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Movement Happens in Waves Matteo Mascolo

Each movement can vary in spatial extension, time, quality, intensity and can start from an abandonment to gravity or a resistance to it. Movement can be generate in a body also thanks to other external forces or involuntary internal muscle contractions. 

Every day we get closer and move away from our equilibrium point, physically and emotionally. We swing between a fall and a recovery, two movements opposed to each other like earth and air. Everything that happens in between, happens in waves; thoughts, days, nights, seasons, lunar cycles, inner demons, meetings, moments of happiness, they dance in a cyclical natural disorder. 

This pièce is a container, that wave after wave, is filled with movements, predetermined and Apollonian, but also disordered, improvised and Dionysian. It is an exploration of the Humphrey/Limón technique and some of its principles, like fall and recovery, the ability to oscillate between an abandonment and a resistance to gravity. Each principle is used as a basis to research a personal movement, including improvisation and shades of Gaga technique. 

It also contains a small final tribute to César Manrique, created during the first quarantine period spent on the island of Lanzarote.

Credits and datasheet
Premiered: 17/04/2021 / Available

Choreographer/Dancer: Matteo Mascolo
Duration: 15 minutes
Music: Source voice – AGF + Brest – Rone & John Stanier (with César Manrique voice)