INSTRUMENT JAM

year 2017 duration 70'

choreography and direction Roberto Zappalà
original music (live) Puccio Castrogiovanni
dancers Adriano Coletta, Alain El Sakhawi, Gaetano Montecasino, Roberto Provenzano,
Antoine Roux-Briffaud, Fernando Roldan Ferrer, Salvatore Romania
at the jew’s harp Puccio Castrogiovanni
drums Arnaldo Vacca
hang  Salvo Farruggio

text by Nello Calabrò
lights, set and costumes Roberto Zappalà

a coproduction by Scenario Pubblico/ Compagnia Zappalà Danza – Centro di Produzione della Danza and Orizzonti Festival. Fondazione

Compagnia Zappalà Danza is supported by
Ministero per i Beni e le Attività Culturali and Regione Siciliana Ass.to del Turismo, Sport e Spettacolo

Instrument Jam is the performance which assembles all the musical instruments used by Roberto Zappalà for his project Instruments. The project has been developed within several years in three steps, each dedicated to a different instrument: the jew’s harp (Instrument 1 ),the hang (Instrument 2 la sofferenza del corpo), the drums by Alfio Antico (Instrument 3: cage sculpture). Roberto Zappalà had this desire since the beginning of the project and it will be realized while the company is going to reach the number of 100 performances of Instrument 1, the production which toured the most in the world, celebrating 10 years from its creation.

And it’s on the choreographic construction of Instrument 1 that this new work Instrument Jam will be developed. In this case the virtuoso Puccio Castrogiovanni and his jew’s harps will collaborate with another extraordinary musician, Arnaldo Vacca, playing his drums and hang. The Instrument 1 score will be articulated on more voices discovering original rhythms and sounds.

On stage, together with the musicians, the seven dancers of the company, all men, performing with strength and arrogance a Sicily without boundaries, where tradition and modern meet, cross, blend.

With Instrument I Roberto Zappalà started the project re – mapping sicily, with the aim to reinterpret Sicily with his choreographic language.