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il cuore della terra
(experiential phase)

HeartHeart, as the pun in English suggests, combines the word heart with the word earth: the heart is the engine of the body, it is the pulsation of life, and like him the earth too has a heart, multiplied by all the dimensions in which the life manifests itself.

The project envisages the involvement of the Company dancers with a specific ecosystem and local communities. The need is to return to listening to nature to rediscover archetypal landscapes, inner horizons and renewed listening, grafting parallelisms and combinations between landscapes and  landscape, interior and musical, and to rediscover our roots, psychophysical habits, social and natural identities, practices and traditions linked to the territory to which they belong. An in situ research aimed at collecting material for a theatrical reworking, documented in three videos for each experience by Gaia Russo Frattasi

The EartHeart Project will take place  between 2022 and 2023 in two phases: a first phase took place in Piedmont and Liguria (between mountains, plains and sea) and included a first research section;in situ and its public restitution in performative form, and a second phase of theatrical and dramaturgical reworking based on the experiences gathered in the different ecosystems during the first phase.

This project opens up a new avenue of research for the EgriBiancoDanza Company together with Raphael Bianco which the choreographer wants to define as a widespread production. A new research methodology that envisages several steps over a longer period of time, in which the work in the dance studio is the point of arrival for the definition of the choreographic material that will give life to a first installation phase which will be followed by the theatrical piece.


Project by: Raphael Bianco

General coordination: Elena Rolla

Production secretary: Matteo Ravelli

Logistics: Vincenzo Galano

Communication: Vincenzo Criniti

Press office: Cristina Negri

Film maker: Gaia Russo Frattasi

Dancers: Elisa Bertoli, Vincenzo Criniti, Carola Giarratano, Cristian Magurano, Oksana Romanyuk, Davide Stacchini

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supporters and partners

The EartHeart project received the contribution of the Compagnia di San Paolo Foundation as part of the “ART ~ WAVES. For creativity, from idea to scene "which looks at the consolidation of the creative identity of the territories through support for programming in the field of performing arts and contemporary creative production, combining research, production, supply and distribution in an ecosystem logic for strengthen the artistic vocations of the area.  

and the contribution:  MIC - Ministero della Cultura, Regione Piemonte, TAP - Torino Arti Performative, Fondazione CRT, Fondazione CRB, Fondazione CRC.

project partner: Mirabilia Festival, CROSS Festival

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