La Follia - Gabriella Riccio ph Alessandra Finelliphoto Alessandra Finelli

“There is only madness as the last instant of the œuvre – for the œuvre indefinitely repels madness to its outer limits. Where there is an œuvre, there is no madness: and yet madness is contemporaneous with the œuvre, as it is the harbinger of the time of its truth. The instant in which, together, madness and an œuvre come into being and reach fulfilment is the beginning of the time when the world first finds itself summoned by the œuvre, and is responsible for all that it is in the face of it.” [Michel Foucault]

  1. Adagio | 2. Allegro | 3. Adagio | 4. Vivace | 5. Allegro | 6. Andante | 7. Adagio | 8. Allegro | 9. Adagio

Hybrid project. Two personalities Gabriella Riccio choreographer and Achille Succi musician defy conventions to explore new territories of contemporaneity in the historic dialogue between music and dance. A melee between sound and movement freely based on “La follia” a musical theme among the oldest of European music dating back to the sixteenth century that developed in improvisations and variations. Body and movement that become sound matter. Sound and music that become body and take possession of the space. The breath becomes creative matter and expands from the instrument and from the body into the sound and the visual material. Listening and silence are gestation for sound and movement. Here the music is not accompanying the dance, so dancing is not interpretation of the music, even these are either looking for a dialogue between music and dance. A new tension and exploration of its possible relationship is underlying the performance. Opposites attract. The impalpable matter of sound and the physical matter of the body in space in a continuum of juxtapositions dark-light, sound-silence, movement-stillness, anticipation, echo, resonance. A subtle play of references and challenges that goes from balance to imbalance, from domination to submission, from understanding to misunderstanding as the fertile territory of representation.

concept choreography and dance Gabriella Riccio
live music Achille Succi
costumes Annapaola Brancia d’Apricena
light design Gianni Porcaro
production caosmos | cie gabriellariccio
choreographic residency 2015/16 L’Asilo – 
genre: danza contemporanea e di ricerca
running time 45’

Napoli, Teatro Piccolo Bellini, 8 aprile 2016 – absolute première