Caino e Abele #2
Cain and Abel #2 (like the wings)
6th step of the Transiti Humanitatis project
an idea by Nello Calabrò and Roberto Zappalà
choreography and direction Roberto Zappalà
dancers Adriano Coletta, Filippo Domini
lights and set Roberto Zappalà
costumes Veronica Cornacchini e Roberto Zappalà
technical direction Sammy Torrisi
The project Liederduett is a co-production by Scenario Pubblico/Compagnia Zappalà Danza -Centro di Produzione della Danza and Bolzano Danza/ Tanz Bozen
in collaboration with KORZO (Den Haag, NL) and MilanOltre Festival
with the support of Ministero dei Beni e delle Attività Culturali e del Turismo and Regione Siciliana Ass.to del Turismo, Sport e Spettacolo
Roberto Zappalà’s creation Liederduett has been prepared by two productions: ‘CORPO A CORPO’ (Body to Body) and ‘COME LE ALI’ (Like wings).
Like the Wings explores through the story of Cain and Abel a world that is known to us all and yet illusory.
An utopic exploration of coexistence at its best, linked to human harmony, connection, intimacy that should bind all animal and vegetable organisms, in perfect symbiosis.
Symbiosis embodies connection and unity over strife, fratricide and violence, it shows equity and community. And what greater, more immediate way to show this than by using dance, the great metaphor of harmony, simultaneity and synchronicity? The symbiosis of two moving bodies that almost seem to blend into a new biological entity. The wings referred to in the title evoke birds, angels, bodily and imaginary functions that represent a metaphor of unison and symbiosis. They also evoke loyalty, a moral symbiosis in human interactions. Like wings aims to explore the possibility of a utopia from the nothingness of the original murder.
It represents another addition to the series entitled Transiti Humanitatis (Human Passageways) with references that hark back to, and reinforce, the possibility of a new dawn, a theme also explored in Oratorio per Eva (Oratory for Eva).
Première 19/20 May 2018 Viagrande Studios, Viagrande (CT – Italy)