A work by Fabrizio Favale


Duration 47 minutes


Choreography Fabrizio Favale
Set First Rose
Dancers Daniele Bianco, Vincenzo Cappuccio, Martina Danieli, Andrea Del Bianco, Fabrizio Favale, Francesco Leone, Angelica Margherita, Mirko Paparusso, Andrea Rizzo, Valentina Staltari, Po-Nien Wang
Stage manager Andrea La Bozzetta
Co-production Festival MilanOltre, KLm – Kinkaleri / Le Supplici / mk
Supported by MIBAC / Regione Emilia-Romagna
In collaboration with h(abita)t – Rete di Spazi per la Danza / Sementerie Artistiche, Crevalcore / Teatro Consorziale di Budrio
Created at DAS Bologna / Teatro Duse Bologna
Thanks to Teatro Duse Bologna, for the kind concession of the spaces



Starting from a reflection on the current global pandemic event, the group explores a topic that has been investigating for a long time and is a source of invention for various works: the animal presence and our relationship with it. Strangely closer to us, as we loosen our grip on the world, the animal presence reveals itself, delicate, subtle, evanescent, ghostly, yet so dense, with sounds, with new senses of space and time, with new languages, of new relationships among all creatures.


The animal presence has always ignited the human imagination and it seems mysteriously related to the dream. Nevertheless, this choreography invents movements as if they were beings from other worlds, as if they were imaginary animals, or as strange populations that are now extinct or never existed. Eleven dancers draw an unnatural, artificial, otherworldly landscape and inhabit it as its creatures. A choral dance, at times rhythmic and tribal, at times rarefied and evanescent. Often the dancers work closely gathered in a choreographic complexity made of intertwining, that sometimes visually merge the bodies, as if it were one, multiform, indescribable, alien.