The Rain Sequence

Chapter one – Rain Parallax

Chapter two – Singing Animals

Chapter three – Motor Swells

Chapter four – Deflating Clouds



Concept and choreography Fabrizio Favale
Dancers Daniele Bianco, Elita Cannata, Marta Capaccioli, Vincenzo Cappuccio
Sound produced by two industrial fans
Music All Animals EP by Jónsi & Alex (courtesy Sigur Rós)
Scene, Light Design and Live Visual Art First Rose
The Circeo project is co-produced by Theatre National de la Danse Chaillot, Paris (FR) / KLm (IT)
Supported by MIBACT – Ministero per i Beni e le Attività Culturali, Regione Emilia-Romagna.
Realized in artistic residency at Teatro Comunale di Casalecchio – ATER



Photographs Gino Rosa


Cover image art-work Fabrizio Favale 



As part of the Circeo Project the works: Canone delle tempeste, Rain Sequence


The Rain Sequence is a choreographic and visual work that starts from the project CIRCEO, a work co-produced by Theatre National de la Dance Chaillot Paris, and that opens a new research horizon based on the meteorology and on the premonition in the animal’s world.
Watching the nature of the celestial amplitude in constant dialogue with the nature of earthly forms, this choreography is constantly changing, but is always preceded by clear premonitions caused by the circularity of a mathematical structure. “What happens in the body and what happens in the space: as if they knew already before about each other” (F. Favale).

The choreography consists of 4 fixed sequences that the dancers disassemble and re-assemble at will, creating canons, unisons, variations and interlaces of danced sequences, creating a long 33-minute sequence that tends to infinity. Because the choreographic structure is very simple, this work is adapt to be learned to other dancers, in collaborations with other companies and other countries.

The scene is a wind and light machine opera created by the duo First Rose. The backdrop swells with the wind emitted by industrial fans, which also emits some basic sounds of the work, and emits changing and multi-reflective light. On this visual background the dancers move in a plumbean penumbra, creating different levels of dialogue and perception between the space, the dance and the audience.