Around the Round. A dance inspired by the study of Michelangelo’s sculptures for his “Doni Tondo”

A deep insight into Michelangelo’s masterpiece, an intimate work conceived to displace his poetics in a material space in order to reinterpret his representation of contrasting shapes, masses and colours. Spiral and twisting movements, arms and legs intertwined in a dissonant rhythm. Harsh sounds alluding to figures sculpted and painted by Michelangelo do not aim at union or fusion but rather to opposition and contradiction of values: a body fighting and loving in a sequence of gestures with a scenic muscle strain. Every single muscle is ready to surpass nature with strength, plasticity and dynamism and expresses itself as mere burst of energy, at an abstract pace which follows curves and edges.

Music: Vivaldi – Production: Pindoc Onlus

Project supported by Permutazioni, a choreographic coworking curated by Casa Luft, Zerogrammi, Fondazione Piemonte dal Vivo in collaboration with Festival Palcoscenico Danza and Università degli Studi.



Room of Michelangelo and Raphael (Room 41)

7pm - 9pm