A site-spesific creation with 11 PERFORMERS AT LEOPOLDA, FLORENCE
Monday can mean different things.
It can be Monday blues, when everything went wrong,
Or the day after a disaster,
Or the day with possibilities, the start, beginning, when you can change everything.
Ina Christel Johannessen
This 46 minute piece was created on site specific in Alcatraz, a part of Leopolda for 2 zero visibility dancers and 9 Italian dancers.
Ina was invited to make a creation for the opening of the festival Fabbrica Europa 2019 at Leopolda which is a huge old abandoned railway station in the center of Florence. And Zero visibility agreed to start a co-production and a pre-work for the 2020 premier WHEN MONDAY CAME.
When Maurizia asked me if I could come and do a duet, a trio, or perhaps a workshop for Italian dancers - and then choose a few persons to continue,- I said “Yes”. Because I really love Leopolda. My company have performed there twice in earlier years during the Fabbrica Europa festival. I just wanted to come back and do “something”.
“Can you do something site specific?” “Yes ,I can try…”
And the result is Il lunedi.
I chose 9 Italian dancers who performed together with 2 dancers from zero visibility, and our focus was to try to make an atmosphere of possibilities, searching for a starting point ….by using the group of dancers like a tide, washing the shore again and again, and each speaking their own personal language, from the body and mind – the thinking body.
Choreographer: Ina Christel Johannessen
Performers: Line Tørmoen, Anton Borgström Participants: Giulia Gilera, Elena Zagaroli, Agnese Gabrielli, Gianmaria Girotto
con interventi di: Alessandra Cozzi, Camilla Neri, Livia Bartolucci, Niccolò Giorgini, Pablo Ezequel Rizzo
Costume: Loretta Mugnai
Light: Paolo Pollo Rodighero Sound design: Spartaco Cortesi
Sound technique: Tempo Reale
Produced by: Fondazione Fabbrica Europa, Compagnia Xe
Photo: Monia Pavoni / Marco Caselli