year 2019 duration 25'

creation for 3 dancers

choreography: Roberto Zappalà

music: Johann Sebastian Bach

dancers: Filippo Domini, Delphina Parenti, Erik Zarcone

costumes and lights: Roberto Zappalà | costumes realization: Debora Privitera

production by Scenario Pubblico Compagnia Zappalà Danza Centro Nazionale di Produzione della Danza | con il sostegno di MIBAC e Regione Siciliana Ass.to del Turismo dello Sport e dello Spettacolo


With these short creations the artistic act of love 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, x5, which are also the respective numbers of dancers on stage, while, the final episode will be a creation for the entire Company and will see its debut in autumn 2020. The music that will be used for the ‘episode x3 are excerpts from the version performed by Ramin Bahrami, great classical pianist, and Danilo Rea, equally talented jazz pianist, on the record Bach is in the air. The final project, instead, will take inspiration from the different versions that have been realized and “redone” over time.