selected by Aerowaves 2017
presented at La Biennale Danza Venezia 2018
duet 35 minutes
project Francesca Foscarini
created and performed Francesca Foscarini and Andrea Costanzo Martini
original music Andrea Cera
light Luca Serafini
supported by Ministero dei Beni Culturali coproducers 3 Bis F Lieu d’Arts Contemporains Aix En Provance FR, Centro per la Scena Contemporanea di Bassano del Grappa IT, Fondazione Fabbrica Europa per le arti contemporanee IT, La Briqueterie FR, Les Brigittines BE, MASDANZA The International Contemporary Dance Festival of the Canary Islands & Sala Insular de Teatro-Cabildo de Gran Canaria ES, Uovo e Next Laboratorio per la produzione e la distribuzione dello spettacolo dal vivo lombardo – Edizione 2015 IT, Tanzhaus Zürich CH, TripSpace Projects London UK
with the support of Istituto Italiano di Cultura Madrid ES, Istituto Italiano di Cultura di Londra UK, Yasmeen Godder Studio Jaffa Tel-Aviv IL, MiBACT – Ministero per i Beni e le Attività Culturali+ information– information
Emmanuel Lévinas says that, in the simple encounter with the Other, the essential, the absolute comes into play: the showing, the epiphany of the other is where I discover that my world is mine as long as I can share it with the Other.
This tension, this impossibility to escape from the Other, which the Lithuanian philosopher calls “asymmetry”, lies at the origin and development of Francesca Foscarini’s new piece, Vocazione all’Asimmetria, a piece in the shape of a duet, which cautiously unfolds in an alternation of solos and moments together, of the time to show and the time to meet, of the discovery of what divides from each other and of the research of what unites and creates a possible Us.
“A work built with intelligence and harmony, the right rhythms and dynamics enhanced by the excellence of the two dancers, who show incredible skill in the way they alternate fragility and power, order and chaos, restlessness and control.”
Lula Abicca, Danzaeffebbi
“In Vocazione all’Asimmetria – inspired by the thinking of Emmanuel Lévinas – the skill of the choreographer and her partner lies in leaving nothing to chance. In this two-player game that masterfully alternates solos and duets, we see specific movements, a very rich and detailed vocabulary.”
Dimuzio Tiziano, Danzaeffebi