Come le Ali

year 2018 duration 55'

Come le Ali -2° meditazione su Caino e Abele-

(Like the Wings – 2° meditation on Cain and Abel)

Première 19/20 May 2018 Viagrande Studios, Viagrande (CT – Italy)

an idea by Nello Calabrò and Roberto Zappalà
choreography and direction Roberto Zappalà
dancers Adriano Coletta, Filippo Domini
luci e scene Roberto Zappalà
disegno costumi Veronica Cornacchini e Roberto Zappalà
direttore tecnico 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 premièred in the summer of 2018, following more contemplative productions: ‘CORPO A CORPO’ (Body to Body) and ‘COME LE ALI’ (Like wings).

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).

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.