EartHeart – Il cuore della terra / Focus Orta, as the play on words in English suggests, combines the word heart with the word earth: the heart of the earth. The heart is the engine of the body, it is the pulse of life, and the earth too has a heart multiplied by all the dimensions in which life manifests itself. The need is to return to dialogue with the earth, the desire to rediscover roots and belonging, symbiosis and sacred respect as some cultures still preserve. Rediscovering a link and revealing a new perspective of vision of nature inhabited by the gesture and the gesture inhabited by nature, in a primordial osmosis to understand the deep identity between the body and its ecosystem. The project includes the involvement and dialogue with local communities, with whom the specific relationship with a given ecosystem will be explored: psychophysical and ancestral habits, social and natural identities, practices and traditions linked to the territory they belong to. Returning to listen to the earth and nature in order to discover and rediscover archetypal landscapes, inner horizons and renewed listening, grafting parallels and combinations between landscapes and inner and musical landscapes from the outset. A new awareness, on the wave and beyond the ecological and environmentalist drives of recent years, a sincere reflection on the environment that surrounds, intertwines, permeates and founds our lives.
Project: Raphael Bianco
Choreographer: Raphael Bianco
General coordination: Elena Rolla
Production secretariat: Matteo Ravelli
Logistic: Vincenzo Galano
Communication: Vincenzo Criniti
Press office: Cristina Negri
Film maker: Gaia Russo Frattasi
Dancer: Vincenzo Criniti
The Compagnia EgriBiancoDanza company directed by Susanna Egri and Raphael Bianco was founded in Turin in 1999. In the last years, it has distinguished itself for Raphael Bianco’s creations, for their social and spiritual value, for their excellence and versatility, which have allowed it to meet the favour of public and critics, and to establish itself as one of the most interesting realities of Italian dance. The Company gives life to the fundamental principles on which Fondazione Egri per la Danza is based: training, promotion and diffusion of the art of dance in Italy and abroad. It is made up of dancers coming from high-level professional experiences and has a solid repertoire ranging from neoclassical ballet to contemporary dance. Its choreographic style combines a solid academic basis with the dynamic variety of today’s choreographic creation.
The EgriBiancoDanza Company has achieved brilliant successes both in Italy and abroad, presenting performances in Argentina, Hungary, Malta, Greece, Serbia, Russia, France and Portugal, Belgium, Macedonia, Chile and Bosnia, as well as throughout Italy.