subsTANZ massimo gerardi
Choreography and setting: Massimo Gerardi
Dancers: Luca di Giusto, Radu Murarasu, Alessandro Coco, Anna Chiofalo, Eliana Donada, Alexandra Feruglio, Giulia Sonego, Alice Tomasin, Beatrice Zangari
Choreographic assistance: Erica Modotti
Music: collage of various composers
Premiere: 2nd September 2022 - Tiere Teatro Festival - Osoppo
Production: Anáthema Teatro Udine and subsTANZ in collaboration with ADEB Udine
The performance, based on various versions of the ancient myth of Prometheus, translates into movement situations and issues, which from mythology are reflected in contemporary society. Prometheus is represented on stage by three performers who sometimes form a unit, while in others act independently.
As in the essay by Albert Camus, Prometheus wants to free himself from a "mainstream" ideology or vision of the world. Different approaches on the rebellious side of the character, which pose resistance to authority, are depicted by dance and spoken texts.
The choreographic composition contains an atmosphere full of contrasts between the inner calm of the reflection and the dynamic character of the act of taking decisions.
NEWEST PRODUCTION AND LIVE PERFORMANCE
CHOREOGRAPHY AND DANCE Roberto Cocconi, Luca Zampar, Massimo Gerardi
MUSIC Collage of different composers
PERFORMANCES 1st & 2 ndJuly 22 - TheaterRuine St. Pauli/Dresden 20:00h /10th December 22 - Lo Studio/Udine 21:00h firstname.lastname@example.org
The production is a collaboration between subsTANZ/Dresden and Arearea/Udine
In MAHATMAS, the performers and choreographers create an imaginary world that has parallels to their lives. Inspired by the comic literature, they compare their biographies as dancers with those of the superheroes of the "Fantastic Four" saga, who in turn are based on the characteristics of the four elements earth, air, fire and water.
As they age, they — dancers/performers/superheroes — realize that their "superpowers" are no longer these are what they used to be and even their appearance is beginning to falter. Although today they can count on a wide experience, their identity crisis is becoming more and more obvious. The ability to use their "superpowers" and "supermoves" has rather disappeared. Nevertheless, they would do anything to maintain their image of all-rounders....
subsTANZ is the label under which the choreographer Massimo Gerardi presents his new dance projects in the Free-Scene. Dealing with actual and relevant themes of our contemporary society, the productions range from creations for conventional stages to site-specific projects. Theme-linked research on movement and occasionally on the spoken word leads the choreographer Massimo Gerardi to stage situations which both capture and challenge the audiences. Since 2012 international dancers, composers and set/costume designers have been highlighted in manifold productions of subsTANZ which have been financed a.o. by Kulturstiftung des Freistaates Sachen, Amt für Kultur und Denkmalschutz Dresden and NPN Munich, in cooperation with museums, theatres, universities and production centres