Himalaya is a solo work that stands for my comeback onstage after a long while. It is like coming back home, coming back to movement research and at the same time it is a way to explore new practices. I would like to investigate the concept of mountain as a fact, with its opposites: the airy top and the earthly base. Himalaya is inspired by the “Mountain” as a universal archetype of what is sacred. Ever since the most ancient shamanic traditions, it has been the axis that sets directions in the organised space and connects the three worlds: divine, human, and the underworld. The climb to the top is the heart of every undertaking, and the connection between the base and the top is like closing the loop. This work will investigate how a choreography can turn into a ritual, using music scores by composers of the 20th century.
Company Class Tuesday 5 December 10.00-11.30
The class is based on sharing the creative process of Himalaya. After a short warm up session and the transfer of choreographic excerpts from the piece, the participants will be guided into their individual creative journey, setting off from the themes of the solo piece. The class is open to everyone who is experienced with movement work.
Company Showing Friday 8 December 16.00
Funding Credits: Zebra Cultural Zoo, A.C. Scenario Pubblico Compagnia Zappalà Danza, Centro Nazionale di Produzione della Danza (Catania) / CSC Centro per la Scena Contemporanea, Bassano del Grappa