Il mondo altrove
is a choreographic pièce in the shape of dance ritual, which celebrates the motion
of an unexplored world according to a scenic mindset.
The pièce traces an ideal path between West and Orient and it's freely inspired by South America's indigenous rituals,
Japanese's symbols and traditions of Nō theater, and the composer Giacinto Scelsi's obsessive -
to some extent mystical and eccentric - musical research, focused on a spherical concept of sound.
From the main door - which overlooks the scenic area and hides a elsewhere - four shamanic figures finely adorned
move forward to lead a magical and timeless ceremony. The movement of bodies and the features of their faces -
veiled and reconfigured according to canons extraneous to Western culture - preserve and offer to our gaze
the ritual of a possible different tradition, acted inside a circular bordary which delimits a space still attributable
to the sacred and which collects the result of a harmonious coexistence between natural habitat and human action.
The action takes place at sunset, embraced by the bright colors of gold, cyan and purple, and then it dissolves in
a nocturnal gestural dialogue, as expression of mutual support, perpetual gift, universal and celestial communion.
Faced with this physical language, we are invited to decipher the "hieroglyphs" of this unknown, wild and upside
down civilization; we are guests encouraged to train to overcome the border of the known, discovering ourselves
as foreigners among foreigners. Welcoming a new world and opening up to an unknown system means to come
into contact, without pre-established hierarchies, with the poetry of an opaque language, whether it belongs
to the animal world, the plant world or any alternative culture. Accepting the questioning of something
about oneself and rediscovering own humanity in the reflection of the encounter.
"[…] What goes on stage is a sort of primitive ritual, it is a dance that concerns the magic rituality archetypes
where space and objects turn into sceneries overlooking the untold, the eternal, the mystery of life and creation.
This liminal sense - to quote Victor Turner - passes through the performance of Nicola Galli who translates
his contemporary style into a sort of a mimic score that lives by ethnological and iconographic suggestions
of a primitive and rupestrian art which emerges out of the body posture."
Nicola Arrigoni [ SIPARIO.it ]