Il Cantico delle Creature, l’esaltazione del cielo

This project pays tribute to the Canticle of Creatures of St. Francis of Assisi, the first poem written in Italian according to the earliest historical preserved proofs. The project, imagined by Fabio Dolce and realized in collaboration with Antonino Ceresia, tells about the life of St. Francis and his poetry, according to the two main points of view: The Sacred, through paintings and religious songs, and The Profane (of the two artists) through dance and electronic music. Dance, singing, music, painting, lighting and drama come together for an effervescent creative moment. The guiding thread of the whole project is the bridge between traditional and modern arts. Re-evaluating the artistic heritage, the two Sicilian choreographers embrace the most experimental art forms in order to sensitize a heterogeneous audience, exploring and enhancing an alert towards creative process, giving a new light to past artworks. The dance show unfolds among the paintings signed by the Maestro Pippo Madè, and is immersed in a musical universe comprising the electronic music by Composer Phanuel Erdmann, alternating with the religious voices of a choir accompanied by a piano and an oboe. All the performers become an alive scenography that manipulates the light design throughout the performance.