Panzetti / Ticconi Turin, Italy / Berlin, Germany

Cry Violet

Turin, Italy / Berlin, Germany

“Cry Violet”, a title taken from the extinct flower, is a choreographic creation by and with Panzetti / Ticconi, traced on a sound composition designed and proposed by Teho Teardo. Employing a gestural code portraying expressions of pain and shame inspired by the iconography of the original sin, it highlights the human device of atoning for one’s guilt through practices that attempt to address or conceal the inflicted environmental damage. Widespread phenomena such as greenwashing represent deceptive practices that evade a genuine solution to the environmental harm caused by human actions. Recalling Lady Macbeth’s repeated and futile attempt to cleanse her hands of the guilt stain, the two figures repeat the mechanised expiatory nature of cleaning and concealing. It is in this limbo between a genuine or façade attempt to rectify the caused damage that “Cry Violet” takes shape.


Ginevra Panzetti and Enrico Ticconi live between Berlin and Turin and have been working as an artistic duo since 2008. Their research develops in the fields of dance, performance and visual art. Delving into themes related to the historical union between communication, violence and power, they draw on ancient imagery and create hybrid images between history and contemporaneity. Their work has received several international awards and was presented at the most prestigious European festivals as well as in Japan, Brazil, Lebanon and Jordan. Since 2020, the duo’s choreographic practice – which often sees them performing their creation – has been enriched by creative work for other institutions, such as T.H.E Dance Company (SG), DANCE ON Ensemble (DE), and MM Contemporary Dance Company (IT). One of their latest choreographic works, “INSEL”, for four performers, premiered in 2023 at Tanz Im August in Berlin.


via Andrea Costa - Parco Baden Powell, Santarcangelo



coreografia, performance, costumi Ginevra Panzetti, Enrico Ticconi
musica Teho Teardo
illustrazione grafica Ginevra Panzetti
distribuzione Aurélie Martin
originariamente creato all’interno di Esplorazioni un progetto di Triennale Milano
in collaborazione con Volvo Car Italia
con il sostegno di Lavanderia a Vapore, Piemonte dal Vivo - Torino, RAMPE - Stuttgart (DE)

promosso in collaborazione con Anthea

© Valerio Figuccio