16 and 17 October 2020 – APOCALISSE NOVA – Butoh Dance Performance – Munich
NON Company and asperformance
A Butoh Dance Performance inspired by the frescoes of Luca Signorelli
16 and 17 October 2020 – HochX Theater und Live Art, Munich (Germany)
Choreography: Alessandro Pintus (NON Company – Italy)
Assistance: Alexander Wenzlik (asperformance – Germany)
Dance: Elena Angeloni, Marta Allegra, Alessandra Cardellini, Iulia Dobrovie, Roland Eichner, Francesco Ferraro, Hannah Groß, Lara Pedilarco
Light: Stefan Sendsitzky
Apocalisse Nova investigate the significance of the Apocalypse in our modern society, through the philosophy of Butoh Dance. Apocalypse in Greek means Revelation in the sense of “revealing something hidden“. Butoh is often referred as “Dance of Darkness”, a dance, that aims to bring to brightness the hidden sides of our being. Butoh is the revelation of what is unknown within us. This piece explores a dance on the border between shadow and light, an authentic dance that reveal the secret nature of human body.
Apocalisse Nova is an inquiry into the mystery of life, a dancing journey where we first must visit our own darkness and accept the effort of the rising, before deserving to witness the supreme beauty of creation. The performance goal is to move dancers and audience from the deep of the heart, to remember – as Dante said – that love is the power that moves the universe.
The project came to life by the idea of Alessandro Pintus and the collaboration with Alexander Wenzlik in a 3 year choreographic research. The work is inspired by the masterpiece of the renaissance painter Luca Signorelli, placed in the Cathedral of Orvieto in Italy.
Premiere: 16th October 2020 at 8pm
Further Performances: 17th October 2020 at 5 pm and also at 8pm
An Audience discussion with the artists of Apocalisse Nova is following the second performance on 17th October
HochX Theater und Live Art
Entenbachstraße 37, 81541 Munich (Germany)
Tickets: 18 € / 10 € (Reduction)
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Picture: © Opera del Duomo di Orvieto Photo: Sebastian Korp Design: Iulia Dobrovie