DANZA&DANZA prize 2018
presented at La Biennale Venezia 2018

solo 40 minutes
choreography Francesca Foscarini
dramaturgy Cosimo Lopalco
performing Romain Guion
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Inspired by the painter Antonio Ligabue and his extraordinary visions of the natural world, Animale brings to the stage, in the words of John Berger,

a frightfully indifferent nature, made of energy and combat, that exists without promising anything, where life’s first need is for shelter, its first prayer an appeal for protection, its first sign of life pain. 
It is in this desolate context that we find beauty, and the discovery is sudden, unpredictable.

“Francesca Foscarini has created, with Animale, a small masterpiece of choreography. She uses the French dancer to fashion a powerful map of signs both physical and poetic, to evoke worlds both human and animal (“nature is … fearsomely indifferent” to quote John Berger) in continuous symbiotic metamorphosis, in order to get closer to knowing the animal world.”
Giuseppe Distefano, Artribune