Chiasma - 30 August 5:45 PM - Teatro Doglio - via Logudoro, 32

concept and choreography Fabritia D’Intino

performance Cesare Benedetti, Emanuele Rosa, Fabritia D’Intino
original music Federico Scettri
production Chiasma
co-production Teatri di Vetro and Officine TSU – Teatro Stabile dell’Umbria
support Periferie Artistiche – Centro di Residenza Multidisciplinare Regione Lazio/Vera Stasi, CURA – Centro Umbro Residenze Artistiche/Indisciplinarte/La Mama Umbria International, Ostudio – Rome, Nao Crea/Ariella Vidach Aiep, ResidanceXL – Network
duration: 15 minutes

In past times, the Can-can dance was considered a revolutionary and erotic dance, and was therefore banned. Subsequently, it was not only tolerated but became even demanded on the big stages, turning from a subversive ritual to an object of mass consumption. In this work, the various historical aspects of the Can-can dance are included and represented in a possible reading of our times, blurring the codes of the dance and shifting the gaze to a broader spectrum of meanings. Starting from the revolutionary and joyful imagery of the Cancan, this work attempts to alter its landscape by proposing energetic and figurative variations. By downplaying the playful and joyful aspects of this dance, the intent is to offer a glimpse into the relationship between entertainment, eroticism, and virtuosity. Through a hypo-performative dance, the bodies traverse and challenge the contradictions and disorientation of being hyper-exposed to voyeuristic consumption. CANCAN thus attempts to reconstruct the journey of a dark, spent and perhaps failed emancipatory attempt.

Choreography and concept
FABRITIA D’INTINO (Foligno, 1986) is a dancer and choreographer. She graduated from the Triennio Contemporaneo at L’Accademia Nazionale di Danza (Rome), received a Bachelor’s degree in Dance from ArtEZ (Arnhem, Netherlands) and a Master’s degree in Performing Arts MAP_PA (Azienda Speciale Palaexpo and Accademia di Belle Arti, Rome). From 2013 to 2019 she coordinated the Barcelona International Dance Exchange - BIDE platform in Spain, curating activities in Europe and America. Her choreographic works, often in collaboration with other artists, have been awarded and presented in various national and international contexts including Théâtre De La Ville, Sadler’s Wells, Festival Le Grand Bain, Dance City UK, Festival OFF d’Avignon, Sismograf Olot, Mons arts de la scène, Teatri di Vetro, Lavanderia a Vapore, Festival Ammutinamenti, Danza Urbana, Centro Pecci, Find Danza, Quasi Solo and Festival Interplay. In addition to creating performances for the stage, she develops her artistic discourse in urban and site-specific contexts and through research formats and participatory projects. As a dancer, she has collaborated with various choreographers and visual artists. Since 2018, she has been part of the Cats&snails company (Lille, France) and Chiasma (Rome) as a dancer and choreographer.