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10 miniballetti


direction, choreography, dance:
Francesca Pennini

dramaturg, light design:
Angelo Pedroni

 

assistance:

Carmine Parise

 

production:

CollettivO CineticO

Le Vie dei Festival

Danae Festival

 

artistic residences:

Teatro Comunale di Ferrara

AMAT

L'Arboreto Teatro Dimora di Mondaino

TIR Danza

 

piece for theatre spaces

year 2015

 

duration: 45'

 

Selected for Aerowaves 2016, Danza & Danza Prize as Best Choreographer and Interpreter 2015, UBU nomination as Best Interpreter Under 35, Hystrio Iceberg Award 2016, Prize of the National Association of Critics ANCT 2016



An anthology of dances balancing between geometry and swirl where the aerial element is the paradigm for a reflection on the boundaries of control.

Currents and storms, air fans and drones, birds and gran-jet├ęs become allegories of the relationship between choreography and dance in an investigation that bounces from the repetition to improvvisation, from writing to interpretation. Score of this exploration is a notebook from the childhood of Francesca Pennini, where she wrote dozen of choreographies, invented but never performed. A time machine for an impossible archeology that is now declined on the stage in a series of outlandish possibilities. The body is tested borrowing the principles of thermodynamics, going from the plasticity of gymnastics to evanescence of inertia. Among contortions and asphyxiating efforts is triggered a respiratory exchange that mixes the volumes between body and space, audience and stage in a suspended and floating geography.



"[...] A piece brimful of nostalgia and irony that does nothing but consacrate Francesca Pennini in the olympus of Italian choreography"


[ Valeria Loprieno ]

" 10 Miniballetti its a show about dance but for everyone. Becouse the grace of the choreographic gesture of Francesca Pennini is universally enjoyable, becouse it keeps the irony and disenchantment of childhood and carries on a constant and inclusive dialogue with the audience, involving it in a personal tribute to her dance: a love for something greater than oneself, domable with technique, but always fleeting. She invites everyone to seek their own."


[ Sara Curati - paperstreet.it ]

" [...] The brilliant CollettivO CineticO presented a demonstration of the mathematics of the gesture that turns in into poetic transfiguration through a dance that seems to bring that calculations to fractals, to chance, to the imponderable beauty and complexity of the human. Thrilling"


[ Massimo Marino - doppiozero.com]

" [...] There is a joyful irony in this piece of CollettivO CineticO. The human body that performs with the precision of a machine - Francesca Pennini shows the skills of a contortionist as well as a charismatic dancer - while the technical device aims to human intelligence rising up into the air and dancing on symphonic notes. It is a sort of semi-serious lesson this precious piece that leaves the viewer amused and amazed."


[ Andrea Pocosgnich - Teatro e Critica ]

" [...] 10 Miniballetti its a show about dance but for everyone. Becouse the grace of the choreographic gesture of Francesca Pennini is universally enjoyable, becouse it keeps the irony and disenchantment of childhood and carries on a constant and inclusive dialogue with the audience, involving it in a personal tribute to her dance: a love for something greater than oneself, domable with technique, but always fleeting. She invites everyone to seek their own."


[ Sara Curati - paperstreet.it ]

" [...] The mastery of the body and the gesture, especially at times when the movement is faster and swirling, shows an attractive and uncommon physicality: such as the eyes, the facial features of Francesca, her physique and her adrogynous look. She is an athlete of the scene and together a dancer-actress of great, undeniable expressivity, as well as dancer of solid and impeccable technique."


[ Francesco Tei - Aurora International Journal ]

" [...] The perfect key is here in a clarity of intent that is not frozen in the pure experimental need but grabs the spectators and pulls them inside, baring the movement and leaving visible the only necessary bone: the one that covers the heart"


[ Sergio Lo Gatto - Teatro e Critica ]