This performance draws inspiration from the myth of Niobe, who boasted her progenitive superiority to Leto, who had only two children, Apollo and Artemis. They were charged by their mother to kill Niobe’s 12 children as punishment for her pride. Overwhelmed with grief, Niobe asked Zeus to turn her into a rock so as to weep eternally.
A painful journey into the conflict between human and divine feelings where gestures, actions and emotions develop and petrify in a dramatically still image showing the carnage.
The company’s peculiar combination of classical, neoclassical and contemporary styles is masterfully expressed thanks to a striking choreography where figures blend with sculptures and acquire a timeless dimension.
SilviOmbre & Giovannangelo De Gennaro
The Strength of Ariadne. Performance of shadow puppetry and live music for “The Sleeping Ariadne”
Secret Theater Ensemble
Dimitri Grechi Espinosa
Oreb - Solo sax with reverb effect for prayers and meditations on the divinity of the Virgins with Child enthroned in Medieval altarpieces.
04.09 Monsieur David
“I’ve just stopped thinking!” Short story of aware feet
Painting's Soul Voices: Music with a Movie Camera
21.08 Zlatko Kaučič. Mystical Nature
Set of unusual percussions: objects, natural things and instruments in dialogue with “The Spring” by Botticelli
ROCKS - Experimental contemporary dance for Niobe’s mourning with the use of digital technologies through Myo armband which, by detecting muscle impulses, translates them into commands for computers.
MD Academy - Claudio Cinelli
C.T.R. Centro Teatrale di Ricerca di Venezia
GRATIA CANTANTES - A performance-tribute inspired by Sandro Botticelli’s Spring
Stellario Di Blasi
Around the Round. A dance inspired by the study of Michelangelo’s sculptures for his “Doni Tondo”
Koinè | Humana Società
D’MES. Contemporary dance performance inspired by “Pallas and the Centaur” by Botticelli.
A Flower is not a Flower - About a Solid Body
A performance both for dancing and lifeless bodies dedicated to Medusa by Caravaggio
String Trio from the Teatro Carlo Felice of Genova
Art and Music Visions