Francesco Marilungo, already featured in the past editions of the Festival, is a young dancer and choreographer whose extremely rigorous compositions are based on the creation of atmospheres by using the body as a carrier of iconographic meanings to investigate the archetypes of our culture. In Love Souvenir the audience is plunged in a beautiful and eerie scene: seven taxidermied ravens perched on metal structures similar to scaffolds stare at them. The performance is inspired by the myth of Mary Magdalene, the thousand-faced saint, and aims to question the “gender transition”. Magdalene’s “body”, while mutating with time, turns into a sort of relic, a “souvenir”, and is juxtaposed to taxidermy: the body becoming relic and the body being stuffed offer a way to get in touch with a supernatural world.
of and with Francesco Marilungo assistant director Francesco Napoli light design Gianni Staropoli costume Antonio Marras coproduction Teatro delle Moire/Danae Festival, Gender Bender Festival, Capotrave/Kilowatt Festival with the support of Villa Nappi/Marche Teatro in the project Residenze, Centrale Fies/Ambienti per la produzione di performing arts
with the contribution of Next 2017/2018 Regione Lombardia
duration 75 minutes
Francesco Marilungo, after graduating in Thermo-Mechanical Engineering, attended the Dance-Theatre Atelier at “Scuola d’Arte Drammatica Paolo Grassi” in Milan.
Since 2010 he has been studying with dancers and choreographers such as Lisa Kraus and Elena Demyanenko (Trisha Brown Dance Company), Juliana Neves and Quan Bui Ngoc (Les Ballets C de la B), Cristina Rizzo, Gabriela Carrizo (Peeping Tom), Masaki Iwana, Geraldine Pilgrim, Yasmine Hugonnet, Claudia Dias, Gisele Vienne.
He works with Compagnia Enzo Cosimi and Alessandro Sciarroni. In the last few years he has performed in some of the most important Italian festivals and theatres (Biennale Danza di Venezia, Torinodanza Festival, RomaEuropa Festival, Nid Platform 2014, Fabbrica Europa, Teatro comunale di Ferrara, Teatro Argentina di Roma, Drodesera – Centrale Fies).
Besides his activity as a performer, he has been defining his own authorial identity in search of a personal code linking performing arts, dance and visual arts.