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Eros & Thanatos

by Nicolò Abbattista

“Eros & Thanatos” comes from Freud’s theory argued that, during childhood, the first things children discover are the sexual phases from which they determine themselves. This fact influences men even in their maturity; for people sex remains at the base of all the frustrations, fears, anxieties and joys experienced in their childhood. Furthermore, man is dominated by a continuous dualism between rational and irrational parts: Eros pushes men to create and satisfy all their pleasures while Thanatos pushes them to destroy themselves and the others.

The dancers move in an articulated path between the rooms of Villa Litta (Lainate) showing with their bodies and words how awkward, grotesque and full of frustration the sexual act can be. Water games and fountains become a symbol of sexual fluid inside the dualism between life and destruction, love and death, good and evil.

YEAR
2013

CHOREOGRAPHER
NICOLÒ ABBATTISTA

DRAMATURG
CHRISTIAN CONSALVO

MUSIC
Ezio Bosso, Ludovico Einaudi,
Wim Mertens, Max Richter,
Beethoven & Vivaldi

DURATION 45” for 8 DANCERS

ORIGINAL CAST
Rossella Piro, Manuela Colleoni,
Roberto Morelli, Angela Tavolario,
Christian Consalvo, Giorgia Varano,
Jessica Aiello, Marzia Bertolesi

ENSEMBLE
Wendy Zurzolo, Laura Cannarozzo,
Silvia Olianas, Marta Pulvirenti,
Francesca Passarella, Laura Wall

PREMIERE
June 23rd, 2013 @ Ninfeo di Villa Litta – Lainate (MI)

Locandina Eros & Thanatos