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BIOSCULTURE (1998-2004)

exhibition of choreographies, bodies and body's images

project by ROBERTO CASTELLO e ALESSANDRA MORETTI

previous repertory

performers (1998-2004) ROBERTO CASTELLO, MASSIMILIANO BARACHINI, LAURETTA BENFENATI, VALENTINA BULDRINI/STEFANIA ERRIQUEZ, MICHELA CACCAVALE, SILVIA CATTOI, VALERIE ERKEN/FRANCESCA FOSCARINI, MARTA LUCCHINI, ALESSANDRA MORETTI, JURY PIRODDI, STEFANO QUESTORIO, GIACOMO SACENTI

video ALDES

organisation ILARIA BARONTINI (1998-2000), FABRIZIO SALVETTI (2001-2002), SIMONA CAPPELLINI (2003/2004)

production ALDES, ARMUNIA-FESTIVAL COSTA DEGLI ETRUSCHI, Atelier della Costa Ovest 1998

with the support of Mibac MINISTERO per i Beni e le Attività Culturali / Dip. Spettacolo, REGIONE TOSCANA

“Biosculture” is a modular project involving choreography, interactive choreography, videos, video installations and 3D animations placed within an exhibition context.
“Biosculture” is an opportunity to experiment new technologies applied to choreography offering a contemplative view of dance where it is the spectator who encounters the ‘works’ and establishes a personal relationship with them.
The biosculptures are deliberately unspectacular, discrete, imperfect and slow, playing with ideas and meanings connected to the body.
It is a collection of actions that have no end, of objects that exist regardless of the spectator’s presence and which shift the perception of dance from performance level to that of contemplation and observation.

Frank Jast - Potsdamer Neueste Nachrichten - 25/5/2001

"…With surprising coherence the Italian choreographer manages to channel these initially intrusive and annoyingly voluptuous sensorial impressions and structure them in a place of meditation where it is possible to observe every single aspect of the various movements and obtain enjoyment from them. …Castello makes it possible to rediscover that the beauty of existence derives from the sum of the beauty of its various moments… … The audience can observe even the finest of the dancers’ movements… … And the aesthetic awareness of their own bodies and the endurance shown by the dancers is simply extraordinary, amazing… … Yet Roberto Castello’s delicate extremism is convincing because it is so well done…”

Andrea Balzola - Sipario - May '99

"… the work is a modular composition of micro-pieces created using video and software, and micro-events of varying length and number carried out by dancers and performers. The structure can therefore shrink or expand, not forming an overall whole yet self-sufficient in its individual parts. The aim, carried out with intelligent, sophisticated lightness in a blend of poetry and irony, is to shake the audience out of the passive complacency of standard dance performance conventions, to unmask voyeurism and draw attention to detail… … This unusual scenario of linguistic and expressive variables “around” dance is interesting above all because it re-examines – with an explicit homage to work by Studio Azzurro – the relationship between the real and the virtual body, but also because it seeks an innovative confrontation between abstract and somatized choreography, between micro- and macro-, expressive and everyday movement, between dance and the visual arts… "

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