The Rose Alien Tour
Cycle of performance on the road for Westfalia, live electronics and dance
For this project were created the following episodes:
Episodio 1 – Human space
07 September 2022 h19:00 Piazza Maggiore, BOLOGNA
Episodio 2 – Portami in Groenlandia con te
10 September 2022 h 17:30 Piazza San Francesco, BOLOGNA
Episodio 3 – Cave Nord
30 September 2022 h17:30 Cave Nord, Via del Cerchio 60, LIPPO DI CALDERARA (BO)
Episodio 4 – The nothing garden
01 October 2022 h17:30 Parco di Villa Smeraldi, BENTIVOGLIO (BO)
Episodio 5 – Una ragione per arrivare fin qui
02 October 2022 h17:30 Parco della Resistenza, Via Bellaria 5, SAN LAZZARO DI SAVENA (BO)
Episodio 6 – Armento
26 November 2022 Borgo rurale semi-disabitato di ARMENTO (PZ)
A work by Fabrizio Favale
Live electronics Massimo Carozzi (ZimmerFrei)
Set First Rose
Driver Westfalia Luca Li Voti
Dancers Martin Angiuli, Daniele Bianco, Daniel Cantero, Claudia Gesmundo, Francesco Leone, Mirko Paparusso, Valentina Staltari, Po-Nien Wang
Project manager Margherita Kay Budillon
Produced by KLm – Kinkaleri / Le Supplici / mk
Supported by Comune di Bologna – Area Metropolitana di Bologna – Destinazione Turistica nell’ambito di Bologna Estate 2022 / MIC / Regione Emilia-Romagna
Photo Paolo Cortesi
This series of performances on the road is a tribute to all those forms of existence different from ours, to those presences that appear to our eyes as alien, existing and non-existent at the same time. They are all animals and plants. Minerals and glaciers… But it is also the foreigner and the different. They form the fabric of the landscape, but blend into the landscape until they disappear. They are light and evanescent presences like those of animals, camouflaged forms where the boundary between the body and the surrounding is always uncertain. They are impossible vegetable intelligences. It’s the foreigner who is here and elsewhere at the same time. It’s the different that we do not understand.
After entering the shortlist of the 8 best European outdoor projects 2021 of the Big Pulse Dance Alliance with the project Le Stagioni Invisibili, Fabrizio Favale & First Rose invent a new singular path for outdoor spaces: The Rose Alien Tour – Performance cycle on the road for Westfalia van, live electronics and dance.
The project consists of the journey of a Westfalia van that crosses our cities and unknown places, carrying a small group of dancers and a musician.
At each place the musician sometimes uses, amplifies and re-elaborates the sounds of the environment in which he is located, sometimes distributes in space, even over considerable distances, a series of small radio devices which each emit the sound of disparate environments (international airports, markets of the Far East, animal calls, etc.), sounds that go in a loop and that as the radio lines multiply and accumulate in space, the sounds of each add up, overlap, synchronize with the others until giving the perception than to be in that place but also elsewhere.
At the same time the dancers, having come down from Westphalia and dispersed, scattered in the chosen space, create fields of action, choreographies and settings that are always different, in an experimental perspective that shapes, tunes in and tune out from time to time with the landscape itself and its surroundings.
In fact, in this project a concept of harmony or relationship with the landscape is never sought, nor is the landscape intended as a scenographic set for a possible performative action. As for the sound, the stage action of the dance also tunes in with the surrounding a bit like the antennas of radio telescopes do, which point towards the sky with the aim of finding something incongruous, a gap, a difference, an otherness (alien).