year 2019 duration 20'

creation for 2  dancers

choreography Roberto Zappalà

music Johann Sebastian Bach

dancers Maud de la Purification, Roberto Provenzano

costumes and lights Roberto Zappalà / costumes realization Debora Privitera



30 October 2019, Fonderia39/Aterballetto – Centro Nazionale di Produzione della Danza (Reggio Emilia) for the Evening 3 Production Centres


With this short piece, the artistic love act that Roberto Zappalà wants to dedicate to the great composer Johann Sebastian Bach begins. No dramaturgy, no kind of intellectual reasoning, only a close relationship between music and dance. On the other hand, Zappalà has taken the thought of Charles Baudelaire: “Glorifying the cult of the image and aesthetics is my goal even before the meaning”.

The creation represents one of the phases of a journey articulated in three different moments / episodes: x2, x3, which are also the respective numbers of dancers on stage, while, the third episode “Rifare Bach” (Remaking Bach) will be a creation for 5 dancers and will see its debut in autumn 2020. The final project will take inspiration from the different versions that are been implemented and “redone” over time.