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Eat me

Concept and choreography Giorgia Lolli 

Co-creation and performance Sophie Annen and Giorgia Lolli
Sound design Sebastian Kurtén

Light design Elena Vastano

Costumes Suvi Kajas

Winner of DNAppunti Coregrafici 2023, call promoted by Romaeuropa Festival, Triennale Milano Teatro, Gender Bender International Festival, Operaestate Festival Veneto, L'arboreto - Teatro Dimora, Centro Nazionale di Produzione della Danza Virgilio Sieni

Developed in the frame of Nuovo Forno del Pane Outdoor Edition, residency project curated by MAMbo – Museo di Arte Moderna di Bologna

Production: Anghiari Dance Hub, Nexus Factory
With the support of Padova Festival Internazionale La Sfera Danza, Fondazione Svizzera degli Artisti Interpreti (SIS), Boarding Pass Plus Dance (Santarcangelo Festival)

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Eat me stems from reflections on the portrayal of female bodies in visual arts, the consumption of images in mainstream media and the sexualization of women. Starting from a fascination for the Italian expression mangiare con gli occhi (literally: "eating with the eyes", to desire, to crave), the project questions the way the body is observed, investigating the dynamics and politics of the gaze through the relationship between spectator and performer.
The choreographic score is built starting from an everyday aesthetic, which uses the cleanliness of the gesture - doubled - and its composition, to trace a millimetric lack of randomness. The tensions, generated by the forced point of view and by the horizontal perspective, find an erotic outcome: soft shapes and weights on the floor, the curves of the two dancers stand out like dunes in a flow of postures. Images that are blatantly frontal but hidden, force us into a forced partial perspective.

“Come a letto, come al mare.
Faccio il meno possibile. vorrei non fare nulla, ma è impossibile.
Allora fare meno, non fare quasi niente, fare sottovoce, fare sottopelle, fare con la f minuscola. Non fare tanto per fare. Fare orizzontale. Farsi piccoli. Shh, fare piano.”


> Padova Festival Internazionale La Sfera Danza, 10 November

> Gender Bender Festival, November

> Centro Nazionale di Produzione della Danza Virgilio Sieni, 30 October

> Romaeuropa Festival, première, 20 October

> Residency L’arboreto - Teatro Dimora | Centro di Residenza Emilia Romagna, residency 2-14 October

> Demo presentation, Operaestate Festival / B.MOTION Festival, Bassano del Grappa, 29 August

> Residency Centro nazionale di produzione della danza Virgilio Sieni, 19-26 July

> Residency Triennale Milano, 12-18 July

> Residency Operaestate Festival / CSC Centro per la Scena Contemporanea, Bassano del Grappa, 6-20 June


> Residency at Dom Utopii, Krakow, via Santarcangelo Festival (Boarding Pass Plus Dance), 10-18 December

> Demo presentation, DNAppunti Coreografici, Romaeuropa Festival, 22 October

> Demo presentation, 7 October
> Demo presentation, Festival Più che Danza, BASE Milano, 10 June

> Open rehearsal for Nuovo Forno del Pane residency, Teatro Consorziale di Budrio, 9 June

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