Il Carnevale degli Animali / ILENIA ROMANO

year 2016 duration 50'

Ilenia Romano/Ivano La Rosa

Il Carnevale degli animali (The Carnival of the Animals)

(dancing parade of vices and virtues)

Performance for kids aged 4 – 99


Choreography and direction:Ilenia Romano

Text and dramaturgy: Ivano La Rosa

Performers: Ilenia Romano e Ivano La Rosa

Music:  Charles Camille Saint-Saëns

a production by Ilenia Romano and Scenario Pubblico/CZD Centro di Produzione della Danza


‘Il Carnevale degli animali’ (the Carnival of the Animals) arises as a project addressed to kids from 0 to 100 years old (and more) aiming to bring them close to contemporary dance, theatre and classical music. Thanks to a fairy language, vices and virtues of men are explored through morals and “anti-morals”: features and contradictions of the human nature are metaphorically connected to the animals of the suite. With analogies concerning timbre and rythm, the body language aims to recall images and suggestions that music and tale are impregnated of. Immersed in dense and suspended moods, bouncing among different chromatic shades of human feelings, the spectator will be lead to an emotional-reflective trip in the border line between real dimension and imagination.