Winter Forest

A work by Fabrizio Favale


Duration 40 min


Choreography Fabrizio Favale
Set, costume and art work First Rose
Dancers Daniele Bianco, Valentina Staltari, Po-Nien Wang
Sounds recorded in zoos of different countries around the world Fabrizio Favale
Co-produced by Festival Danza in Rete – Fondazione Teatro Comunale di Vicenza, 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



Winter Forest creates an unclassifiable landscape with a winter, glacial character, like a Nordic forest, obtained with special light effects reflected on a silk backdrop. Here three dancers move in a dance made of the intertwining of a very high technical complexity and unknown movements, like creatures from other worlds. Space and costumes of the dancers have similar aesthetic traits, resulting in a camouflage effect. The choreography is built with a cyclical idea whose elements, while varying, return with an apparent randomness, as happens to thunderstorms and storms.


After having attended for a long time outdoor landscapes in their changes within the alternation of the seasons (The Invisible Seasons – Infinite Choreographic Cycle 2018-2021, awarded with the Siae and Mibac Prize For Who Creates and selected by the Big Pulse Alliance as one of the eight best European outdoor projects 2021 in the programme Open Air Commission), with this project Fabrizio Favale now investigates the concept of mimicry. Sometimes useful in nature, sometimes useless, mimicry is seen here first of all as an aesthetic event. A way of disappearing, dissolving into the surrounding, to reappear with the appearance of the surrounding.


These performances can be considered halfway between choreography and visual art and can be performed in art galleries, museums, unconventional spaces and theaters.