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Noli me tangere by Gabriella Riccio - ph Alessandra Finelli

photo Alessandra Finelli

Evocative and powerful, a sophisticated minimal performance for incarnate sound and sounding bodies. A physical score generated through the use of a sensitive sound environment applied to the peroformance. Messages from philosophy, poetry, literature intersect around body, intimacy, touch, in a tension between eros and thanathos, human and divine. The performance reads and dances Jean-Luc Nancy, Nietzsche, Nijinski and others. A nude scene, a number of microphones in a circle on piles of books, two bodies interact in a dramaturgy built through signs and actions on scene, multiplying the layers of meanings, merging conceptual and dramatic.

we start from a gap / separating time / unbridgeable space between human beings / time-space discrepancy / distance between the phases of being / lapse / void / interruption / tending to / suggesting a  / continuum / noli me tangere / do not touch me / do not hold me back / transfigured Christ pronounces to Mary Magdalene / impatience / urgency / tearing sometimes / as in the creative act / the performative act / do not hold me back from what I have to accomplish now / because it is ethical for art to be / perhaps even scandalous urgency of this ethics / of discovering / of showing / showing oneself exposed / going towards / an unavoidable action / yet also a taboo / of the contact / of allowing to be penetrate / of allowing to break in / and contaminate our sphere as individuals / attempt not to change status / renounce the ego / to go beyond / as the renunciation of corruption is sterile / non-fertile act / the warning becomes therefore lacerating / reminder to follow a path of transfiguration / towards a contact with / the impalpable knowledge of oneself / one’s duty to accomplish oneself  [Gabriella Riccio]

concept & creation Gabriella Riccio
dramaturgy Gabriella Riccio through Jean-Luc Nancy
with Gabriella Riccio, Alessandro Pintus
sound environment Gabriella Riccio, Massimo Scamarcio
literary environment Gabriella Riccio frammenti da  C.G.Jung, Nietzsche, Nijinsky, e altri…
stage photos Alessandra Finelli
produzione caosmos | cia gabriellariccio
with the support of  Region of Campania 2009
choreographic residency 2015/16 L’Asilo –
genre danza contemporanea e di ricerca
running time 45’

selected for Transitidanza 2 interregional project by Italian Ministry if Culture and the Italian National Theatre Institute MiBAC/ETI; Deus Ex Machina 0.1 new technologies applied to the performance curated by Mauro Petruzziello at Kollatino Underground, Rome and programmed by DOCK11, Berlin – La ripresa di un lavoro come Noli me tangere per sua natura non può che essere una ricreazione. Restano intatti l’idea e l’impianto drammaturgico. Ma la nuova formazione ha imposto una riflessione sulla scrittura coreografica ed una radicale riscrittura sonora grazie alla disponibilità de L’Asilo che ha accolto il lavoro in residenza coreografica.

Napoli, L’Asilo, prove aperte per gli operatori 30 >31 gennaio 2016
Napoli, L’Asilo,  anteprima a Sovrapposizioni//Overlap_la danza trova asilo,  6 novembre 2015
Bergamo, Auditorium Città di Albino, 11 settembre 2009 
Berlino, Dock11, 30 giugno > 2 agosto 2009
Roma, Kollatino Underground, Deus Ex Machina 0.1, 28 maggio 2009
Napoli, TIN Teatro Instabile, 2 > 5 aprile 2009
Napoli,  Nuovo Teatro Nuovo, Transitidanza 2, 14 dicembre 2008