first step from ODISSEO, from the project re-mapping sicily
freely inspired by “shipwreck with Spectator” by Hans Blumenberg
dedicated to Sergio
choreography and direction Roberto Zappalà
dramaturgy Nello Calabrò e Roberto Zappalà
dancers Roberto Provenzano, Fernando Roldan Ferrer
at the piano Luca Ballerini
soprano Marianna Cappellani
set and lights Roberto Zappalà
costumes Debora Privitera
technical coordination Sammy Torrisi
production and tour manager Maria Inguscio
a coproduction by compagnia zappalà danza – Scenario Pubblico performing arts
in collaboration with Teatro Stabile di Catania, ArtEZ Arnhem (NL), uva grapes Catania contemporary dance festival, AME Associazione Musicale Etnea
worldpremière: 31 august 2010 uva grapes Catania contemporary network
Pre-testo 1: naufragio con spettatore [pre-text 1:shipwreck with spectator] is the first step from ODISSEO, the new creation of Zappalà, which focuses on the theme of migration and the relation between us Westerners and the migrants, and which has been premièred January 2011 for the Teatro Stabile of Catania. Odisseo has been developed by the choreographer through several laboratorial steps called "pre-testi", with the collaboration of those structures that will be actively involved in the project. The first step "pre-testo 1. Naufragio con spettatore” has been presented in the frame of the uva grapes Catania contemporary network on the 31st August 2010.
Starting from the idea of the shipwreck the choreographer dealt with concepts like journey, hunger/thirst, death/salvation, lack of space, and with references to Ulysses as a shipwrecked and only survivor in the Alcinoo’s island. Treating last but not least the today chronicles , with the continuous migrants’ crossings in the Mediterranean Sea and the consequent and tragic shipwrecks; from the one of Porto Palo (the biggest shipwreck in Mediterranean’s history after the Second World War) to the one of march 2009, with 3 boats with more than 350 migrants sinked off Lebanon.
Interesting suggestions came also from the pictorial work "Le Radeau de la Méduse" by Théodore Gericault and from Hans Blumenberg’s essay “Schipwreck with Spectator”.