Parkin’son

Tuesday, June 18, 19.00 / Daile Theatre Small stage

Giulio D’Anna, Stefano D’Anna (Italy)

 

 

 

 Concept and direction: Giulio D’Anna

Creation and performance: Giulio D’Anna and Stefano D’Anna

Production and direction assistance: Agnese Rosati

Original soundtrack: Maarten Bokslag

Light and set design: Theresia Knevel, Daniel Caballero

Produced by: Fondazione Musica per Roma, stichting Gillen

In collaboration with: Officina Concordia and Civitanova „Casa delle Danza”

With the support of: Danceworks of Luana Bondi-Ciutti, Anna Maria Quinzi

 

Winning project of 2011 Premio Equilibrio Roma

 

 What do two bodies narrate, one representing the future and the other one the past at the same time?

In the Parkin’son, performers are a 64-year-old therapist, with no dance background, and a 33-year-old choreographer: two generations confronting each other, a father and a son who tell their story through their bodies.
Father and son D’Anna, as in one of the stories of Vite di uomini non illustri (Lives of non eminent men) by Giuseppe Pontiggia, explore their relationship on stage: a collection of personal events, shown and shared through the lines of the skin and the shapes of two bodies tied by blood and their intimate stories.
The interpreters’ Curriculum Vitae entwines with the motion, creating a score that flows between theatre and abstract where the disease defines limits to cross. The project comes from the desire to use “the limit” as an opportunity and to tell the two stories following the chronology typically used to narrate the lives of eminent people, highlighting moments and facts that, from a stranger’s point of view, could seem not important; but those are the events that make existence memorable.
Parkin’son is at the same time a journal and a manifesto, almost “exorcising” the future, where the perceptions of past, present and future itself meet through personal and scientific notions.

One of my first memories, as a child, is my father driving the car and singing Il mondo (The World)…