Dragged by the flow of time in what appears to be a pre-established series of events, and compelled to act in the absence of any definite soundscape, the performer sinks into the doom of repetition – or the mysterious consciousness of the initiate. Suspended between these two conditions, he has no choice but to cling to the instant that precedes each action. Like a goalkeeper in the locker room shortly before the game, he foreshadows what his body should strive to accomplish. He generates and suffers, with equal aplomb, the mechanism in which he is placed against his will. His problem is to deal with chronology, to create what has already been decided, while being too early and too late at the same time.
The performance Giuda is based on a solo commissioned by the Nuovo Teatro Nuovo of Naples in 2010. It was restaged at the ICI Berlin in the framework of the event Anatopies. For a Critique of Spatial Reason.
mk was founded at the end of the 1990s and is now considered as one of the most interesting groups of the Italian dance scene. The latest production, Robinson, which resulted from a collaboration with the visual artist Luca Trevisani, premiered in 2014 at the Teatro Argentina of Rome.
Biagio Caravano is a musician and a performer. He is a co-founder of mk and has performed in all the major works of the company.
Michele Di Stefano is mk’s choreographer. He is currently creating choreographies for Aterballetto and the Korean National Contemporary Dance Company in Seoul. In 2014 he was awarded the Silver Lion of the Biennale Danza of Venice, where he will present two projects. He has published Agenti autonomi e sistemi multiagente, a book on choreographic instructions and meteorological reports (with Margherita Morgantin, Quodlibet 2012).
Lorenzo Bianchi Hoesch is a composer of electroacoustic music. He lives and works in France, where he collaborates with the IRCAM (Institut de Recherche et Coordination Acoustique/Musique) of Paris and teaches at the conservatory of Montbéliard.
Music and audio: Lorenzo Bianchi Hoesch
Choreography: Michele Di Stefano
The dance performance was a cooperation between the ICI Berlin, Bard College Berlin, and the Istituto Italiano di Cultura di Berlino.
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