An idea by Roberto Zappalà and Nello Calabrò
Choreography Roberto Zappalà
Text Nello Calabrò
Music Claude Debussy ‘Prélude à l’Après-midi d’un faune’ (for piano solo), Giuni Russo/Franco Battiato, The Beatles, Miklós Rózsa
Dancer Filippo Domini
Speech Roberto Zappalà
A production by Scenario Pubblico /Compagnia Zappalà Danza Centro Nazionale di Produzione della Danza
in coproduction with Milanoltre Festival
with the support of MIC Ministero della Cultura and Regione Siciliana Ass.to del Turismo, dello Sport e dello Spettacolo
This moment of research is conceived for alternative spaces and anticipates a larger project that will see its conclusion in 2024 with the staging of a single creative project that will combine the Aprés midi d’un faune with Ravel’s Bolero and Stravinsky’s Sacre du printemps
Just as the story of Mallarmé’s poem passes from sleep to memory, in a “mental place” where reality, dream and desire are confused, in the same way the space where the dance takes place – the inner world of the faun – is another world where exclusion, courtship and eroticism find their own expressive space.
It is a carpet.
Spreading a carpet continues to be a gesture of considerable symbolic and practical importance for many populations.
It is equivalent to bringing heaven to hell;
The carpet separates two worlds, one real and another made up of dreams and desires.
The carpet at the same time separates and unites the dance from what it is not dance.
Just as Debussy’s musical structure, defined by the musician himself as “undulating, rocking, full of curved lines” is like a carpet, with a sinuous line that recalls floral decorations.