Photo Matteo Carratoni
Saturday 8 October 2016 ore 18:00 - ore 20:00

Dancing performanceStand up/fall down

Guido Reni Hall – admittance € 5,00 – 3 meetings € 10,00 – free for myMAXXI cardholders.
Purchase of a ticket provides for reduced price museum entrance within one week of issue.

A project conceived and curated by Anna Lea Antolini, with the academics Ada D’Adamo, Rossella Battisti, Gaia Clotilde Chernetich and the dancers from the Balletto di Roma Fabio Novembrini, Roberta Racis and Francesco Saverio Cavaliere.

Performance and dance, a project based on the active participation of academics, dancers and the audience

Through a practical-theoretical lesson open to all and based on simple actions that from everyday life achieve the status of dance, the meeting stimulates non-conventional audience participation.

Introducing the audience to the performative idiom through its history and the experience of ordinary action, we re-evaluate the everyday and its gestures within an artistic context and rediscover that performance art belongs to the history of humanity.

Each lesson is animated by an expert in dance, a dancer and by the audience itself and is composed of a practical-theoretical part and one of “physical transmission”, rethinking actions we know well but never stop to think about and discovering in an informal way the key passages in the history of dance and performance.

Stand up/fall down
with Ada D’Adamo and Fabio Novembrini

In the first encounter we start out from the condition that distinguishes the human being from the animal: standing up. This “natural” state is the point of departure for an investigation of the pairing “stand up/fall down”, in a continual dialectic between verticality and horizontality that produces meaning on the symbolic, physical and expressive planes. Suggestions and visions from literature and art, from film and the news stimulate this path to explore together – in both body and observing key moments in the history of dance and performance – the inexhaustible dialogue between everyday gesture and danced gesture.

Coproduced with – Cronaca Memoria dello Spettacolo for R.I.SI.CO. Interactive network for Choreographical Systems in collaboration with MAXXI, with the direct participation of the Balletto di Roma and the contribution of Mibact – Live Performance Department