Qui, Ora – Claudia Catarzi

Qui, Ora – Claudia Catarzi

About The Performance
This solo examines in a straightforward way how the body reacts to the conditions of stage situations created by space, costumes, sounds and the proximity of the audience. All of these aspects decide in the given moment – “the here and now”, “qui, ora” – about the form of gesture and rhythm, about each step and movement of this intimate journey. An empty stage, a dispassionate look, are at the very essence of dance language and stage presence – this is the minimalist task with which the dancers operate. It heads away from internal and external limitations, including gravitational resistance, and finds a psychological dimension in motion, capable of powerful emotional impact.

“Suffering, loneliness, death affect the feverish movements that maybe already touch on a personal narrative and then suddenly stop it. The research follows the footsteps of an interior investigation without trying to hide behind the technological or conceptual artifices…” –Giedre Bagdziunaite

Winner of the prizes: Emergenze! / Fabbrica Europa, Corto in Danza 2013 / Cagliari, MASDANZA / XVIII. Edition of International Contemporary Dance Festival of the Canary Islands, Centro Coreografico de la Gomera / Canary Islands – artistic residency prize, Mercat de Les Flors Barcelona – artistic residencies prize

Work selected for: NID Platform / Piattaforma della Danza Italiana

2014, Aerowaves Spring Forward 2014

Length of piece: 17 minutes

Coreography and dance: Claudia Catarzi
Music: Johnny Cash, Spartaco Cortesi
Light design: Leonardo Bucalossi
Technician: Massimiliano Calvetti
Production: Company Blu
Photography: Jacopo Jenna
About the Artist

Supported by: Inteatro / Polverigi, Fondazione Teatro Metastasio Stabile della Toscana, Centro Artistico il Grattacielo