La Commedia Divina #like4like
This is the result of the second Fabio and Antonino’s research on The Comedy by Dante Alighieri. In response to : 'if I were Dante today, how would I describe my spiritual, philosophical and socio-political journey, using the means by which I best express myself?', they develop a piece merging body expression, music and visual art, in collaboration with music composer Romain Aweduti and visual artist Nicolas Clauss.
Diverse dance techniques intertwine inspired by the multiple images and metaphors presented by Dante and the particular form he uses to structure his master piece. The use of any material available by each venue for an original and unique scenography for each performance, is an essential clause for both artists as it nurtures the very essence of their creativity and it supports the imminent need for recycling, topic very dear to the two choreographers.
Experimental HarpDance is the result of experimental research combining dance and music created by three Sicilian artists who bring together the harp (Giorgia Panasci) and dance (Antonino and Fabio). Here nothing is frozen, the musician and the dancers exchange their roles on stage in an innovative dialogue. The traditional instrument delivers both pure and pious but daring and experimental sounds with the help of tools such as a screwdriver. At the same time the dance alternates between graceful lines and instinctive animal movements. It is important for the three artists that there is no relationship of power between the two arts, which coexist in total harmony. Experimental Harpdance is a performance in continuous evolution; its form is a discovery at each performance.
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.
Assuming that the perception of the world by the human being is partial, Antonino is interested in the body as a vessel that links the essence of a man to everything around him; the link between the soul and concrete space. The world is a continuous alternation of ON and OFF activities and each experience comes from the nature of this binary formula. Perception is its derivate, all forms and phenomenon in the universe express ON and OFF, and our senses are such that we are able to perceive ON and not OFF. However, without the OFF, we would not experience the complexity of our perception. Antonino is immersed in a process that leads him to highlight the imperceptible; a game between the individual, the space and the material that surrounds them.
This piece is about the five facets of a woman seeking physical and mental change. They experience the course of a metamorphosis which is carried out with the individuality of each performer, leading to a chain reaction based on the symbolism of the five-pointed star represented by Leonardo Da Vinci, “the Vitruvian Man”, who tries to break away from one to become self-centred. The choreographer thus develops a set of chain reactions dictated by the trigger, leading the performers to search for the features that characterize them. The piece comes about from a common desire from the French Institute in Palermo assisted by the choreographer Fabio Dolce. Following this experience, the Academy of Fine Arts of Palermo, promotes the production of a film of Red Falling.
A man becomes a memory: does he live it? Suffer? Would he like to forget it or simply share fragments of his life with the world? A poem that tells of a man of war, who lets himself be crossed by a river of images, and this water that washes him will give him a new skin. This is the moment when change takes place, a moment of purification in which rebirth creates a new version of this man. This piece was made for the tenth anniversary of the Made in Cannes Festival under the direction of René Corbier and La Nuit des Etoiles in Mougins under the direction of Paola Cantalupo.
Ne Bouge Pas
A step back, a very big step: a jump of fifteen years back. The duality of a man facing his most beautiful and painful memory. A reverse flow, where we see the two facets of a man, at times in contrast, at others supporting each other and agreeing in unison. A doubled man, a man who falls, who gets up, who fights and who seeks support and love within this memory. The two dancers observe and disown the weaknesses of the other, embodying the split of a man’s being and all the distress he must experience. This piece would wish to be perceived as the story of a single being, formed by the duality of this man and the disturbing yet sensual image of this woman, who remains forever present in his memory. Ne Bouge Pas is supported by Klap maison pour la danse in Marseille.