Corpo a Corpo

year 2018 duration 50'

CORPO A CORPO – 1° meditazione su Caino e Abele

(Body to Body – 1 meditation on Cain and Abel)

première Scenario Pubblico, Catania 23-25 March 2018

an idea by Nello Calabrò and Roberto Zappalà
choregraphy and direction Roberto Zappalà

music Johannes Brahms, Nick Cave
dancers Gaetano Montecasino, Fernando Roldan Ferrer

with the participation of Giuseppe Recupero and Remus Constantin Ilas

the project Liederduett is a coproduction 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 MIBACT and Regione Siciliana del Turismo, Sport e Spettacolo

Roberto Zappalà’s latest production Liederduett will debut 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).

Body to Body will debut in March 2018 at Scenario Pubblico in Catania and explore the violence that bodies experiment and express from their first breath.
It sets out to consider the theme of violence, of good and evil and humanity’s plight since the story of Cain and Abel.

Body to Body represents the original fight, original evil, first fratricide and first martyrdom; the first consequence of the distancing between God and humanity. This distancing was so tragic and permanent that it created evil.
Roberto Zappalà’s new production with its unique medium of dance and bodily movement tracks the original fight as a warning and admonishment against contemporary conflicts.