Guerrieri e Amorosi

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Evoking a duality that can have multiple meanings underneath the surface of its words, the title of the new creation of Edmond Russo and Shlomi Tuizer is an expression of their desire to compose a piece that arises and intertwines matters of identity, culture and history.

Guerrieri e Amorosi is a duet work for two dancers where each one is mostly engaged in evolving through a solo.
A first choreographic score, performed by Aurore Di Bianco, and a second by Yann Cardin. Their identities are situated at a crossroad with the identities of the choreographers. This is the point from which the choreographic journey begins, from which the base for common language and yet personal expression is being established.

The two solos correspond and reflect on one another, exchange their values, contradict and rebel. They rebuild their images on the remains of the identities of other times, other places. Their relation is designed like a thread throughout the piece where at times the frontier between notions of presence and absence no longer exists.
Gender, feminine and masculine, appears as an underlying subject that puts our perceptions to question, suggesting a large range as to how each performer explores the notions of love and of combat.

New York artists, Jennifer Charles and Oren Bloedow, alias Elysian Fields, sign the musical composition. Drawing their inspiration from ancient songs of the Middle Ages, in Sicily and Andalusia (respectively, the origins of Edmond Russo and Shlomi Tuizer), they design a timeless musical journey. Through their voices and instruments, they invite us to immerse ourselves in a universe that is powerful and sensual, dark and bright at the same time.

The piece is an invitation to dive into matter; Bodies that incarnate gesture and generate a strong and vital pulsation. Each of the figures is revealed in the authenticity and the rigor of their choreographic score. Each part of the dance partition is experienced as an incantation, a prayer or a pagan poetry.
The sense of duality, referred to by both performers, impels us to get closer to the intimate, and be able to identify isolated representations and images.

Guerrieri e Amorosi, like two sides of the same coin, engaged in a deep quest at the heart of an ancient battle, relived time and again, constantly in a state of confrontation.
In this field, in turn, they deliver their dances, their loves and combats. Revealing themselves in the confined fortress of their solitude.

Creation January 20, 2015 - Festival Art Danse Dijon Bourgogne

Two soli
Duration: 1 hour

Choreography: Edmond Russo, Shlomi Tuizer
Aurore Di Bianco, Yann Cardin
Jennifer Charles and Oren Bloedow (Elysian Fields) 
Lighting design: 
Laurence Halloy
Sound design: 
Jérôme Tuncer

Production: Affari Esteri

Coproduction : Centre de développement chorégraphique Art Danse Dijon Bourgogne, Centre chorégraphique national de Grenoble (accueil studio), CNDC d’Angers (accueil studio), Centre chorégraphique national Malandain Ballet Biarritz (accueil studio), Centre chorégraphique national de Tours (résidence de création).

With the participation of CDC Paris Réseau (Atelier de Paris – Carolyn Carlson, l’Étoile du nord, Le Regard du Cygne-AMD XXe, micadanses – ADDP).

With support from Centre national de la danse à Pantin, Centre de développement chorégraphique - Le Pacifique, du Centre de développement chorégraphique du Val de Marne - La Briqueterie, du Centre chorégraphique national de Rillieux-la-Pape.

The company is supported by the Ministry of Culture and Communication - DRAC Bourgogne.
The company benefits from a long term residency in the Centre de développement chorégraphique - Art Danse Dijon Bourgogne since 2012.