Körper CNP - 1 September 8:30 PM - Auditorium del Conservatorio di Musica, Piazza Ennio Porrino 1

choreography and concept by Luna Cenere

with Michele Scappa and Davide Tagliavini
music Renato Grieco, New Order
lighting design Loris Giancola
technical direction Nicola Mancini
production KÖRPER | Centro Nazionale di Produzione della Danza with the support of AMAT and the Municipality of Pesaro, the Centro di Residenza della Toscana (Armunia – CapoTrave/Kilowatt) Anghiari Dance Hub, LIS LAB/Cross Festival
duration: 40 minutes

SHOES ON, an archive of gestures and movements that evolves from the most ancestral forms to postures familiar to athletics or dance.  Only two pairs of shoes dress the bodies of the performers, and thus become further characters in the scene. An architectural investigation of the body that, going through different registers, reveals the potential and creative sensitivity of nudity in accordance with the object that is acted upon and at the same time acts on the scene and generates the urgency of rootedness, and the need not to take oneself too seriously. Inspired by the Surrealist movement and the images of authors such as Ren Hang, Eveline Bencicova and the photographer Adey, Luna Cenere continues her research on the themes of the body, posture – mainly the subjects’ backs – and gesture. The piece shows landscapes made of bodies that suggest hidden meanings, the movements reveal the symbolic and not only anthropomorphic nature of our being in the body. “In my work”, the artist says in the choreography notes, “I prefer a slow tempo for the construction of the physical architectures and I pay great attention to the details of the gesture. I understand the choreographic score as a path through space during which transformations occur. In this work I feel that I have gone beyond myself, not surprisingly this is the first time I direct without being on stage. I received proposals, directed intentions, allowed the emergence of a grammar in forms new to me”.

Choreography and concept
LUNA CENERE is a dancer and choreographer born in Naples. She is an associate artist of the Centro Coreografico Körper and was selected by the Director of the Biennale Danza, Wayne McGregor, for the call for New Choreographies 2023. In 2020, she won the Danza&Danza Award as Emerging Choreographer with the show “Genealogy_Time Specific”. Her first solo, “Kokoro”, saw her selected as an AEROWAVES TWENTY18 artist and received the Best Choreography Award at Solocoreografico 2017. In September 2019, Luna received the Premio Speciale Positano Léonide Massine as a “Talento Campano”. Her subsequent works include “Twin”, which premiered at the FOG/Triennale Festival in Milan and was selected by the ANTICORPI XL network, and “Natural Gravitation - Tributo a Isadora Duncan”, commissioned and produced by the Festival di Ravello and the Körper Company In 2021, her creation “Zoé” was selected for the NID Platform 2021. Körper CNP|Centro Nazionale di Produzione della Danza works in the production and support for up-and-coming young choreographers and performing artists from the region of Campania, looking to Italy and Europe. The Centre’s work focuses on promoting the value of resident artists who, starting from the local area, have embarked on a personal journey that has taken them beyond Italy. It is a Production Centre that collaborates with different artists with the aim of promoting and accompanying them in their professional development. Luna Cenere, Giovanfrancesco Giannini, Francesco Marilungo, Adriano Bolognino, Gennaro Maione and Roberto Tedesco are some of the artists and performers supported by Körper.