FROM "I" TO "A" BY 11 MOVEMENTS
Indian premiere - Bangalore - March 2017
The duet From “I” to “A” By Eleven Movements, created and also danced by Stefano Fardelli and the Indian dancer Raam Kumar, has been commissioned by Pindoc Onlus of Rome and supported by Istituto Italiano di Cultura of Mumbai, by Consul General of Italy in Kolkata, in collaboration with Attakkalari Centre For Movement Arts of Bangalore, India.
A residency in Bangalore, India.
An encounter between the choreographer and an indian dancer.
Italy & India are far away from each other, but, also, they have many things in common: like simply their names in italian: Italia and India. Both start with an “I” and both end with an “A”.
The space between the “I” and the “A” has been filled in with a mix of the two cultures, finding out new bridges to connect them.
The two dancers who, in spite of their own different origins, skin colour and physical features are united by a dance that tyes together all their diversities.
Exploring every day eleven movements by the martial art Kalaripayattu, Kathak dance and Bharatanatyam dance and transforming them, they created the sequences of the piece. The aim of the choreographer was to explore the indian traditional techniques and find out a new quality of movement in a way that dancers and people that are practicing these forms from years, watching the piece, can just guess from which movements he was inspired by and not always recognise them.
A long turban, symbol of the mother earth, that will generate life, a mist that will follow the shape of the bodies in the space, and incenses with a cozy smell, will give birth to this new duet and to this new world that is located, indeed, between the “I” and the “A” .