concept, direction and choreography Nicola Galli
costumes Elena Massari
props Andrea Mosca
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 coordinated by L’arboreto – Teatro Dimora di Mondaino
with the support of Fondo per la Danza D’autore/Regione Emilia-Romagna 2015/2016
length 40 minutes

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.


“[…] It’s extremely curious and appealing that the choreographic work of a young dancer is inspired by the red planet, obtaining – with a wonderful fusion of languages, from dance to the light design, from a significant use of sounds and noises to the theatre of shadows, up to the pseudo-documentary video – a pleasant performance for eyes and senses, that is able to involve the audience in a journey to the atmosphere of Mars”.

Simona Maria Frigerio [ ]

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