27th and 28th October 8:30pm

Teatro Out Off

Jacopo Jenna

Danse Macabre

duration: 55 minutes
admission: 15/12€
reduced dance card ticket 7,50€ – limited seats

In some moments of the show there are video images and high frequency strobe/intermittent lights.

Saturday 28th October
The show will be followed by a meeting with the artist held by Alessandro Pontremoli, Professor of Performing Arts at the Università degli Studi di Torino.  

Jacopo Jenna is an artist that Danae has been following for years. His research focuses on the perception of dance and on choreography as an extended practice. Choreographer, performer and film-maker, after his degree in Sociology he worked with various artist, among which Jacopo Miliani, Caterina Barbieri, Roberto Fassone, Ramona Caia, Bassam Abou Diab.
The Macabre Dance is a late-medieval tradition merging visual arts, architecture, poetry, and other codes. It is one of the most developed iconographic themes in the history of Western arts, also due to the spreading of the Black Death, the plague that killed millions of people but also urged humankind to ponder over its relationship with the earthly world. The dead people’s dance stems from the shared belief that any supermundane and otherworldly motions are dance. Stars, gods, spirits, and nature, all of them dance. Danse Macabre!, made in artistic collaboration with the video-maker Roberto Fassone, relies on a visual score to stimulate both the performers’ physical memory and the viewers’ free associations by including a third element on stage, a film that records some parts of the choreography from different angles and projects them in synchrony with the live dancers. It is an austere invitation to dance towards the unknown, to tie and affirm relationships with the current world, in a research based on a visionary combination of dancing bodies, film, electronic music, and light. 


27th OCTOBER 8:30PM
28th OCTOBER 8:30PM


concept, choreography, video, direction Jacopo Jenna 
dance and collaboration Ramona Caia, Sara Sguotti, Andrea Dionisi, Francesco Ferrari 
artistic collaboration Roberto Fassone 
sound Alberto Ricca – Bienoise 
lights and technical direction Mattia Bagnoli 
costumes Eva di Franco 
video shooting Matteo Maffesanti 
administration Luisa Zuffo 
management Valeria Cosi – TINA Agency 
produced by Klm – Kinkaleri 
co-produced by Tanzhaus nrw Düsseldorf  

project winner of the Premio CollaborAction #6 CollaborAction XL | azione Network Anticorpi XL supporto per la danza d’autore 
project made with the contribution of EFFEA – European Festivals Fund for Emerging Artists, co-funded by the European Union 
project Étape Danse supported by Mosaico Danza/Festival Interplay with Fondazione Piemonte dal Vivo and Festival Torino Danza, Bureau du Théâtre et de la Danse à Berlin, Fabrik Potsdam, La Maison centre de développement chorégraphique national Uzès Gard Occitanie, Théâtre de Nîmes. 

Istituto Italiano di Cultura di Colonia | MiC-Direzione generale arti performative

MAD – Murate Art District, Centrale Fies, IntercettAzioni-Centro di Residenza Artistica della Lombardia, ResiDance XL – luoghi e progetti di residenza per creazioni coreografiche azione della Rete Anticorpi XL – Network Giovane Danza D’autore coordinata da L’arboreto – Teatro Dimora di Mondaino, Santarcangelo dei Teatri, Fuorimargine – Centro di produzione di danza e arti performative della Sardegna  


Jacopo Jenna is a choreographer, performer and filmmaker creating stage works, video pieces, and installations. His works reframe the body in relationship with movement, through dance, choreography and videos, working across disciplines and generating a variety of performative contexts. Audiovisual arts and movement are in dialogue, creating a performative act.
As a graduate of Sociology in Italy, he also studied dance in Codarts (Rotterdam Dance Academy). He creates training and educational programmes for various age groups experimenting with new ways of relating to performance art.
In Europe he has worked with dance companies, choreographic research projects and various artists like Jacopo Miliani, Caterina Barbieri, Roberto Fassone, Ramona Caia, Bassam Abou Diab, Alberto Ricca Bienoise.
His projects are produced and supported by spazioK/Kinkaleri. His work partecipated to festivals and venues including Centrale Fies (Dro), La Democrazia del Corpo Cango (Florence), MART Museum (Rovereto), Contemporanea Festival (Prato), Pépinières européennes pour jeans artistes / Young Video Creation, Palazzo Strozzi (Florence), Pecci Center for Contemporary Art (Prato), Fabbrica Europa (Florence), Short Theatre (Rome), Danae Festival (Milan), Dansem (Marseille), Bipod Festival (Beirut), Palazzo Grassi Punta della Dogana (Venice), Chantiers d’Europe – Théâtre de la Ville (Paris), Do Disturb – Palais de Tokyo (Paris), Mudam Contemporary Art Museum of Luxembourg, Aerowaves Twenty22.