Il giardino delle delizie
site specific performance
production: Ravenna Festival
with the support of: TIR Danza
in collaboration with: Cantieri Danza
concept and choreography: Nicola Galli
dance: Sofia Barilli, Alessandra Fabbri, Gianluca Formica, Nicola Galli, Bianca Sirotti
music: Béla Bartók, Gyorgy Ligeti
length: 30 minutes
selected work for international call "Giovani artisti per Dante"
The Garden of Earthly Delights is a deep choreographic ritual performed in ancient cloisters, which celebrates
the Earthly Paradise, a garden located on the top of the Mount of Purgatory.
Dante Alighieri describes this wonderful place as a luxuriant garden created by God for all humankind.
The Earthly Paradise is recalled in the square architecture of the cloister created by men to represent the world.
The Garden and the cloister blend together in a centuries-old consciousness which follows the physical and
spiritual growth of men since ancient times.
The movement of six bodies, inspired by the complexity of Hieronymus Bosch’s painting, teems
inhabiting the garden, a fenced area which protects the most precious goods.
A weave of gestures flows into the bodies pulled together by a constant desire for movement and linked
by their voyage to purification and rise. They are enlightened by the natural predisposition of their soul
to passion, which generates a magnetic connection with the heaven in order to create a bright and organic totality.
The symmetry, which is a fundamental concept in geometry widely spread in nature and in human
thoughts for the world comprehension, here becomes the keystone which offers an order to the movement of the bodies.
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