Fabrizio Favale/Le Supplici - 30 August 4:00 PM - Teatro Massimo via E. De Magistris, 12

choreography and direction Fabrizio Favale/Le Supplici

set, costume, scene and art work First Rose
music Alva Noto, Xerrox vol. 1 / Max Richter, Vivaldi – The Four Seasons
production KLm – Kinkaleri / Le supplici / mk
with the contribution of MIBAC, Emilia-Romagna Region, Municipality of Bologna
with the support of h(abita)t – Rete di Spazi per la Danza / Sementerie Artistiche, Crevalcore
duration: 15 minutes

Moving away from pure performative dance, this work presents a series of dance sequences as if they were exercises or training in which the dancer, starting with some techniques and methods of American Modern and Postmodern dance from which he himself comes, articulates them and projects them into the future in free and experimental possibilities of development. Fabrizio Favale (aged 53) returns to dance a choreographic work in the form of a solo, which focuses on techniques (not on the choreographies) devised and fine-tuned in particular by Merce Cunningham and José Limón and on some of the dance methods of Trisha Brown (who has never codified a specific technique). Danze Americane aims to collect and explore the legacies of those practices, in an investigation and rediscovery of dynamic, qualitative, compositional, and postural contents. Constructing and deconstructing sequences, architectures and articulation complexities of body movements, the dancer, through “live” experimentation, seeks from time to time the nodes that allow for possible evolutions, suggestions and drifts. The work presents a total of 7 sequences, 2 of which were developed from Trisha Brown’s methods, 4 from the Cunningham technique, and 1 from the Limón technique.

Fabrizio Favale / Le Supplici Full Scholarship at the American Dance Festival in 1990 and Ater Choreographers Scholarship in Reggio Emilia in 1991. At the age of 19, he received the “Nati per la danza” (Born for dance) award, and at age 26 he was named “best Italian dancer of the year 1996” by the G. Tani Award. He has danced extensively for the Ballet of Naples/Rome and the Virgilio Sieni Company. In 2011 he received the “Medal of the President of the Republic for Italian choreographic talent”. Fabrizio Favale has created more than 30 choreographies since 1999 and has been invited to take part in numerous leading international festivals and theatres, such as Théâtre National de la Danse Chaillot Paris, Biennale de la Danse de Lyon, the Venice Biennale, Varna International Festival and many others. He has received prestigious awards for choreography in Spain, Germany, Italy and Serbia. The choreographic landscapes he creates in his works seem to refer every time to distant and unknown worlds, in which dance appears as a horizon free from interpretation and classification. His outdoor project Le Stagioni Invisibili - Ciclo Coreografico Infinito, received the “PerChiCrea 2019” Production Award from Siae (the Italian Society of Authors and Publishers) and Mibac (the Italian Ministry of Culture) and was shortlisted as one of the 8 best European outdoor projects for 2021 by the Big Pulse Dance Alliance in the Open Air Commissions programme. For the three-year period 2022-24 he is an Italian Associate Artist of MILANoLTRE.