NID New Italian Dance Platform
Reggio Emilia 10-13 October 2019

NID Platform

Les Miserables – Open Studios

Fonderia - Via della Costituzione 39, Reggio Emilia - Friday 11 October and Saturday 12 October, from 9.45 am

Duration: 20 minutes

Choreography by: Carlo Massari

Other credits:

(Cast and preliminary Credits)

Cast: to be defined, Partner/Co-productors/Residences: Co-production: C&C, Triangolo Scaleno Teatro, in collaboration with: Festival Danza in Rete, Lavanderia a Vapore, Prima apertura pubblica del primo studio: Kilowatt Festival 2019, Residences: Lavanderia a vapore (TO), AFI Residenze Habitat (BO), Supercinema Tuscania (VT), Teatro India (RM), Opening second studio in Festival Teatri.


“Qu’est-ce qu’un homme révolté? Un homme qui dit non” A.Camus

This new project arose from close listening for an answer to the following question: “WTF’s going on here around us?” prompted our examination of international current events and the search for links between current forms of protest that are rarely based on the idea of human evolution and revolution and the Illuminist (illuminated) vision of history that posits Culture and Art as the vortex of change. However, as cited in Marxist principles, the ebb and flow of history teaches that a Restoration follows a Revolution, most of the time by the former revolutionaries themselves. Whether we like it or not, the indissoluble man/power ratio port takes us right back to where we started from. The physical effort will center on a reprocessing in contemporary key of the “Baroque Court Dances” and the contrast between their gentility and violently throbbing rhythmic sequences. Thanks to recent collaborations, the physical and audio structures will engage in live dialogue on the contemporary scores (by Luca Danieli) for voice and electronic harpsichord. In accordance with distinctive C&C language, the work’s structural and dramaturgical levels promise to be high.

This work is a part of the Beast without Beauty research project and it has started with a creative residence in Lavanderia a Vapore on March 2019, then in AFI Residenze Habitat (BO) and with an opening of a first studio during Kilowatt Festival. In November 2019, it will be in residence in Supercinema Tuscania (VT) and a second studio will be shown during the Teatro di Vetro festival on December 2019. Residences and debut in 2020 are going to be defined.


Eclectic and multidisciplinary artist, always in research of new languages, Carlo began very young a several training in dance, skating, artistic gymnastics, martial arts, piano, singing and theater. In 2000, he began his professional career in the Teatro dell'Argine. Follow the national collaborations with: Teatro delle Moline, Teatro della Limonaia, OTE, Biennale di Venezia, Centro Nazionale Teatrale, Ramm, Bauci Teatro.
Soon the need to speak through a physical language leads him to the formations at: Theater de l'Ange Fou (UK) and Teatro Due, where he also meets the work of Malù Eridau (Cie.Pina Bausch) and Michela Lucenti (Cie.Balletto Civile).
Different experiences over the years: from the Musical and Opera with Teatro Comunale di Bologna, Lucio Dalla, Compagnia della Rancia, Mauro Montalbetti and Marco Baliani, to the physical theater of Balletto Civile, Abbondanza Bertoni, Petri Dish (B). Since 2011, he is co-founder of the amphibious C&C research and creation company.


C&C Company is the result of collaboration between Carlo Massari and Chiara Taviani, eclectic artists already seen as creators and performers, in many and various international productions of the last decade.
The first outcome of this encounter in 2011: Corpo e Cultura, immediately explain a strong vocation of the Company to the constantly research of a necessary physical language, highly dramatic, closely related to the contemporary social issues.
This Project is immediately followed by the international debuts of: Maria Addolorata, Tristissimo (AnticorpiXL), 012, Peurbleue, Do not Be Afraid, A peso Morto, Beast without Beauty.
The same, over the years, receive prestigious awards: "1°" Hiver Oclytes/Les Hivernales (F), "2°" Hannover International Choreographers Competition (D), "2°" Zawirowania Competition (PL), "Audience award” Konzert Theater Berne (CH),”Finalist" Machol Shalem Dance Competition (I), ”Special Mention” Premio Roma Danza (IT), "2°” Corto in Danza (IT), “1°” Palco Aperto (IT), “1°” and “Audience Prize” CrashTest, “!°” Premio Twain…
At the same time to the theatrical production, come to life performative projects with public participation: ContaminAzioni, Springroll (RomaEuropa ’16), Femminile Plurale. Currently the company is engaged in the development of the extensive Beauty without Beast research that sees inside the alternation of social projects and international co-productions. From 2017 the artistic direction of the company is entrust at Carlo Massari.