Körper - 30 August 3:30 PM - Teatro Massimo via E. De Magistris, 12

choreography and concept by Roberto Tedesco

with Laila Lovino
production KÖRPER | Centro Nazionale di Produzione della Danza
The project was realised with the contribution of ResiDance XL – residence for choreographic creation projects, action of the Rete Anticorpi XL – Young Author’s Dance Network coordinated by L’arboreto – Teatro Dimora di Mondaino – Decisione consapevole was among the 4 finalists of the competition DNA appunti coreografici 2022.
duration: 15 minutes

Decisione consapevole stems from an exercise developed to guide improvisation sessions for which a conceptual map of 4 key words was created: isolation, communication, intimacy and community. By selecting among these keywords, thus respecting the boundaries that limit the range of decisions and create consistency and homogeneity, the performers start out dressed in a single outfit and propose their actions in the space. Using this same pattern, Tedesco started from the improvisation of the performers who were asked to choose and interpret each time one of the key words. What emerged was then analysed and reworked to select and name the parts to be considered for the construction of the piece. The NID Platform organisation was offered the creation on the word “isolation”, in which the dancer takes over the stage space and although initially free to do so following her own instincts, she then comes to interpret an absolutely worked and fixed choreography.

Roberto Tedesco studied at Balletto di Toscana and has danced with Junior BdT. He joined Aterballetto where he remained for 10 years. He has participated twice in the International Choreography Competition Hannover, winning the critics’ prize. For Aterballetto, he created Cemento for the In/Finito project and Turn la marea for MicroDanze. With Punch24, he was selected for the Vetrina Giovane Danza D’Autore. He created Andata e Ritorno for MM contemporary dance company and Stage Line-up with the Mannheim National Theatre. He created By the Throat for Ballett Vorpommern, Ad Eva for XLdancecompany and developed a new version of Superorganismo for the Think Big project at the Hannover Staatsoper. Through the Residance XL action he worked on an early study of Decisione Consapevole with which he is one of 4 finalists in DNA appunti coreografici. He created MemoriaLab for Studio XL and ended 2022 by winning the SupportER open call. He has been named a “Networked Artist” (Artista in rete) by the Teatro Comunale di Vicenza. Körper|Centro Nazionale di Produzione della Danza works in the production and support for up-and-coming young choreographers and performing artists from the region of Campania, looking to Italy and Europe. The Centre’s work focuses on promoting the value of resident artists who, starting from the local area, have embarked on a personal journey that has taken them beyond Italy. It is a Production Centre that collaborates with different artists with the aim of promoting and accompanying them in their professional development.