Some Choreographies

  • Dance & performance
  • Part of Aerowaves Twenty22

40 min.


Some Choreographies stages a dialogue between the dancer Ramona Caia and a precious video collection of different styles of dance, edited and reworked.

The choreography unfolds in a mimetic process of a multitude of fragments put together in a fast sequence and dug up from the history of dance and performance as told by the cinema and the Internet, in a search for a sensitive kinetic matter. The dancer embodies, transforms, connects and gives shape to the body portrayed in those images, analyses its dynamics, its freedom and linguistic immediacy from a neutral perspective, uproots it from imagination in the performance of a precise choreography. The editing creates a metachoreography generating a visual frictions in the audience between the live performance and the video which simultaneously exposes the filmed references. In the second part, an original video by the artist Roberto Fassone shows a sequence of visual choreographies, a symbolic landscape with no human traces and yet looking for a relationship with the body on stage, and pondering on the intangible matter that dance is made of.

Concept, direction and videochoreography: Jacopo Jenna (IT)
Collaboration and dance: Ramona Caia
Collaboration and video: Roberto Fassone
Original sound: Francesco Casciaro
Light design: Mattia Bagnoli
Costumes: Eva di Franco
Organization: Luisa Zuffo

Jacopo Jenna
is a choreographer, performer and filmmaker creating stage works, video pieces, and installations. The works are oriented towards research concerning the perception of dance or choreography as an extended practice generating a variety of performative context to reframe the body in relationship with movements. He deals with training and educational programs for various age groups experimenting with new ways of relating to performance art. In Europe he has worked with dance companies, choreographic research projects and various artists like Jacopo Miliani, Caterina Barbieri, Roberto Fassone, Ramona Caia, Bassam Abou Diab. His projects are produced and supported by spazioK/Kinkaleri. His work participated to festivals and venues including Centrale Fies Dro, Virgilio Sieni, MART Museum Rovereto, Contemporanea Festival Prato, Pépinières européennes pour jeans artistes / Young Video Creation, Palazzo Strozzi Firenze, Pecci Center for Contemporary Art Prato, Fabbrica Europa Firenze, CROSS International performance award, Short Theatre Rome, Danae Festival Milan, Dansem Marseille, Bipod Festival Beirut, Palazzo Grassi Punta della Dogana Venice, Chantiers d’Europe – Théâtre de la Ville Paris, Do Disturb – Palais de Tokyo Paris, Mudam Contemporary Art Museum of Luxembourg.

Roberto Fassone lives and works between Florence and Pol Sesanne. His research is played out around titles, Prince, creative structures, the interplay between game and performance, the difference between the story and the anecdote, spontaneous gestures, Tarot cards and other parallel realities. Sherrie Levine is his favourite artist as of 22 November 2021. In recent years Fassone has exhibited and performed his work at Italian and international institutions, including: Quadriennale di Roma; Japan Media Arts Festival, Tokyo; MAMbo, Bologna; Fanta-MLN, Milano; OGR, Torino; MOCAK, Krakow; IIC, Parigi; AOYS (online); Zkm, Karlsruhe; Mart, Rovereto; Castello di Rivoli, Torino. A week ago he presented his choreography entitled Pas Seul at the Schermo dell’Arte festival. He has worked with Jacopo Jenna, Kasia Fudakowski, Riccardo Banfi and Francesco Fonassi. He founded the Museo del Tempo Perso in Modena. He is currently writing a book entitled Profezie.

Ramona Caia is a dancer and choreographer, after a ballet education (National Dance Academy of Rome and Rudra Atelier Béjart Lausanne) has had various professional experiences in the most famous Italian theaters. He has collaborated with choreographers such as Karole Armitage, Virgilio Sieni and visual artists like Daniela De Lorenzo. In 2012 he founded CANI choreographic research group with Giulia Mureddu and Jacopo Jenna.

Co-produced by
KLm – Kinkaleri and Centrale Fies

With the support of
Azienda Speciale Palaexpo – Mattatoio | Progetto PrendersiCura

Special mentions

Some Choreographies is one of the 20 works selected in the Twenty22 program of the European contemporary dance network Aerowaves, of which CNDB is part together with similar institutions from Portugal, Germany, Denmark, Switzerland, Norway, Belgium, Hungary, Czech Republic, Italy, Austria, Cyprus, Greece, Albania, Croatia, Russia, Iceland, Ireland, and others.

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