Danzare con la luce: verso Oz

Dancing with light: towards Oz

29 maggio 2024 - 6.00 p.m.

Dancing with light: towards Oz is the new research project of the Arearea dance company at Dialoghi – Residenze delle arti performative at Villa Manin.

The residency opens to the public on Wednesday 29 May at 6 pm in the park of Villa Manin in collaboration with T3rza Terra, Michelangelo Pistoletto and Cittadellarte at Villa Manin.

Towards Oz is the title of the research started at Dialogues – Performing Arts Residencies at Villa Manin, the project curated by CSS Teatro stabile di innovazione del FVG, by the contemporary dance company Arearea.

Arearea’s residency opens to the public on Wednesday 29th May at 6 p.m. in the Park of Villa Manin, as part of the activities of the Public Program of T3RZA TERRA Michelangelo Pistoletto and Cittadellarte at Villa Manin, the exhibition currently on show at Villa Manin curated by Erpac.

Fondazione Pistoletto – Cittadellarte is a place for experimentation, research, in which all spheres of society are represented, so the exhibition at Villa Manin wants to involve and connect the realities present in the territory of FVG, thus the collaboration with CSS Teatro stabile di innovazione del FVG and the contemporary dance company Arearea was born.

T3rza Terra nel parco di Villa Manin

During her Residency at Dialoghi, the dancer and choreographer Marta Bevilacqua is creating with the dancers Valentina Saggin, Angelica Margherita, Irene Ferrara, Radu Murarasu, Andrea Rizzo and Giuseppe Zagaria in a team together with the sound designer Leo Virgili and the company technician Stefano Bragagnolo.

‘During the Residency at Dialoghi,’ says Marta Bevilacqua, ‘I will work on the theme of light. I am interested in investigating the relationship that bodies have with natural light and how much their motor score changes as this environmental aspect changes, from morning light to sunset. With the six dancers in the team we will read the Wizard of Oz and let ourselves be permeated by that famous story of courage and friendship in search of what we lack. When they meet in the land of the Wizard of Oz, everyone is missing something: Dorothy cannot return home, the tin man has no heart, the lion needs courage and the scarecrow, who tells us about their adventures, has no brain. Intimidated by the power of Oz and the witches, they will find in themselves what they were looking for elsewhere. We will therefore try to take a new look at a timeless classic in which the praise of difference and audacity vibrates’ concludes the choreographer.

Admission to the Verso Oz demonstration is free with reservations strongly recommended at residenzevillamanin@cssudine.it. Standing places or on the lawn, it is advisable to bring cushions or blankets.