Argon

A work by Fabrizio Favale – ZimmerFrei – First Rose

 

Duration variabile from 30 to 50 min

 

Choreography Fabrizio Favale
Set First Rose
Dancers Daniele Bianco, Vincenzo Cappuccio, Andrea Del Bianco, Fabrizio Favale, Francesco Leone, Stefano Roveda, Mirko Paparusso, Danilo Smedile
Video Anna de Manincor | ZimmerFrei
Sound Massimo Carozzi | ZimmerFrei
Co-produced by Museion / Bolzano Danza / KLm / ZimmerFrei
Supported by MIBACT / Regione Emilia-Romagna

 

Photographs Anna de Manincor | ZimmerFrei and Andrea Macchia

 

 

 

 

Chapter one – Solenoide | An Invented Forest

 

Chapter two – Vulcano | Something from the Museion underground

 

Chapter three – Rena | The Boreal Boy ~ The Boy Marine

 

This work, composed of choreography and video art, starts from an idea of articulation of the concepts of the state of matter – aeriform, solid, liquid, plasma – and goes into new drifts of invention, until it arrives in landscapes of imaginary where profiles, creatures, men, stories can be glimpsed. The exploration of the different states of matter is here transposed into dance, in an attempt to reveal what kind of emotions, relationships and new forms of dance this process can generate.
The choreography continues to be variable like a mountain sky or forest density, crossing tracks with high dynamic and emotional intensity, or almost to dissolve into lightness and rarefaction.
The name “Argo” is in fact many things and many forms. It is at the same time a very light gaseous chemical element, it is an ancient Greek city, it is the ship of the Argonauts, it is the name of the dog of Ulysses… This work presents a very variable and alterable universe, acted by a small group of young men, that through the dance reveal from moment to moment very different suggestions, which fluctuate from something very abstract and inorganic like density of gas, or something ancestral and mythical as in a group of nude Greek athletes, or that overheats and becomes ardent as in an attraction of love.

The choreography is closely related to three different ZimmerFrei videos, made respectively on a volcanic island in the Aegean Sea, on a sandy island in the North Sea and in the subsoil of the CERN physics laboratory in Europe. The three powerful landscapes and their chromatic variations act as an imaginative counterpart, but also as a bright environment. Each landscape suggests or only presumes that something is about to happen, something that burns from within, like on the slopes of a Greek volcano, or just before a kiss.