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, Daniel Cantero, Vincenzo Cappuccio, Gianmarco Martini Zani, Mirko Paparusso
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
Produced by 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 Alberto Trebbi
Cover image art-work Fabrizio Favale
Presented as a preview in October 2017 at the Festival MilanOltre and debuted in May 2019 at the LAC in Lugano, The Rain Sequence is a choreographic and visual work that starts on a new research horizon based on the meteorology and on the premonition in the animal’s world.
A work that transversally crosses the techniques of classical ballet to project itself into an invention of a unique, wild language that belongs to unidentified, hybrid and alien species, in constant dialogue with the changes and events in the sky.
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 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.
The scene presents a wind and light machine that refers to a dazzling space full of clouds, a scenographic and lighting design created by the First Rose duo. The backdrop swells with the wind emitted by industrial fans, which also emit the basic sound of the choreographic work, and emits iridescent and multi-reflecting light. On this background the dancers move, in a twilight ledge that projects us into the distance of an unspecified world populated by marvelous creatures.