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Jacopo Jenna

21st March 2023.

Theater Atelje 212

Some Choreographies

concept, direction, video, choreography: Jacopo Jenna
collaboration, performer: Ramona Caia
collaboration for video: Roberto Fassone
original sound: Francesco Casciaro
costume design: Eva di Franco
light design: Mattia Bagnoli
organization: Luisa Zuffo

duration: 45’
premiere: Centrale Fies XL Festival / Dro (TN) Italy, 2020

production: KLm – Kinkaleri
co-production: Centrale Fies, with the support of Azienda Speciale Palaexpo Mattatoio | Progetto PrendersiCura

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, 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.

Jacopo Jenna is a choreographer, performer and filmmaker creating stage works, video pieces and installations. His works reframe the body in relationship with movement, generating a variety of contexts. As a graduate of sociology, he also studied dance at the Rotterdam Dance Academy. He creates training and educational programs for various age groups experimenting with new ways of relating to art of performance. In Europe he has collaborated with various artists, dance companies, choreographic research projects... His works are produced and supported by spazioK/Kinkaleri, and successfully presented at numerous festivals, museums and theaters.

… images that reconstruct an ideal, not chronological but absolutely personal, history of modern and contemporary dance.
© Mimesis Journal