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
Music Massimo Carozzi, Daniela Cattivelli, Christian Fennesz, Jónsi, Alex Somers, Ulrich Krieger
Co-produced by Festival Danza in Rete – Fondazione Teatro Comunale di Vicenza, KLm – Kinkaleri / Le Supplici / mk
Supported by MIBAC / Regione Emilia-Romagna / Comune di Bologna
In collaboration with h(abita)t – Rete di Spazi per la Danza / Sementerie Artistiche, Crevalcore



Winter Forest creates an imaginary landscape with a wintry, glacial character, obtained with special light effects reflected on a silk backdrop (lighting and scenographic work by First Rose). Here the dancers move in a dance made of the interweaving of a high technical complexity and unknown movements, obtained by imagining non-existent creatures. The choreography is constructed in a non-linear sense, but as in a field, with an idea of cyclical randomness in which the danced elements, while varying, return and return again apparently for no tangible reason, as happens with 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.