A work by Fabrizio Favale


Duration 50 minutes


Choreography Fabrizio Favale
Set First Rose
Dancers Daniele Bianco, Daniel Cantero, Pietro Conti Milani, Giacomo De Luca, Claudia Gesmundo, Mirko Paparusso, Andrea Rizzo, Daniel Tosseghini, Po-Nien Wang
Music Fennesz, James Holden, Dark Morph, Nathan Fake, Team Ghost, Jónsi & Alex
Co-production Festival MilanOltre, KLm – Kinkaleri / Le Supplici / mk
Supported by MIBAC / Regione Emilia-Romagna / Regione Lombardia and Fondazione Cariplo for the project Next
In collaboration with h(abita)t – Rete di Spazi per la Danza / Sementerie Artistiche, Crevalcore / Teatro Consorziale di Budrio
Created at DAS Bologna / Teatro Duse Bologna
Thanks to Teatro Duse Bologna, for the kind concession of the spaces



With this work, the group explores a theme that has been investigating for a long time and is the source of invention of various works: the animal presence and our relationship with it.
The animal presence has always ignited the human imagination and seems to mysteriously relate to dreams. But it also seems to suggest new senses of space and time, new languages, impossible intelligences of shapes and movement.
From these assumptions this work moves in a high technical complexity that deconstructs and redesigns the existing techniques, in a departure without return towards abstractions of the movement of an indefinite elsewhere.
Alce was originally born as a Winter episode of the open-air project Le Stagioni Invisibili – Infinite Choreographic Cycle (2018-2021), but immediately began to design its own landscape, which no longer communicated with the “real” landscape in which it was to be entered. This new landscape was unnatural, artificial, otherworldly and needed the artifice of the theater to exist.
Often the dancers work closely gathered in a plot made of intertwining that visually blends the bodies, as if it were one, multiform, indescribable, condensing atmospheres that are sometimes rhythmic and tribal, sometimes rarefied and ethereal.
In Alce zoomorphic figures (some inspired by archaic popular tradition, others invented) punctuate the passage of the choreography, as in an enigmatic dialogue from afar.