From 23 to 24 October, PARADISO [Bozzetto SN – 003] by gruppo nanou at auditorium Santa Caterina, Foligno, third step for the research project PARADISO born thanks to the support of Comune di Ravenna - Assessorato alla Cultura, Fondazione del Monte di Bologna e Ravenna and Ravenna Festival.
Paradiso is a collaboration between gruppo nanou, a Ravenna-based contemporary dance and research company, and the visual artist Alfredo Pirri for a choreographic project in synergy with visual art that will take place in 2022. Sharing a residence in the spaces of the Santa Caterina auditorium, this sketch is a step towards approaching Dante's third canticle - seen as an elsewhere inhabited by light and evanescent figures; a long cinematic shot in which to immerse yourself thanks to the music of Bruno Dorella. The choreographic action merge with the space until it becomes an essential part of it, taking on contours and connotations. At the same time, space is place, design, architecture independent of bodies and objects, relating to them as an elastic matter that, if impacted, takes on the image to immediately resume its appearance of original and distant matter.
Access is allowed for 33 minutes to 33 people for 3 appointments a day in which an infinite number of choreographic visions will make each sketch a unique combination.
An artistic reflection to assert the need for LIVE EXPERIENCE at a time when aggregation has a sense of forbidden, as well as dance, body, touching and closeness between bodies. A concept that must be regained and valued starting from the thought of how choreography can face and build places and relationships.
The production process begins in 2019 and ends in July 2022.
Its first concretization, [Bozzetto SN - 001] was from 16 to 18 July 2021. Other steps of research and verification follow, aimed at the construction of a total performative space that eliminates the concept of the beginning and end of a show as well as its frontal fruition. From next spring, for two months, in the city of Ravenna, a space will be inhabited by the synergy of the artists involved. It will be an always active place aimed at an impromptu community that will access the performance as an exhibition or a refreshment space.