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
Music Alex Somers, Jónsi, Let’s eat grandma, Sigur Rós, Windy & Carl
Co-produced by Museion / Bolzano Danza / KLm / ZimmerFrei
Supported by MIBACT / Regione Emilia-Romagna

 

Photographs Anna de Manincor | ZimmerFrei and Andrea Macchia

 

 

This work won the prize Danza Urbana XL 2019

 

 

Chapter one – Solenoide | An Invented Forest

 

Chapter two – Vulcano | Something from the Museion underground

 

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

 

This is a choreographic and visual art work, presents different states of danced forms inside a stage setting rendered vaguely alien by a light, flying, ethereal structure and by multicolored and iridescent video projections that flood the whole scene.

The work starts from the concepts of the state of matter – aeriform, solid, liquid, plasma – exploring and inventing dance languages that can reveal different density, rarefactions, intensity, lightness and can reveal the different state of relations between and inside the elements, included the human ones. The questions could be related to the mystery of the mixtures: how much mineral is in my soul? How much vegetable is there in a love? How much gaseous is there in that perpetual migration? How much intelligence is in this alpine glacier?

The name “Argo” is in fact many things and many forms. It’s a very light gaseous chemical element used in the liquid form to cool the gigantic machines of CERN, 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 moment after moment very different suggestions, which fluctuate from something very abstract and inorganic like density of gas, to something ancestral and mythical as in a group of nude Greek athletes, somethimes overheats and becomes ardent as in a love attraction. An hypnotic journey at the same time archaic and futuristic.