pre-testo 1: naufragio

first step progetto odisseo
Pre-testo 1: naufragio [pre-text 1:shipwreck] is the first step from ODISSEO, the new creation of Zappalà, which focuses on the theme of migration and the relation between us Westerners and the migrants, and which will be premièred december 2010 for the Teatro Stabile of Catania. Odisseo will be developed by the choreographer through several laboratorial steps called "pre-testi", with the collaboration of those structures that will be actively involved in the project. The first step "pre-testo 1. naufragio”, (shipwreck) will be presented in the frame of the uva grapes Catania contemporary dance festival in August 2010. Starting from the idea of the shipwreck the choreographer will deal with concepts like journey, hunger/thirst, death/salvation, lack of space, and with references to Ulysses as a shipwrecked and only survivor in the Alcinoo’s island. Treating last but not least the today chronicles , with the continuous migrants’ crossings in the Mediterranean Sea and the consequent and tragic shipwrecks; from the one of Porto Palo (the biggest shipwreck in Mediterranean’s history after the Second World War) to the one of march 2009, with 3 boats with more than 350 migrants sinked off Lebanon. Interesting sugestions will also come from the pictorial work "Le Radeau de la Méduse" by Théodore Gericault and from Hans Blumenberg’s essay “Schiffbruch mit Zuschauer”.
Una coproduzione compagnia zappalà danza – Scenario Pubblico performing arts in collaborazione con Teatro Stabile di Catania, ArtEZ Arnhem (NL), uva grapes Catania contemporary dance festival, AME Associazione Musicale Etnea
coreografia e regia Roberto Zappalà musiche J.S.Bach
drammaturgia Nello Calabrò e Roberto Zappalà
danzatori Adriano Coletta, Antoine Roux-Briffaud
voce Marianna Cappellani
al pianoforte Luca Ballerini
luci, scene e costumi Roberto Zappalà
realizzazione scene e costumi Debora Privitera
responsabile allestimenti Sammy Torrisi