BALLROOM

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BALLROOM

for young performers

 

Production Act Your Age, project supported by CSC Bassano, Nederlandse Dansdagen (NL), Dance House Lemesos (Cyprus)

Created in collaboration with LIFT, a project of professional training for Young performers promoted by CSC Bassano del Grappa

Dramaturgy Riccardo de Torrebruna

 

“All the ills of mankind, all the tragic misfortunes that fill the history books, all the political blunders, all the failures of the great leaders have arisen merely from a lack of skill at dancing.”  Molière

 

 

IT Ballroom intende riprodurre l’ambiente della Sala da Ballo in spazi altri. Un rettangolo di sedie è la cornice in cui la performance prende vita, con un evidente riferimento al mondo delle balere e al celebre film “Le Bal” di Ettore Scola. La performance prevede il coinvolgimento di alcuni spettatori invitati a prendervi parte: seduti insieme ai performer, formano coppie in cui “ l’altro ” cambia di continuo senza distinzione di sesso. L' atmosfera dei balli di sala si arricchisce di elementi pop e contemporanei, e di richiami al mondo dello speed dating.

 

EN Ballroom recreates the atmosphere of the ballroom in urban and/or theatre settings. The performance comes to life in a rectangle of chairs, with a clear reference to the world of milongas and to the famous movie Le Bal by Ettore Scola. The audience members can take part in it and live the action from the inside, sitting together with the performers and pairing off, where “the other” continuously changes, with no gender distinction. The tradition of ballroom dancing is enriched through contemporary elements and references to the world of speed dating.