October 25, 2022 – 6:30 pm (performance) – 10 am-12 pm (workshop)
FUOCHI SEGRETI (SECRET FIRES)
A contemporary dance performance in celebration of Pasolini100
A production of Compagnia Artemis Danza/Monica Casadei
With the support of the Ministry of Cultural Heritage, ATER Fondazione,
Regione Emilia-Romagna Cultura d’Europa
Presented by the Italian Cultural Institute of San Francisco
When: October 25, 2022
- Interactive Movement Workshop: 10AM-12PM
- Performance: 6:30PM
Where: Brava Theater Center, 2781 24th St, San Francisco
Both events are free of charge and open to the public. Registration required.
Masks and proof of current Covid-19 registration apply.
Pasolini’s artistic explorations would begin from the body—from his own, lean and athletic, and from his hunger for the bodies of others, a theme that permeates his work in all its light and shadows. Through the characters, words and images that populate his oeuvre, the Emilian author gave shape to his thoughts and made them into works of art open to different interpretations.
The language of dance, merging body and soul, is a powerful tool to revive the complexity of his thought and his recurring tropes: the woman-mother, a pillar of his poetic and cinematographic production; the notion of freedom; poetry; the music of Bach, with whom he sought to establish an artistic partnership; and the sanctity of the gesture. All these ingredients populate texts and visions that give life to an homage made of tension and redemption, dreams and utopias—a fresco of humanity and its paradoxes that lives in the past and the present, exciting our senses and opening our eyes to existence.
In Monica Casadei’s choreography there is the sunshine of Roma’s borgate (the suburbs of Rome), where life pulsates, children play, and the young, dressed in colorful clothes, dream and fight for their rights. In Pasolini-Fuochi segreti there is the warmth of that sunshine, the blue of the sky and the warm air of spring.
Venue: Brava Theatre, 2781 24th St, San Francisco