According to Emmanuel Levinas, the essence lies in the mere encounter between a man and the Other: the epiphany of the Other’s face tells me the world is mine as long as I can share it with the Other. This impossibility to elude the Other, which the Lithuanian philosopher calls “asymmetry”, is the inspiration of the latest work by Francesca Foscarini, on stage with Andrea Costanzo Martini. Vocazione all’asimmetria is a careful revelation, alternating solos to duets, moments of self-exposure and moments of reciprocity, to find out what divides us and look for what unites us. The two dancers offer the audience a shared vision of identities and roles continuously transforming and revealing themselves in the present time.
during the same night:
7:00 pm ONE ONE ONE Ioannis Mandafounis [CH] – Fabbrica del Vapore
9:30 pm WHAT HAPPENED IN TORINO Andrea Costanzo Martini [IT] – DiDstudio
project by Francesca Foscarini created and performed by Francesca Foscarini and Andrea Costanzo Martini light design and technical assistant Luca Serafini original music Andrea Cera research facilitator Chiara Bortoli
produced by VAN, co-produced by 3 Bis F Lieu d’Arts Contemporains Aix En Provance (FR), CSC di Bassano del Grappa (IT), Fondazione Fabbrica Europa per le arti contemporanee (IT), La Briqueterie (FR), Les Brigittines (BE), MASDANZA & Sala Insular de Teatro-Cabildo de Gran Canaria (ES), Uovo and Next Laboratorio per la produzione e la distribuzione dello spettacolo dal vivo lombardo – Edizione 2015 (IT), Tanzhaus Zürich (CH), TripSpace Projects London (UK), with the support of Istituto Italiano di Cultura di Madrid e di Londra, Yasmeen Godder Studio Jaffa Tel-Aviv (IL), MiBACT
duration: 35 minutes
Francesca Foscarini is an Italian dancer choreographer and teacher. Her personal career has been marked by the encounter with important masters of the international dance scene, (Yasmeen Godder, Sara Wiktorowicz, Iris Erez, Emio Greco, Roberto Castello) with whom she had the opportunity to research the different languages of contemporary dance and improvisation. Her research and poetic focus on the relation between physicality and states of mind and she is particularly interested in exploring the presence of the performer on stage in relation with the audience. Her works include Kalsh (2009), Cantando sulle ossa (Best solo Masdanza 2012, Presented in Avignon Off 2014), Grandmother (Equilibrio Award Roma 2013 Performer), Gut Gift (by Yasmeen Godder, 2014). She was awarded with the Positano Prize as Dancer of the Year on the Contemporary Scene in 2015. Her recent creations are Vocazione all’Asimmetria (Aerowaves 2017) and Good Lack (2016). She has been working as a performer for Alessandro Sciarroni in Folk-s since 2012 and she is currently collaborating as a dancer with Yasmeen Godder in the remaking of Two Playful Pink.