IL PALINSESTO (extract) # 1 // 2

 
IL PALINSESTO (extract) 1 or ‘the colour’s parade’ has been created after two days of workshop opened to non-professional performers for ‘The School of Narrative Dance’ by Marinella Senatore for the opening of ParcDesign Biennale 2016 in Parc Duden in Brussels.
This performance consists in a walk in the middle of the savage vegetable garden created for the Biennale, following a simple protocol as a children play.
The performers learnt 4 sequences of movements inspired by sport competitions as swimming, run, tennis and football. Each sequence was composed by 4 gestures, and each one was associated to a number.
The aim was to walk in one and uniform line from the beginning until the end of the garden.
Each participant could scream the number, playing with the rhythm and intonation.
The first part of the walk was regular and it followed the same sequence. Instead, for the second part, the participants could call the sequence by a letter:
A = swimming; B = run; C = tennis; D = football; E = joker
Mistakes and misunderstandings were part of the process and they were essential elements to break the uniformity.
The result was a sort of colours choral parade, made by collective gestures and voices. 
 
IL PALINSESTO (extract) 2 or ‘geometrical forms’ has been created after two days of workshop opened to non-professional performers for ‘The School of Narrative Dance’ by Marinella Senatore for the opening of ParcDesign Biennale 2016 in Parc Duden in Brussels.

This performance consists in making bodies forms in the middle of the park. I asked to the performers to feel their bodies as spots of colours and to underline the architecture of the environment.
The only rule was to count silently between 30 and 60 seconds before to change position or place.

The result was a series of geometrical coloured forms, coated on the grass, lined on a bench, flattened on a step, rounded on concretes spheres, which accompanied the gaze of the audience in the middle of the park.

 
 IL PALINSESTO (extract) # 1 // 2 in/for ‘The School of Narrative Dance’ project by Marinella Senatore, Biennial Parckdesign 2016, Brussels (BE)
concept, choreography by francesca chiacchio
played by francesca chiacchio, camille dejean, sofia ghani, isabelle henrion, gwenola rozec, debora woinke, castelie yalombo
 
 
photos (c) Julie Guiches
photos (c) Bram Goots
DRAWINGS (c) Francesca Chiacchio