Loulé | Cineteatro Louletano

age rating: m/12

duration: 70 minutos

price: 5€

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Francesca Foscarini Italy

"... Francesca Foscarini has created, with Animale, a small masterpiece in the choreography.”

by Giuseppe Distefano – Artribune



Inspired by the painter Antonio Ligabue and his extraordinary visions of the natural world, Animale brings to the stage, in the words of John Berger, a frightfully indifferent nature, made of energy and combat, that exists without promising anything, where life’s first need is for shelter, its first prayer an appeal for protection, its first sign of life pain.

It is in this desolate context that we find beauty, and the discovery is sudden, unpredictable.


Première at Premiere La Biennale Danza Venezia 2018, won the  Danza&Danza Prize as emergent choreographer

concept, creation Francesca Foscarini, Cosimo Lopalco choreography Francesca Foscarini performance, co-creation Romain Guion dramaturgy Cosimo Lopalco original music Andrea Cera

light design and technical care Luca Serafini voices Miki Seltzer in Genesi 2 (19-20), Bela Lugosi in  Bride of the Monster by Ed Wood sounds Seals by Martin Clarke, Summer Sunset by Eckhard Kuchenbecker, Tikal Dawn by Andreas Bick video Licorne by Maider Fortune consulting and programming video projection Andrea Santini costumes Giuseppe Parisotto administration Federica Giuliano promotion Cristina Perez Sosa thanks to Chiara Bortoli, Alfonso Cariolato, Rocco Giansante, Perrine Villemur, Fiorenzo Zancan production VAN supported by Ministero dei Beni Culturali co-production La Biennale Danza Venezia with the support of CSC Centro per la Scena Contemporanea Bassano del Grappa, Tanzhaus Zurich, Istituto Italiano di Cultura Parigi, Teatro Stabile del Veneto

duet for two dancers

Tabea Martin Switzerland


Duet for Two Dancers" takes a look at the anxiety of not living up to your own

expectations, or those which your profession or society in general impose on you. A look at the fear of losing yourself. And at what remains when all skills disappear. The freedom to choose different professions and identities is often a reason for insecurity and doubt. The overload of choices creates a kind of stagnation. The inability to choose forces the body to rest. In that way "Duet for Two Dancers" poses questions about ‘being a dancer’ as well as ‘not being a dancer’.


The dancers show a repertoire of movements for all emotional as well as all dancing states: unexpected, famous, impressing, spectacular, exhausting, erotic, beautiful ones.
Lilo Weber (NZZ newspaper)

Choreography Tabea Martin Dancers Ryan Djojokarso, Gaetano Badalamenti Tour Manager Franziska Ruoss Coproduction Dansateliers & Conny Jansen Danst thanks to Amy Gale, Conny Jansen, Matthias Mooij, Pol Bierhoff

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Francesca Foscarini Italy


Faro | CAPa - Centro de Artes Performativas do Algarve

15h30 | m/12 | 60min |  free admittance


Francesca Foscarini is an Italian dancer choreographer and teacher. Her personal career has been marked by the encounter with important masters of the international dance scene, (Yasmeen Godder, Sara Wiktorowicz, Iris Erez, Emio Greco, Roberto Castello) with whom she had the opportunity to research the different languages of contemporary dance and improvisation. Her research and poetic focus on the relation between physicality and states of mind and she is particularly interested in exploring the presence of the performer on stage in relation with the audience. Her works include Kalsh (2009), Cantando sulle ossa (Best solo Masdanza 2012, Presented in Avignon Off 2014), Grandmother (Equilibrio Award Roma 2013 Performer), Gut Gift (by Yasmeen Godder, 2014). She was awarded with the Positano Prize as Dancer of the Year on the Contemporary Scene in 2015. Her recent creations are Vocazione all'Asimmetria (Aerowaves 2017) and Good Lack (2016). She has been working as a performer for Alessandro Sciarroni in Folk-s since 2012 and she is currently collaborating as a dancer with Yasmeen Godder in the remaking of Two Playful Pink.