Wednesday 25, thursday 26, friday 27 aprile 7 pm Palazzo Carbonesi

Cristina Rizzo/Lucia Amara (I) & guests
Loveeee - Primo, Secondo e Terzo discorso con esercizi di grazia
salon/performance, italian première, production Xing/Live Arts Week
a cura di e con Cristina Rizzo e Lucia Amara

Loveeee is the new project by Cristina Rizzo and Lucia Amara & guests which follows in the wake of three performance acts, called Jungle In, which took place between 2008 and 2009. The live experience consisted entirely in the frequentation, shared with the public, of an ideal and protected place where the movement of a thought and the simultaneous writing of a body could be practised at the same time. The starting point for this new opportunity for theory and practise is the unfolding of a discussion and of several correlated exercises around the theme of ‘grace’ understood as an attitude, as a body politic, as economy of beauty in direct contact with the reality of the world. A theme extended and shared with three guest artists, one for each day, ‘grace’ is a category of boundary, far from the safe and static perfection of beauty. The paradoxical encounter of a savings, of an abandonment and of a revelation of power, in line with the principles of an aesthetics of overabundance, of miraculous success, of risk and of enthusiasm. Grace is the policy of concealment. It indicates a disappearance of systems.

What interests us in grace is the chance of investigating various ways of being. There is a fragility, intentional but within virtuosity. A vigorous frangibility. Asthenia in tonicity. Weakness in prowess. Intimacy in exposure (spectacular). Control of arrests. Flow of impetus. Nervousness without future. Languor where everything vanishes. Praise of the serpentine line. Abandonment. Waste. Flaunted flexibility. Torsion. Generation of the possible. Union of the dissimilar. Grace can introduce new unknowns into every instant of a duration, creating an open and infinitely repeatable hospitality.

concept, performance Cristina Rizzo and Lucia Amara

Live Arts Week has produced the e-book
Loveeee - journal
download pdf (9.4 mega)

Cristina Rizzo, dancer, performer, choreographer based in Florence, is one of the leading figures in the italian choreographic research field. She studied in New York, graduating at the Martha Graham School of Contemporary Dance, and attending the studios of Merce Cunningham and Trisha Brown. She collaborated with various artistic platforms such as Teatro Valdoca, Aldes, Stoa/Claudia Castellucci, MK, Virgilio Sieni Danza, Santasangre. Co-founder of the company Kinkaleri with which she shared the creation of all the productions from 1995 to 2007. In 2001 she becomes an active member of the research group Open, with which she created Waudeville for he festival F.I.S.Co.10. She was guest choreographer of Balletto di Toscana Junior, for which she created Variazione Nº and The Rite of Spring by Igor Stravinsky. Since 2008 she undertook an autonomous career of production and experimental choreography, carrying out the choreographic project Dance N° 3 (2009), with exchanges of body writing between the choreographers Eszter Salamon, Michele Di Stefano and Matteo Levaggi, the touring performance Ahah (2010), and the solo shows Ex / Porno and Invisible Piece (2010). Her recent productions: a duet with a dog Micro-danze con un cane addestrato (2011), and the project on grace Loveeee with theoretician Lucia Amara. In 2011 she participated in the project Critical Cab (F.I.S.Co.11) and Instruction Series III/Orang Orang (DNA- Roma Europa Festival 11).

Lucia Amara works and lives in Bologna. Her main field of interest ranges between theatre, dance and linguistic matter. She made a Ph Doctorate on Antonin Artaud’s glossolalie at DMS/Bologna University in collaboration with the Department of Semiology of the Text and the Image/Paris VII University directed by Julia Kristeva. She then attended a post-doctoral programme at the Ecole des Hautes Etudes in Paris developing a research on movement referring to J.E. Marey and F. Brunot, followed in 2010 by a new research on the archives of words and voice. She published for theatre journals such as Art'o and Culture Teatrali. Text contributions for F.I.S.Co. catalogues (Xing 2007>2011) and for the books Kinkaleri 2001-2008. La scena esausta (Ubulibri 2008) and Overground (Boiler 2011). She' s been intellectual adviser of the choreographer Cristina Rizzo for the project Dance N°3 (2009) and for Loveeee (2011). She also collaborated at Kinkaleri’s lecture-performances Tu dici? and I Am That Am I. She's in dialogue with Chiara Guidi/Societas Raffaello Sanzio on the issues of childwood and voice.