Color takes up place ph. © Daniele Casadio - Dancers: Daniele Albanese, Rhuena Bracci
Color takes up space ph. © Daniele Casadio - Dancer: Rhuena Bracci

Marco Valerio Amico, Daniele Torcellini


Marco Valerio Amico, Rhuena Bracci


Marco Valerio Amico, Carolina Amoretti, Sissj Bassani, Marina Bertoni, Rhuena Bracci, Marco Maretti e ospiti


Roberto Rettura

Set and lights

Marco Valerio Amico, Daniele Torcellini


Daniele Torcellini


Nanou Associazione Culturale


MIBACT, Regione Emilia-Romagna, Comune di Ravenna, Fondo per la danza d’autore della Regione Emilia Romagna 2017/2018

“Color takes up space” is a choreographic research path that finds the color drama in the abstract.
The contemporary dance company gruppo nanou, flanked by Daniele Torcellini (professor of chromatology for the Fine Arts Academies of Genoa and Verona), tackles light and color as tools to articulate a three-dimensional space within which to place the performance activity.
Lights, colors and bodies that change over time determine an unstable space.
The stage device and costumes, by means of strongly chromatically connoted materials, illuminated by iridescent RGB LED lights, emphasize the perceptual instability because both the dancers and the public involved lose the sense of the boundary between what is and what appears. .
The relational dynamics between light, color, space and bodies are placed in a continuous process of definition, alteration, loss and reconstruction of structures, within a paradigm of permanent instability for the affirmation of a continuous disorientation.

Outside the mind and conscience of the beholder, color does not exist. Our visual system interprets as color a narrow band of electromagnetic radiation, produced by light sources and reflected, modified, by bodies in space, with many uncertainties. Color is relative, it depends on the reference context – spatial, historical, social and cultural as it is – on what we have seen before, on our expectations and on our emotional state and it depends on the light it illuminates.