Inspired by the painter Antonio Ligabue and his visions of the natural world, Animale brings to the stage a frightfully indifferent nature.
Inspired by the painter Antonio Ligabue and his extraordinary visions of the natural world, Animale brings to the stage, in the words of John Berger, a frightfully indifferent nature, made of energy and combat, that exists without promising anything, where life’s first basic need is shelter; its first prayer, an appeal for protection; its first sign of life, pain.
It is in this desolate context that we find beauty; a sudden, unpredictable discovery.
In collaboration with 18M8L – a project supported by Boarding Pass Plus 2021-2022
Concept, creation: Francesca Foscarini, Cosimo Lopalco
Choreography: Francesca Foscarini
Performer: Romain Guion
Dramaturgy: Cosimo Lopalco
Original music: Andrea Cera
Lighting design and technician: Luca Serafini
Voiceovers: Miki Seltzer in Genesi 2 (19-20), Bela Lugosi in Bride of the Monster by Ed Wood
Voices Seals by Martin Clarke, Summer Sunset by Eckhard Kuchenbecker, Tikal Dawn by Andreas Bick
Video Licorne: Maider Fortune
Video projection and programming: Andrea Santini
Organization and Administration: Eleonora Cavallo and Federica Giuliano
Production: VAN supported by Ministero dei Beni Culturali
Co-production: La Biennale Danza Venezia
With the support of CSC Centro per la Scena Contemporanea Bassano del Grappa, Tanzhaus Zurich, Istituto Italiano di Cultura Parigi, Teatro Stabile del Veneto.
Thanks to Chiara Bortoli, Alfonso Cariolato, Rocco Giansante, Perrine Villemur, Fiorenzo Zancan
Associazione Culturale VAN. In collaboration with 18M8L – a project supported by Boarding Pass Plus 2021-2022