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What does it mean to be free? Free in every sense: free from fear, from shame, from melancholy, from sadness, from pain; free to fly, to love, to live, to dream, but first of all, are we free to be free? Human beings always feel prisoners of work, of family, of love, of their social condition, in summary, of life itself. But in order to go out of this prison, is it really necessary to be experts, ready, prepared? Is it necessary to know the kind of wood the door is made of? Of which type is the alloy of the bars and establish their exact gradation of colours? What makes us to remain inside our prison, away from freedom? What makes us to prefer a safe jail instead of an unpredictable life? In order to go out of prison, if that is wanted, it is necessary to do it loudly, quickly and with immense bravery, ready to refuse a certain past and accept an uncertain future.

“I am not the owner of my own life; I am a string that has to be woven in the fabric of life! Alright, if I do not know how to weave, at least I am capable of cutting this thread off.”

Søren Kierkegaard philosopher

Lost Movement in “ROSSOphilia” faces the most problematic topic, the most ancient, the issue most dear to every single living being, that of freedom. Fragile, yearned, usually denied, freedom is an excellent subject to be expressed through the movement of the body which, in connection to music, manages to represent, better than many words, the myriad of aspects of such a complex topic, granting itself a necessary hope at the end, the possibility that anyone has the right/the duty of dreaming.

In this production the choreographer Nicolò Abbattista has worked with stage designer Massimo Desiato, who has created for “ROSSOphilia” an art installation, central element of the show.

The dancers move inside a thick net of threads that connects them, imprison them, obstruct the, but at the same time it introduces them possibilities for escaping, if they are truly looked for.

PRESS RELEASE:
OTHER PERFORMANCES:
  • 29th August 2015, Teatro Auditorium Melotti – Rovereto (TN) (estratto)
  • 20th July 2015, Teatro Auditorium Regina Pacis – Molfetta (BA)
  • 27th May 2015, Teatro dell’Orologio – Roma
  • 25th April 2015, Piazza Libertà – Rho (MI)
  • 1st March 2015, Teatro San Giovanni Bosco – Bergamo (estratto)

YEAR
2015

DIRECTOR & CHOREOGRAPHER
NICOLÒ ABBATTISTA

MUSIC
Giuseppe Verdi, Balanescu Quartet,
Max Richter, Clint Mansell,
Vincenzo Bellini, Vanessa Mae,
Jacques Offenbach, René Aubry,
Henry Purcell, Jun Miyake,
Giacomo Puccini

LIGHTS
NICOLÒ ABBATTISTA

STAGE DESIGNER
MASSIMO DESIATO

DURATION 60” for 9 DANCERS

ORIGINAL CAST
Rossella Piro, Mirta Boschetti,
Carmen Perfetto, Eleonora Mongitore,
Giorgia Varano, Mattia Cuda,
Samuele Arisci, Michael Perchinunno,
Christian Consalvo

PREVIEW
23rd November 2014, Milano Danza Expo – Novegro (MI)

PREMIERE
28th February 2015, Teatro Auditorium – Rho (MI)