Cristina Kristal Rizzo / Italy


July 1318.30 and 19.30
July 1418.30 and 19.30

The cartographies of Echoes are conceived as dances for different spaces: a forest, a desert, a meadow, a museum, a waiting room, an office. These cartographies get into a dialogue with the environment hosting them, thanks to the bodies’ ability of connecting to the landscape and poetically playing with the anatomy of shapes and the beauty of measure. The performances is a subjective expressive landscape within a shared panorama, a sensitive ecosystem of intimate shapes and measures. In Santarcangelo, the chosen location is the terrace of the Convento dei Cappuccini, overlooking the olive grove. The work involves five dancing bodies, drawing and seamlessly composing a choreography built on repetition and differences, moments of loneliness and choral scores with simple and linear themes, musically supported by loops and extremely long slow-downs generated by the pop-melodic sound of R&B star Frank Ocean. The composition envisages a live-streaming dimension produced by the dancers, an inner point of view that brings bodies and tactile details closer to the eye and the skin, revealing the ability of digital techniques to deposit particles of affection. Anyone can watch these virtual moving images from their phones during the live performance or at a different time and place.

Cristina Kristal Rizzo is a dancemaker based in Florence who has been active on the contemporary dance scene since the early 1990s. She is the co-founder of the collective Kinkaleri. In 2008, she undertook an autonomous career, directing her research towards reflection with a dynamic impact. Her latest works include: TOCCARE The white dance, ULTRAS sleeping dances, VN Serenade, Hypernating, Prélude, ikea and BoleroEffect. She has created choreographies for major opera companies and institutions including Teatro Comunale di Firenze/Maggio Musicale Fiorentino, Balletto di Toscana, Aterballetto, LAC Lugano, MU-SEION Bolzano, Museo Pecci Prato, Museo del 900 Firenze and MA-CRO/PalaExpo Roma.

  • Convento Frati Cappuccini
    Convento Frati Cappuccini - via Cappuccini

Duration: 60 minutes.

Concept, coreografia, costumi e sound Cristina Kristal Rizzo / danza Annamaria Ajmone, Marta Bellu, Jari Boldrini, Sara Sguotti, Cristina Kristal Rizzo / musica Frank Ocean / creative producer Silvia Albanese / produzione Tir Danza / co-produzione Festival Danza Estate / con il supporto di PARC Performing Arts Research Centre, h(abita)t - Rete di Spazi per la Danza / QB Quanto Basta.

© Giulia Casamenti