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C/o Project


productor and director:
Francesca Pennini

action and creation:
Andrea Amaducci, Gianluca Arnò, Jiri Bartovanec, Matteo Ceccarelli, Hervé Chaussard, Floriano D'Auria, Margherita Elliot, Delphine Gaborit, Nicola Galli, Jacopo Jenna, Sergiu Matis, Thomas Michaux, Marco Morandi, Jeroen Mosselmann, Elisa Mucchi, Elena Murcia Pinto, Angelo Pedroni, Francesca Pennini, Alessandro Pintus, Paolo Raccanello, Zaratiana Randriantenaina, Gianluca Russo, Antonio Ruz, Stefano Sardi, Gaetano Viviano, Mattia Zamagni, Maria Ziosi

10 years choreographic architecture
duration
10 years


The C/o project is a macro-performance, it's a process, it's an architecture.
It's a directing structure which comes from the need of redefinition, from the need of finding new possibilities of reading the performing art.
This project drew inspiration from Foucault's heterotopias and transforms the theatre from a container into a diffuser, a de-framed space whose frame explodes and spreads the dancers (dozens and dozens of them) in Other places and in Other times, in counter-places miles and miles away from the moment when the audience sees the show.
The normal "show" gets split in expanded stops and lasts over 10 years. The stage, black and smooth rectangle, becomes an uneven surface, dilated and rough, structured in patches where performers act, from incredible distances, in the same moment or in different moments.
This is the condition of the contemporary man, interfaced with the virtual world, wearing prosthesis able to act on distances and lengths by managing the declinations of his existence.
The cruel bodytopia to which we are doomed in the contemporary society is dispersed, explodes in thousands of computer satellites, dissolves in the global liquid space.
Dancers become their own avatars, senses become illusions, what is organic becomes stagnant.
The body is just a medium, an interface of perceptions without urges.
What is the identity of a changing body? A body which is never finished and defined, an hybridization among organic and inorganic?
What is the role of senses in a world made of emoticons, inflatable dolls and virtual sex?
Which utopia does the dancing body represent? A body which is dilated in a space, which is internal and external at the same time.
These and many others are the questions hanging in the air, in the ether of the first fragments of the C/o architecture.
Maybe this place, populated by non-existent dancers and empty stages… maybe it never existed.