That’s all Folks!

a creation by  Damiano Ottavio Bigi/Alessandra Paoletti

with Damiano Ottavio BigiChing-Ying ChienIssue ParkFaith Prendergast

sound design David Blouin lighting design Lucien Laborderie set and costumes in collaboration with Tzela Christopoulou set constructor Marios Karaolis materials in collaboration with the dancers

co-produced by  Festival Equilibrio Roma, FRITZ Company, Compagnia Simona Bucci/Degli Istanti, Fondazione Fabbrica Europa per le arti performative / PARC Performing Arts Research Centre  supported by Pina Bausch Zentrum, 2WORKS/Dimitris Papaioannou, Istituto Italiano di Cultura di Colonia in collaboration with NID Platform, CHATHA Lyon, Centro di Residenza della Toscana (Armunia – CapoTrave / Kilowatt)

Special thanks to Dimitris Papaioannou for his precious and generous support.
Thanks also to Tina Papanikolau, Nikos Dragonas, Bettina Milz, Aicha M’Barek & Hafiz Dhaou, Gerarda Ventura, Alessandra Stanghini.

“We would like to go as far as the very boundaries of the principle of materiality by investigating the energetic and relational dimension of its most microscopic parts, where what is a “part”, a minimal component of a vaster material whole, is connected to the idea of a “whole” governed by the same rules.”

[eng] That’s All Folks! is conceived as an ideal continuation of our previous work, Un Discreto Protagonista, in a path that continues to get dance, science and myth to engage in dialogue. And if Un Discreto Protagonista was based on the origin of the universe, the physical and astronomical processes linked to it and which have been translated into myth, this new creation shifts the attention to the arrival of man in the history of the universe, or rather the relationship between man and the cosmos.

It is a work that, on the one hand sets the objective of investigating the nature of perception and time, questioning the distinction between reality, perception, and representation. On the other hand, it seek a connection with something ancestral, with the rhythm of the environment surrounding us through the study of ancient rituals and cultures that sink their roots into distant past and still emanate echoes of those mythological, astronomical and geometrical visions that permeated them.

[ita] That’s All Folks! nasce come prosecuzione ideale del nostro precedente lavoro, Un Discreto Protagonista, in un percorso che continua a mettere in dialogo danza, scienza e mito. E se Un Discreto Protagonista si basava sull’origine dell’universo, e su quei processi fisici e astronomici ad essa legati e che si sono tradotti in mito, questa nuova creazione sposta l’attenzione sull’arrivo dell’uomo nella storia dell’universo, o meglio sul rapporto tra uomo e cosmo. 

E’ un lavoro che, da una parte si pone l’obiettivo di indagare la natura della percezione del tempo, mettendo in discussione la distinzione tra realtà, percezione e rappresentazione, dall’altra cerca una connessione con qualcosa di ancestrale , con il ritmo dell’ambiente che ci circonda attraverso lo studio di rituali antichi e di culture che affondano le proprie radici in un passato remoto, e che tutt’oggi emanano echi di quelle visioni mitologiche, astronomiche e geometriche di cui erano permeate.