première: 28th October 2016 / Festival Aperto - Reggio Emilia
concept, direction and choreography: Nicola Galli
costumes: Elena Massari
production: stereopsis / TIR Danza
in collaboration with: Festival Aperto / Fondazione I Teatri di Reggio Emilia
artistic residences: Kilowatt Festival, AMAT & Civitanova Danza nell’ambito di Civitanova Casa
della Danza, CSC Garage Nardini Bassano del Grappa, C.L.A.P.Spettacolodalvivo Circuito
Lombardia Arti Pluridisciplinari Spettacolo dal Vivo
Project developed with the support of ResiDance XL – luoghi e progetti di residenza
per creazioni coreografiche, azione della Rete Anticorpi XL – Network Giovane Danza D'autore
coordinata da L'arboreto - Teatro Dimora di Mondaino
With the support of Fondo per la Danza D'autore/Regione Emilia-Romagna 2015/2016
MARS is the third episode of Nicola Galli's choreographic research focused on the solar system.
Mars is the fourth planet far from the Sun and the most similar to the Earth, with an
incline of its rotation axis and a day period analogous to the terrestrial one.
The Red Planet, rich in iron oxide, presents a morphology similar to the Earth: the
Martian surface is characterized by valleys, volcanoes, deserts and protected by a minimal
atmosphere with low temperatures on average (-140°C / +20°C).
Starting from this imaginary the scene becomes a laboratory in which the performer prepares
an "infrared" and "ultraviolet" territory for the action and enunciates the morphology of the
planet through a series of simulations.
Geometric lights and sidereal sounds alternate themselves, composing a strange and
artificially heated space in which the body alone, reveals itself, colonizes and then evaporates.
MARS in a long visual wave, presents the most likely destination for the future
development of humanity.
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