concept, direction and coreography Francesca Pennini
Dramaturg and Shiatsu operator Angelo Pedroni
action and creation Simone Arganini, Andrea Brunetto, Carmine Parise, Angelo Pedroni, Francesca Pennini, Stefano Sardi
coproduction CollettivO CineticO, Fondazione Teatro Comunale di Ferrara, Festival Città delle 100 Scale
in collaboration with Emilia Romagna Teatro Fondazione, Corpi & Visioni – promoted by Comune di Correggio with the support of MiBACT and Regione Emilia-Romagna, Centrale Fies – art work space
residence Teatro Asioli di Correggio (Corpi & Visioni project), SZENE Salzburg, Teatro delle Briciole, L’Arboreto – Teatro Dimora
stable residence Teatro Comunale di Ferrara
Running time 1h and 15′
In its continuous research of bodies, unknown worlds and systems, with this show CollettivO CineticO meets the contemporary circus. Performers and circus artists create a wonderful link between near and far worlds, past and present.
Ten years after his foundation, CollettivO CineticO celebrates its anniversary with this choreography, bringing together all their dearest elements.
A system of symbols and iconographies is inspired to the mysteries contained in the frescos of the Halls of the Months at Palazzo Schifanoia in Ferrara. This system crosses the Chinese traditional medicine, Japanese graphic art, anatomy, astrology, paganism and circus at the same time.
On the stage, performers and circus artists bring to life an invented ritual, in order to celebrate different elements, put them together again and link the earth with the sky.
CollettivO CineticO is an experimental performing arts group founded in 2007 by the choreographer Francesca Pennini in collaboration with dramaturg Angelo Pedroni and more than 50 artists from different disciplines and backgrounds. Their work crosses genders and codes reformatting the rules of the performative event, challenging the relationship with the spectator with a rigorous yet ironic approach and shifting in the interstices between dance, theatre and visual arts. They developed devices and didactics for a broad range of bodies and spaces, from the theater stage to urban complexity, from mimetic missions in daily life to virtual spaces. CollettivO CineticO is the resident company at “Teatro Comunale Claudio Abbado” in Ferrara and member of the International Network APAP – advancing performing arts project. Until now the group created 37 productions, winning many awards: Giovani Danz’Autori Prize 2008; Rete Critica Award as Best Italian Artist 2014; Jurislav Korenić Award as Best Young Theatre Director 2014; Danza & Danza Prize as Best Choreographer and Interpreter 2015; UBU nomination as Best Interpreter Under 35; MESS Prize 2016 at BE Festival – Birmingham; Hystrio Iceberg Award 2016; Prize of the National Association of Critics ANCT 2016. Their work has been presented in Austria, Belgium, Bosnia, Denmark, France, Germany, Greece, Italy, Netherlands, Poland, United Kingdom, Czech Republic, Serbia, Slovenia, Spain, Switzerland, Taiwan and live streaming in US and Korea.