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QUINTETTO
2018/07/22

QUINTETTO

Redatelj, koreograf i izvođač / Direction, choreography and dance: Marco Chenevier

Producent /Producer: ALDES & TIDA 2013 (uz potporu/with the support of: MIBACT, Regione Autonoma Valle d'Aosta)

Uz potporu / with the support of: MIBACT/Direzione Generale Spettacolo dal vivo, Regione Toscana/Sistema Regionale dello Spettacolo

Quintetto won the award for contemporary dance at Sarajevo Winter Festival 2013, the audience award at Mess Festival 2015 and the award for the best performance at Be Festival in Birmingham 2015.

The number “5”, in esotericism, symbolizes universal life, human individuality, will, intelligence, inspiration and genius. It also symbolizes the vertical evolution, the progressive ascending movement. According to esotericism, the number “5” represents man as the median point between earth and sky and indicates that the ascension towards a superior condition is possible. It contains the synthesis of the five senses, the number of fingers of a hand, it is the basis of decimal mathematics, it is the pentacle number, and the number of the five-pointed star. It is the number of human kind, a number to which men have attributed transcendental meanings since the beginning of time. But today there's the crisis... Chenevier’s “quintet” is rather unusual: because of huge cuts in culture, the poor performer has found himself alone on the stage. His colleagues and technicians have disappeared, and the most logical and most cost-effective solution is to ask the volunteers in the audience to take their places.

“[…] Marco Chenevier's explosive energy throughout Quintetto was a sight to behold. […] Chenevier demonstrated his razor-sharp wit with uproarious, improvised one-liners in response to every mistake. […] But when the comedic side of his performance subsided, we were at last able to see a gorgeous display of dance, performed with majesty and purpose. Chenevier’s talent for comedy and choreography were undeniable, and was a glorious end to an evening full of exceptional artistry.”

Amy Young, Theatre Bubble

“[…] The final piece is a definite highlight. [...] chaotic, hilarious and at times even touching – there’s something unavoidably affecting about a room full of strangers coming together in this way (however daft).[...]When the prevailing mood within popular entertainment is audience passivity, work like this feels innately political: showing two fingers to established conventions and demanding on reinstating the direct relationship between performer and spectator that makes the performing arts so unique.”

Luke Davies, Plays to See

Marco Chenevier (1983) is choreographer, dancer, director and actor. He dances for various companies in Italy and France (Romeo Castellucci - Cindy Van Acker - Cie CFB451 / CCN of Roubaix – Carolyn Carlson, Cie Lolita Espin Anadon...). In 2005 he founded the company TiDA, his main instrument of production and experimentation for the last twelve years. In 2016 Marco met dancer and choreographer Roberto Castello, and realizing the extent of intellectual affinities they share, the two artists decided to merge their two companies, TiDA and ALDES in 2018. Marco Chenevier is author of 15 productions which have been presented at festivals in Italy and abroad. At the moment, he is the artistic director of Festival T*Danse in Aosta.

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