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Irene Russolillo (IT)

Atelier Casa Ceretti - Verbania

09.06.2022 | h 21
10.06.2022 | h 19
Duration: 40'


Price: €10

dove è più profondo (where is deeper) is a performance made up of the body, sound and images, the result of a creative process in which practitioners of traditional forms of singing and orality from the host territories were invited to share their musical and cultural heritage. Their voices were recorded, thus implementing the repertoire of choirs and spontaneous singers present in archives and rare collections in Apulia, Piedmont and Valle d’Aosta. In ‘Dov’è più profondo’ (where is deeper) overlapping narratives coexist, songs stripped of a unique origin and reflections on identities and traditions freed from the ideal of purity to make room for the imperfection of mixture. There are traces of people present and past, inhabitants of distant places, united by the time of toil and work, sociability and the relationship with nature and history. We belong to a society that almost no longer contemplates the time-space dedicated to rituality, except in forms that are often conditioned by a largely flattened imagination. The choreographic creation therefore recalls the power of song, as a place for a possible sensitive sharing between human beings, to analyze and celebrate simple and important aspects of living together.

Project and performance: Irene Russolillo

Sound creation: Edoardo Sansonne|Kawabate

Assistance and curation: Irene Pipicelli

Lighting design: Valeria Foti

Sound sources: Archivio Sonoro Cantar Storie of Domodossola curated by Luca and Loris Bonavia

Visual sources: Walser Cultura and BREL Archives – Bureau Régional Ethnologie et Linguistique of the Valle d’Aosta Region.

The project is realised by Irene Russolillo with the Cultural Association VAN within the framework of the CROSS Award 2019 of Verbania

With the support in residence of Teatro della Cittadella in Aosta and Teatro M. Spina in Castiglion Fiorentino – Kilowatt

With the collaboration of PARC – Performing Arts Research Center of Florence

With the support of Ministry of Culture and Emilia Romagna Region

Special thanks to Piero Corso

Thanks to: Alma Baruffaldi, Stefania Bonin, Elisabetta Berra, Corrado Cattano, Paola Maestrini, Rudy Mehr, Enrico Montanari, Owie Osaigbokan, Manuela Parodi, Paola Rodolfo, Luisella Ronc, Maria Storto, Valentina Volonté and all the representatives of the Walser community met on Lake Maggiore and in the Valle del Lys

Irene Russolillo is a dancer and choreographer. Among her first experiences as a dancer was with Micha Van Hoecke. She has collaborated with Roberto Castello, Abbondanza|Bertoni and many others. Her first creations are the solos Strascichi, A loan and The Speech (directed by Lisi Estaras). She made This is your skin, and choreographed for Mirrors as part of Italia Culture Africa 2019. She received support from ALDES and Anticorpi XL. Equilibrio Roma Award and Masdanza Award (2014), Prospettiva Danza Award (2015). Selected for Le promesse dell’Arte by the IIC in Paris (2016) Associate artist of the Oriente Occidente Festival (2017/2018). CROSS Award (2019). Her projects have been selected by the Crossing the sea and Crisol creative processes networks. She is part of the cultural association VAN.