Frankfurt Dresden Dance Company - Jacopo Godani

Frankfurt Dresden Dance Company ::ballet evening

For the beginning of our fifth season under Jacopo Godani’s artistic leadership, the Italian choreographer and the Dresden Frankfurt Dance Company are dedicating an exclusive double bill to their audience at Festpielhaus Hellerau. Two choreographies, one premiere and one revival, are united in an artful journey. The antithesis seen in the works allows our public to experience the company’s creative evolution during these last few years.

In Moto Perpetuo the striking neoclassical matrix of the enthralling choreography allows classical ballet technique to flow towards contemporary forms. Through intense group sections with the whole company and empowered physical action – highlighted by pointe work – this stunning piece reveals the artistic essence and the character of the company.

In Alter Ego, Godani once more pursues his artistic passion: the endless possibilities of metamorphosis in his choreographic work. It is a creation in which choreographic language has been set free, beyond known parameters: it is the opening to a new mode of perception. Human bodies manifesting animalistic characteristics create a universe of strange creatures: animals, half human and half insect, interacting and communicating with each other. But not stopping on all these transformations the choreographer continues on, enhancing the human body with angular shapes, thereby expanding aesthetic boundaries.

This wide variety of animalistic beings inhabits the stage in Alter Ego while an innovative form of communication is established between the performers, who are discovering and engineering the space through the choreography. A choreographic conversation happens when the disturbing gaze, gestures, stops, pauses and non-achieved actions create a communal language between the creatures. Silence and stops are present during this general dislocated feeling: not only is space brought out of joint, so is time.

Godani’s choreographic practice emphasizes a reflective self-aware approach to actions, and that is the beauty of the presence: the commitment to the actions. The choreographer makes clear to the dancers the visual identity in his choreographic work and what is important is the inside vision when you see the space surrounding you. Not to imagine, just observe the reality.

Dancers establish internal and external relationships between the different parts of their bodies. It is the building of a geometrical, almost kaleidoscopic, Meccano-like construct between them and their own limbs. The performers’ bodies affect their surroundings with the creation of meaning, and characters emerge out of the choreography – recalling images and a richness of associations, while emphasizing the theatrical ideas of a mental image.

In Alter Ego, all artistic elements become expressions of an inner dialogue. They are not inhabited; they are transparent and pure. Their sobriety is an intended search for their ultimate nature: a gleaming memory, a narrative without any dramatic involvement.

In this Dresden program, Godani’s physical expressions are simultaneously revealing and public, yet internal and deeply private. Each gesture, each choreographic accomplishment, becomes a destiny in itself, one with the eloquence and beauty of abstract poetry. The performers grow into mercurial figures that trace, together with the choreographer, a magic circle in which they try to evoke impetuously what is slipping through humanity’s fingers forever: the indecipherability of life.
 

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von Heike Schwarzer
11. Oktober 2019
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Zwei Choreografien - eine Premiere und eine Wiederaufnahme, zeigt die Dresden-Frankfurt-Dance-Company seit gestern Abend in Hellerau, dem Europäischen Zentrum der Künste in Dresden. MOTO PERPETUO & ALTER EGO, so der Doppeltitel der neuesten Produktion, die - wie immer - abgesehen von der Musik, in Personalunion von Companychef Jacopo Godani entwickelt und ausgestattet wurde, dieser Doppelabend steht an diesem Wochenende (11. - 13.10.19) und dann wieder von Mittwoch bis Sonntag (16. - 20.10.19) im Programm. Heike Schwarzer mit außergewöhnlichen Einblicken in den Entstehungsprozess.

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MOTO PERPETUO & ALTER EGO (Premiere)

Ballet evening BY JACOPO GODANI

Moto Perpetuo
Choreography Jacopo Godani
Stage, Light, Costumes Jacopo Godani
Music 48nord
16 Dancers

AlterEgo
Choreography Jacopo Godani
Stage, Light, Costumes Jacopo Godani
Music 48nord
16 Dancers