Concept, choreography and scenes
Paola Bianchi, a choreographer and dancer, has been active on the contemporary dance scene since the late 1980s. She has participated in national and international festivals with her performances. Attentive to the theorisation of bodily practices, in 2014 she wrote “Corpo Politico. Distopia del gesto, utopia del movimento” (Editoria&Spettacolo). In 2020, she won the Premio Rete critica 9 e ¾ with ELP, a detailed research project related to an in-depth investigation of the body, the relationships between bodies and the cultural imaginaries of which bodies are repositories. In the same year, Teatro Akropolis produced “La parte maledetta. Viaggio ai confini del teatro. Paola Bianchi”, a film project that presents the choreographer’s artistic journey in the form of an interview.
Valentina Bravetti studied ballet for eight years and in 2002-2003 trained with Cesare Ronconi and Mariangela Gualtieri. In 2004 she founded the company Città di Ebla with Claudio Angelini, taking part in stage productions as a dancer; since 2006 she has been in charge of the artistic co-direction of the Festival Ipercorpo. Since 2014 Valentina has had paraneoplastic neurologic syndrome, which kept her away from the stage until 2021, when her collaboration with choreographer Paola Bianchi began.