Idea, choreography and direction: Salvo Lombardo
Optimization: Lucia Cammalleri and Daria Greco (Chiasma)
Performers: Lucia Cammalleri, Mei Chen, Daria Greco, Evgenii Kalachev, Oksana Griaznova, Abel Hernandez
Sound design: Fabrizio Alviti
Lights: Luca Giovagnoli
Costumes: Kristina Sviderskaite
Production: Fabbrica Europa Festival (Florence), AURA Dance Theatre (Kaunas)
In collaboration with: Anghiari Dance Hub, Kilowatt Festival, Le Murate / Progetti Arte Contemporanea, Lithuanian Culture Institute, Consolato Onorario della Repubblica di Lituania
Production coordination: Giedre Bagdziunaite
Duration: 40 min.
Twister is a co-production of AURA Dance Theatre and Fabbrica Europa Festival. This work is built around the Twister game that in a completely cross-generational and cross-cultural way has developed an excuse for many generations to revisit the concept of physicality and proxemics through a game.
The performance questions the concept of physicality and of a body as a relation territory and uses the choreographic language as a glue of social experience that leads to the formation of a temporary community where bodies are an extension of human relationships, social dynamics, cultural products and life experience of each performer.
Salvo Lombardo, starting with a series of Twister games between two groups, intends to put up a choreography, based on connections and micro-narrations deductible from that experience, favoring a share of performer’s personal memories, both motor and biographical, which re-enactment lies in improvisation and repetition.
AURA DANCE THEATRE
The theatre, which promotes the expression of contemporary dance in Lithuania. Dance studio Aura, which was established on Birutė Letukaitė initiative in 1980, was registered as Kaunas City Theatre in 1995 and is directed by the prominent chorographer up till present. During the years of its existence, the theatre created and shaped the face of Lithuanian contemporary dance and trained a great number of professional dancers who are well-known worldwide.
AURA is constantly working on various international projects, cooperates with foreign and Lithuanian choreographers and artists of various fields.
Italian performer, choreographer and director who moves between theatre, dance and visual art. His works were staged in the main Festivals and Theatres in Italy. In 2015-2016 he was resident choreographer at Anghiari Dance Hub where he worked at the project Casual Bystanders. In 2017 he is associated artist to the Festival Oriente Occidente and to Fabbrica Europa Festival and guest choreographer at Aura Dance Theatre of Kaunas (LT). At the moment, he is creating the performance “Present Continuous” and the interactive installation titled Reappearances conceived for the MART Museum of Contemporary Art of Rovereto, involving the participation of the local community.