VENUS
year: 2015

production: stereopsis / TIR Danza
concept, direction and choreography: Nicola Galli
dance: Alessandra Fabbri, Nicola Galli
props: Andrea Mosca
costumes: Elena Massari
music: John Cage, Steve Reich, Edgard Varèse
in collaboration with: L’arboreto - Teatro Dimora, Rete Anticorpi XL
artistic residences: Teatro Astoria / TIR Danza, Teatro Comunale Vicenza, Teatro Julio Cortazar
length: 30 minutes

selected work Anticorpi eXpLo 2015 - Network XL


VENUS is the second episode of Nicola Galli's choreographic research focused on the solar system.

The astronomical and iconographic imaginary of VENUS evokes the approach of man to the forbidding planet Venus, characterized by a volcanic and acid atmosphere.
Two human figures land on it and introduce a sequence of gestures through the execution – distant as well as meticulous – of some gymnastic and ballet-tradition exercises, drawing vectors and lines.
Their presence upsets Venus' atmosphere: the movement of the two strangers is scanned by elements that, falling on the ground, suspend the action and call to order.
The two figures proceed weaving a sinuous and curvy drawing to achieve a possible quiet. A discharge of water breaks up the illusory harmony, destroying their curiosity and triggering a last wild attempt of defense.
Once defeated, they contemplate Earth, majestic and central in the celestial panorama, covertly craving to come home.

Nicola Galli

Nicola Galli

Nicola Galli

Nicola Galli