In his first work as Artistic Director of the Dresden Frankfurt Dance Company, Jacopo Godani presented three elemental creations whose choreography – abstract and pure aesthetically – could serve as the main means of artistic expression.
With a physical intensity rich in action and in exactitude, virtually mathematical in its precision, Godani introduced the quintessence of the companyʼs identity. By forgoing the superficial and emphasizing a masterful knowledge of technique, the program set the standard for all that follows.
His choreographies, methodically and analytically developed during intensive rehearsals, leave no room for the improvised or unforeseen. His artistic creations result from clearly structured ideas which find expression as a technically precise realization of the physical and conceptual possibilities. Fully exploiting the program’s choreographic intensity, Godani took a new approach to dancing en pointe and embraced the experimentation that that entails.
His objective, then and now, is to introduce a categorical lucidity to choreographic composition. This already led to multiple questions: How do we use our intellect to create information while reproducing a given choreography? How do the extremely specialized patterns of movement respond as this information is transferred? What are the most effective strategies for composing a work within this framework? How does the reduction during a limited timeframe affect the choreographic information? How is it possible to communicate all of this information to the viewer?
In this first program, the audience experienced choreography as a signature event in the truest sense of that word. Jacopo Godani presented choreography as a nexus of values and relationships in which dancers are given the freedom to develop their own intellectual and artistic potential. Called upon – keenly and intentionally – as social beings during this process, the dancers have a hyper-real presence within the moment of artistic communication. All of this put on a single stage - a synonym for unending possibilities.
The Primate Trilogy
Choreography Jacopo Godani
Light, Stage, Costumes Jacopo Godani
Music 48nord (Ulrich Müller & Siegfried Rössert)
Artistic coordination and program text Luisa Sancho Escanero
Choreographic assistance Francesca Caroti, Luisa Sancho Escanero
World Premiere: 1 October 2015, Dresden Frankfurt Dance Company, Frankfurt am Main, Bockenheimer Depot