Since I can remember, I have had a strong desire to expand my awareness and move myself into the unknown. Art has played a major role in this proces of self discovery. Certain artistic experiences, that I have either been a part of or a spectator of, has lead me into completely new territory. Living […]Read more "Dancing and moving images"
It’s humbling to feel a rope between your hands, when you are connecting with another human being. It opens up the door to an existential dimension and it requires attentiveness and trust to deal with it. It’s like holding onto a piece of life that changes with every little movement you make. As if it […]Read more "That intimate bond between us"
Initially “Borderlight” was intended to be a duo between Francesca Lombardo and Pablo Tapia. The concept of “glitch art” where mistakes are used as the starting point to develop a visual idea had inspired the performers to portray the unpredictable and imperfect aspect of relationships. But (unpredictably) Tapia had to cancel due to an injury. With […]Read more "Francesca Lombardo and the Perfect Imperfections"
The building in which PARC (ex Scuderie Granducali in Florence) resides was originally constructed as horse stables for the grand duke of Florence. PARC stands for “Performing Art Research Center” and is situated in the luxuriant 3,5 km long Cascine Parc landscaped in the renaissance by the grand duke Cosomo I di Medici. In these historical surroundings […]Read more "New Space for Young Choreographers in Florence"
The merging between the author and the dancer is at the heart of Davide Valrosso’s artistic exploration at the moment. A year ago he decided to refrain from working for other choreographers in order to “create his own world” as he phrases it. Educated at the English National Ballet and subsequently trained in a variety […]Read more "Davide Valrosso and the Writing in the Dancing"
The young generation of Italy are challenged if they want to step out of the overshadowing media story about the country’s current situation; that of economical difficulties, political stagnation and a migrant situation which is always sure to make international headlines over almost anything else that is going on in the country. Many young Italians […]Read more "Naples is loaded with New Music…"
-Without Tony Allen AFROBEAT wouldn’t exist. These words were spoken by the charismatic originator of the Nigerian musical movement, Fela Kuti, about his leading drummer. Perhaps as an important admission. After 11 years of productive collaboration, including 30 studio albums, Tony Allen chose to break with Kuti in 1979 due to an in-satisfaction with the […]Read more "Tony Allen expanding AFROBEAT"
It’s a contradiction in the first place according to the virtuous italian jazz pianist Stefano Bollani. To talk about music. I met him at Teatro Poliziano in Montepulciano more than a year ago for this exact purpose, to talk about music. He was about to go on stage with his partner: actor and dancer Valentina […]Read more "Stefano Bollani: “Everything is vibrating…”"
“The blessed years of punishment” was what the italian poet Alda Merini (1931-2009) in a TV interview called her 15 years of being locked up in a psychiatric hospital. “A delirium where I could finally unravel myself”. To Merini the many years of confinement lead to a sort of unrestrained introspection which continued even after she was […]Read more "Alda Merini locked up in Poetry"