subsTANZ massimo gerardi
PHOTOS: IAN WHALEN
Claudio Cangialosi/Opera Ballet Vlaanderen Massimo Gerardi/subsTANZ
MUSIC Collage of different composers
SUPPORTED BY Centre Coréoghraphique National de Mulhouse (F)
PREVIEW August 2017 Linotip, Indipendent Choreographic Centre, Bucharest
PREMIERE February 2018 Hellerau, European Centre for the Arts, Dresden
The title "MANkind" underlines the meaning in German of "MANN" (man) and KIND (child). The focus is on the investigation into the emotions coming from our "inner child", which we represent on stage in quite an authentic way. Memories of our childhood and of the relation with our mothers and in form of texts, objects and images are present on stage, triggering in the public the curiosity of peeping in other people's lives and playing with the concept of self representation. The two different ages and generations, to whom we belong, play an important role in the development, in the construction and in the execution of the piece, which could be also defined as a cross-generational duet. Our different life experience could be read on stage like a sort of antagonism. It is rather a complicity that transpires in the piece, which originates from a casual relation between a sober maturity and buoyant youth. A collection of real, fictional, personal, borrowed, sincere, unaffected and counterfeited ideas and emotions build the frame of MANkind. These contrasting elements can be found in individual memories, in which personal interpretation of the reality often don't correspond with true facts.