MY TRUE SELF revisited (2011,2017)

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Photos: Gadi Dagon

MY TRUE SELF revisited is a choreography for the 11 performers of the Italian dance company Fattoria Vittadini. The work strives to expose the mechanism of the ancient desire of becoming someone else as a means of liberating one's 'true' self, if such even exists, and explores the evolution of that desire into the creation of a new and effective image-of-self.

Through the employment of images constructed from their respective inner worlds, the dancers mark territories in the public arena and set off to tackle the challenge of their separate existence within the safety of a group. While obsessively clinging to their new physicality, the performers attempt to create in their bodies a new effective quality that would enable them to alter space and reality and thus, eventually, themselves. They do not always succeed. On their journey they encounter others on duos or trios, and the space acquires new densities as small magical moments of private and intimate rituals form and dissolve. Sound and still objects mark, evade, and influence each individual performer's own quest towards a 'true' self — away and within the group and the world.

Choreography: Maya Weinberg

Dramaturgy: Shir Freibach

Set Design: Claire Pasquier

Costume Design: Giada Masi 

Light Design: Karim Abou Dahab

Dancers: Mattia Agatiello, Chiara Ameglio, Cesare Benedetti, Noemi Bresciani, Pieradolfo Ciulli, Maura Di Vietri, Gabriele Marra, Riccardo Olivier, Francesca Penzo, MariaGiulia Serantoni, Vilma Trevisa

Production: Fattoria Vittadini

Support: Fondazione Cariplo

Collaborations: Fondazione Milano, Ariella Vidach - AIEP, Istituto Italiano di Cultura Tel Aviv and GAi-Movin' up

Presentations:

06.07.2010   DID Studio – Milano

20-21-22.01.2011    A-Genre Festival,Tmu-Na Theatre - Tel Aviv

30.03 - 02.04.2011  Teatro Ringhiera – Milano

06.11.2012   Festival Quasi Solo, Auditorium San Barnaba – Brescia

19.04.2017   DID Studio – Milano

12.10.2017   MILANoLTRE Festival,Teatro Elfo-Puccini – Milano

21.04.2018   Festival Segnali Experimenta Urgnago -Bergamo

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