Roberto Casarotto on Day 2 of International Exposure: Works from Curtain Up and Simple Dance by Mor Shani
After the presentation of the Curtain Up program at Suzanne Dellal Hall I asked some international colleagues to share with me three words that they would associate with the performances seen:
Always is Here
M.S.: Verticality, Poetry, Youth
Andrea Costanzo Martini
SCARABEO: Angles and the void
M.B.: Irony, Solidarity, Colors
Merav Dagan and Stav Marin
S.T.: Mermaids, Seduction, Loneliness
One question to Andrea Costanzo Martini at Dallal Cafè:
R.C.: ‘Andrea what is the heart of SCARABEO: Angles and the void?’
A.C.M.: The heart of the duet is in the final part, when we dance an abstract choreographic partiture.
In that very physical choreography language can exist as a system, with no specific meaning, and offer the viewer the opportunity to pursue their own path, leaving space for emotions and memories.
I worked with dancer Avidan Ben-Giat on a first part where we created movements and situations to make us laugh at each other, traveling through several transformations of our relationship.
Often, after a representation, people say to me: you are such a clown!
Laughing is the closest thing to crying, when laughter is genuine I believe there are values in what generates it.
INBAL DANCE COMPANY
Simple Dance by Mor Shani
A dance artist, in the audience, associates these three words to the performance seen at Inbal Theatre
O.Y.: EROTIC, SWEAT, FORM
International Exposure took place at the Suzanne Dellal Center as well as Warehouse 2, Studio Varda and Inbal Dance Theater on December 7-11, 2016.
Since 2006, Roberto has been director of the dance projects for the Centro per la Scena Contemporanea di Bassano del Grappa (CSC) and Operaestate Festival Veneto. Associate director of Aerowaves, he is a member of the board of EDN European Dancehouse Network.
Currently involved in several international projects supported by the EU Creative Europe and Erasmus + Programmes, he develops initiatives aimed at supporting the artistic research, mobility and artists’ development in the field of dance, the engagement of communities and participation of citizens in cultural activities.
He is the initiator of Dance Well – Movement research for Parkinson, a project aimed at introducing and researching the practice of dance for people living with Parkinson’s. Before entering the dance organisations, Roberto was a professional contemporary dancer. He is the author of the book Nigel Charnock published in 2009 by L’Epos, in the Dance forward/Dance for word series.
Since January 2015 he has been appointed Artistic Director of Balletto di Roma.