Director & Choreographer: Alessia Gatta
Dancers: Matilde Cortivo, Vanessa Guidolin, Viola Pantano
Duration: 45 min. | N-10
What is the real reason that pushes us to create with body language? Gatta finds the answer in seemingly simple concepts: touch, breaths, community, closeness, adherence to approaches and the relationships that result from them.
Keeping Warm was born from the intimate desire to meet again, to measure ourselves, to merge. The performance stages the profound desire to take care of the dance and the space inhabited by the dance itself through the warmth of the bodies and the souls dwelling in there, in order to achieve an awakening of static limbs and dormant minds. Thus, the authenticity of the shared perceptions and intuitions between the choreographer and the dancers during the creation has given rise to a healthy and accurate dialogue, which was not only verbal but above all bodily.
Characters continue to live in a reality described by atmospheric conditions such as wind, snow, cold that compromise the physiological functions. They persist and investigate new perspectives and visions, reconnecting with and through their bodies.
The Titan Atlas, holding up the entire celestial vault, the Snow Goddess Chione and the ritual of the carnival disguise which, by subverting the codes, chases away evil spirits to welcome spring rebirth.
Ritmi Sotterranei Contemporary Dance Company is an Italian dance company specialized in choreography and performance which is led by Alessia Gatta. Alessia Gatta’s idea to gather up different artists in a collective, whose main objective was the research and the experimentation of various kinds of expressive languages. She is currently the artistic director of the center Matrice N in Alatri (Italy) and the contemporary department of Brancaccio Danza in Rome, she coordinates the dance season of the theatre Spaziodiamante in Rome, and is the artistic director of the International Contemporary Dance Festival "Futuro Festival" in Brancaccio Theatre in Rome.