Marco D'Agostin / Bologna, Italy

First Love

July 1020.30
July 1121.30*
July 1221.00*
July 1319.30, 23.00
July 1418.00
* with the tickets for the performances of July 11 and 12 it is possible to enter half an hour before for Il canto delle balene by Chiara Bersani

There is simple magic in the practice of coming to a theatre, night after night, and listening to a story.

“If I was asked to tell you about an image of happiness, that would be me on an upland, sitting on a rock, under the sun, a book in my hands”
S. Belmondo

First Love is an act of reparation put in an envelope and addressed to the first love. It’s the story of a boy in the 90s who didn’t like football but cross country skiing instead – and dancing too, but since he didn’t know any movement he used to copy the ones of ski, in his living room, in his bedroom, swallowed by the everlasting green of a Northern Italian province.
That boy now grown up, not anymore a skier but a dancer, not on the snow but on the stage, not a competitor but still a competitor, because of that agonistic attitude towards choreography that never fades away, recurring as it is, he met his childhood idol, the OIympic Champion Stefania Belmondo, and went back to the mountain. Time has come to tell the world that his first love needed to exist, that it would tear his chest apart more than anything else.
Re-enacting the most renowned competition run by the Italian champion, a 15km free style race at the Olympic Games of Salt Lake City, First love becomes scream of revenge, desperate jubilation, dissolution of nostalgia.

  • Teatro Il Lavatoio
    via Ruggeri, 16

duration 40'
full price 13€ / reduced 11€
performance in Italian with English subtitles

un progetto di e con Marco D’Agostin
suono LSKA
consulenza scientifica Stefania Belmondo e Tommaso Custodero
consulenza drammaturgica Chiara Bersani
luci Alessio Guerra
direzione tecnica Paolo Tizianel
promozione Marco Villari
organizzazione Eleonora Cavallo, Damien Modolo
progetto grafico Isabella Ahmadzadeh
produzione VAN 2018
coproduzione Teatro Stabile di Torino - Teatro Nazionale / Torinodanza festival e Espace Malraux - scène nationale de Chambéry et de la Savoie, nell’ambito del progetto “Corpo Links Cluster”, sostenuto dal Programma di Cooperazione PC INTERREG V A - Italia-Francia (ALCOTRA 2014-2020)
in collaborazione con Centro Olimpico del Fondo di Pragelato
progetto realizzato in residenza presso la Lavanderia a Vapore, Centro Regionale per la Danza, inTeatro, Teatro Akropolis
con il supporto di ResiDance XL, inTeatro.