10 Miniballetti | CollettivO CineticO (Italy)

CollettivO CineticO „10 Miniballetti”
3.07.2019, 19.00 PM
venue U-jazdowski laboratorium
performance in English, contains a nudity scenes
after talk

direction, choreography, dance: Francesca Pennini
dramaturg, light design: Angelo Pedroni
assistance: Carmine Parise

TICKETS 20-25 pln

10 Miniballetti

In a series of ten mini-ballet performances, Francesca Pennini explores the unlimited abilities of a human body subjected to rigorous geometry and rises it to great heights of charismatic poetry and dance.  The relations between potency and elusiveness, choreography and dance, present and past, audience and stage – we will find all these in the award-winning spectacle inspired by Pennini’s diary from her childhood in which she described her own dozen or so choreographies which she had never performed before.  The agility of an acrobat, humor and light form capture the audience.

CollettivO CineticO is an experimental performing arts group founded in 2007 by the choreographer Francesca Pennini in collaboration with dramaturg Angelo Pedroni and more than 50 artists from different disciplines and backgrounds. Their work crosses genders and codes reformatting the rules of the performative event, challenging the relationship with the spectator with a rigorous yet ironic approach and shifting in the interstices between dance, theatre and visual arts. They developed devices and didactics for a broad range of bodies and spaces, from the theater stage to urban complexity, from mimetic missions in daily life to virtual spaces. CollettivO CineticO is the resident company at “Teatro Comunale Claudio Abbado” in Ferrara and member of the International Network APAP - advancing performing arts project. Until now the group created 37 productions, winning many awards: Giovani Danz’Autori Prize 2008; Rete Critica Award as Best Italian Artist 2014; Jurislav Korenić Award as Best Young Theatre Director 2014; Danza & Danza Prize as Best Choreographer and Interpreter 2015; UBU nomination as Best Interpreter Under 35; MESS Prize 2016 at BE Festival - Birmingham; Hystrio Iceberg Award 2016; Prize of the National Association of Critics ANCT 2016. Their work has been presented in Austria, Belgium, Bosnia, Denmark, France, Germany, Greece, Italy, Netherlands, Poland, United Kingdom, Czech Republic, Serbia, Slovenia, Spain, Switzerland, Taiwan and live streaming in US and Korea.

"Her artistic journey has been distinguished since the beginning by the ability to stage performances balanced between mathematics and poetry of the gesture, where dance and theatre digress in moments of reconsideration of the live show - for both the artist and the audience. Open to contamination with other performative forms, from contests and parades to languages and video game manipulations, the company, directed by Francesca Pennini and Angelo Pedroni, has also been able to enhance the fertile rift/fracture of adolescence, by building a kind of enthralling “school” that enabled them to work constructively and in depth with the teenagers they met through the project."

Francesca Pennini

[ Ferrara,1984 ] starts off as a gymnast to then devote herself to contemporary dance. She studied dance at Balletto di Toscana (Firenze), Laban Centre (London), also exploring a broad range of disciplines: from butoh to free diving, from martial arts to disco-dance competitions. She worked as a freelance dancer for Sasha Waltz & Guests.

She currently gives lectures and seminars in museums, universities and art centers (Biennale College of Venice, MAXXI Museum Rome...) and she developed devices and didactics for a peculiar choreographic approach.

In 2007 she founded CollettivO CineticO with which she has created 37 productions,winning many awards:Giovani Danz’Autori Prize 2008; Rete Critica Award as Best Italian artist 2014;Jurislav Korenić Award Best Young Theatre Director 2014;Danza & Danza Prize as Best choreographer and interpreter 2015; UBU nomination as best interpreter Under35; MESS Prize 2016; Hystrio Iceberg Award 2016; Prize of the National Association of Critics 2016 


1-7.07.2019 Warsaw

Venue: Centrum Sztuki Współczesnej Zamek Ujazdowski, Teatr Lalka and city
Kurator: Edyta Kozak
Organizer: Fundacja Ciało/Umysł

Partner: apap, DOTA project by Tanzquartier Wien in cooperation with the Federal Ministry for Europe, Integration and Foreign Affairs, Austriackie Forum Kultury w Warszawie,  Butohsfera, u-jazdowski, Teatr Lalka

Media patron – Chilli Zet, TVP Kultura, Teatr, Didaskalia, Taniecpolska.pl, Notesna6tygodni, E-teatr,pl

The project is supported by City of Warsaw – the capital of Poland, Ministry of Culture and Heritage of the Republic of Poland and network apap - advancing performing arts project - Creative Europe - Programme of the European Union.

21 May 2019