VN Solo

choreography and dance Cristina Kristal Rizzo
music Verklärte Nacht, 1943 version by Arnold Schönberg
musical assistant Federico Costanza
production CAB 008
supported by MiC, Regione Toscana and Comune di Firenze

This solo/pas de deux between a human and a robot takes shape on Schönberg’s Verklärte Nacht, in the research of a proximity between dance and music. It’s a study of the expressive potentiality of body and gesture, where the automata’s path crosses with the artist’s. It opens a view on an inconceivable scenery, on what lies between bodies and space, redefining it. Schönberg himself gives us a precious key to interpret this attempt: «When the form is in place everything within it can be pure feeling».

This performance is available in two different versions: a site-specific one with the audience sitting in a square around the scene and a theatrical version with the light design made by Gianni Staropoli.


ph. Luca del Pia