Why do we dance? This question arises before each new creation and the answer arrives, never complete, in the most unexpected moments: very short fragments, short peeks into an indefinable sensation. Moments when we realize that there is a greater sense of us, that we are an infinitesimal part of a vast cosmic design. Première takes life from the encounter of Andrea Costanzo Martini with the dancers of Balletto di Roma and from the fascination for these young artists who pursue their desire for movement, both as a personal feeling and as a common need. Première celebrates humanity, investigates the biographies, the unique and unrepeatable stories of each one. What alignment of stars and planets allowed them to be here on this stage, ready and willing to sacrifice something for us viewers? Among military dances in the light of a digital bonfire and screens arranged almost like a dance troupe, Première reveals that a dance company is basically a village, a tribe, with its primary needs that try to be satisfied by the organization in codes and rules. Between lights and shadows, like in the spotlight.
Andrea Costanzo Martini
Yael Biegon Citron
MiBAC and SIAE,
within the initiative “Per Chi Crea”