefano and Cristina Rizzo

May 10
speak spanish
Kismet Theatre, Bari

May 12
Around the world in 80 days
Fabbrica Europa, Florence
guests: Michele Di Stefano and Cristina Rizzo

July 2-8
Grand Tour
BE Festival, Birmingham UK

July 23-24
Around the world in 80 days
Drodesera Festival, Dro (Trento)
guests: David Kern and Roberta Mosca + visual

July 20-28
Grand Tour
Drodesera Festival, Dro (Trento)

August 1
Four colonial dances at close range
Ancona

September (to be defined)
Four colonial dances at close range
Danza Urbana, Bologna
Ammuitinamenti Festival, Ravenna

October 4
Four colonial dances at close range
MilanoOltre Festival, Milan

October 7
Around the world in 80 days
Aperto Festival, Reggio Emilia
guests: to be defined

October 23
Around the world in 80 days
Torinodanza Festival. Fonderie Teatrali Limone, Moncalieri (Turin)
guests: David Kern and Roberta Mosca + visual