Opacity #2 is a relational device that merges different formats (talk/conference, performance, and installation) to examine and share with the audience a discussion on a series of classical and contemporary representations relating to the body and the definition of “otherness”, whose boundaries, according to a modernist formulation, marked the threshold of a disturbing and impenetrable exoticism, but today have been updated in a neurotic search for “transparency” in the definition of identities. Opacity#2 is the result of the recent artistic research by the group Chiasma, based on a critical reinterpretation of one the pivotal plays in the repertoire of the Italian academic dance: Gran Ballo Excelsior.
concept and talk by Salvo Lombardo sound comments Fabrizio Alviti cultural advise Viviana Gravano produced by Chiasma, Roma, with the support of MiBAC – Ministero Beni e Attività Culturali in collaboration with Versiliadanza, Firenze; Spellbound Contemporary Ballet, Roma; ACS Abruzzo; Triangolo Scaleno Teatro
Duration: 75 minutes
Free entry with reservation
Salvo Lombardo is a performer, choreographer, multimedia director, artistic director of the group Chiasma; he worked, among others, with the Théâtre National de Chaillot, Festival Oriente Occidente, Lavanderia a Vapore, Fabbrica Europa, Romaeuropa Festival, Aura International Dance Festival, Attakkalari Dance Festival. Since 2019 he has been co-director of Resurface_festival di sguardi postcoloniali with Viviana Gravano and Giulia Grechi. He is one of the founders of Ostudio, an artistic co-housing space opened in Rome’s district of Torpignattara in 2020. Since 2021 he has been an associate artist of Lavanderia a Vapore and editor/writer for the magazine Routes§Roots_Research on visual culture.