Ph. Giulia Agostini
«Dance disappears almost at the moment of its manifestation.» — Crystal Pite — Dance at Lago is site-specific. Defying the very laws governing the art, we imagined the whole of Lago teeming with dancing bodies. Sometimes reflected on the walls of stone or captured by the reflection of the water; other times clearly and vigorously present in its alleys and courtyards in an unexpected, intoxicating, magical atmosphere in constant dialogue with the audience. Today, these dancing bodies respond to an increasingly pressing demand for relentless experimentation, use of new technologies and cross-contamination of the different languages of the arts. Cinema, dance and music merge and let themselves be seduced from one another in one single,
great work, to find new paths and answers in a period of such historical uncertainty, overwhelming communication and yet technological isolation, and of immense possibility, at once. Besides the performance, the special program Moving Bodies is a focus group on dance screening, a segment now in full development that unites artists of different backgrounds collaborating in the creation of moving images, in an attempt to make dance indelible, an art that, by its very nature, disappears at the moment of its manifestation and vanishes as soon as it is fulfilled.
Francesca Poglie, curator