We want Miles: Nanou approaches the Miles Davis’s work looking for a method to rewrite its own choreographic language: Miles, already in Kind of Blue wanted to express the ancestral relationship between music and dance, therefore between time and space, mind and body. To face Davis, we proceed in a silent way, removing the trumpet and subtracting his music to apply his improvisation methodology and generate the dance.
If I want the saxophone to play something [di particolare], change simply the [mie] support notes, so that he plays around to those.
The method used by Davis for the creation in studio was called “cut and paste”: long recorded improvisations cutted and pasted into post production.
Live performed actions, like leaving the stage to listen the sound from a distance and come back to change, a real “deterritorialisation” of the sound action in progress directed by his presence or absence.
Our choreography, which analyzes body, space, time, relationship, rethought as tools, is based on improvisations jazz musicians and later cutted and re-pasted. Every action phisical, spatial, temporal or relational determine a change by developing the dialogue between the instruments.
I keep trying to advance the music by changing colors. Is my nature.
Outside the mind and conscience of those who look at, the color does not exists: it depends on the reference context – spatial, historical, social and cultural as it is – from what we have seen before, from our own expectations and from our emotional state, and it depends on the light that lights.
Supported by Daniele Torcellini (chromatology professor at the Fine art academies of Genoa and Verona), we face light and color as tools to articulate a three-dimensional space into musical dialogue with dance. The color takes up space finding his own drama.
we want miles, in a silent way – Première: April 26>28 2019, La MaMa – New York City
we want miles, in a silent way – Italian Premère: June 26 2019, Ravenna Festival – Ravenna