By Marta Bevilacqua
With Radu Murarasu, Giuseppe Zagaria, Irene Ferrara, Angelica Margherita
Photography: Alice Durigatto
Sound technician: Leonardo Rizzi
Production: Compagnia Arearea
Co-production: Il Rossetti Teatro stabile del Friuli Venezia Giulia
With the support of: MiC, Regione Autonoma Friuli Venezia Giulia
Four dancers inhabit the urban spaces of Gradisca d’Isonzo.
Their graces intertwine with the town’s architectural works with the aim of expanding their details, of arising new senses and perspectives in the eye of the audience and of establishing an empathic relationship with them.
“Four” is part of the broader project called “Museo in danza” which was conceived by the dance company Arearea to explore the relationship between movement and space. Such site-specific performances in fascinating venues that are not normally catered to performances and shows aim to arouse the interest of broader groups of visitors/spectators by bringing new types of people closer to contemporary performing arts and to our rich museum heritage.
The Arearea Company was founded in 1993 by Roberto Cocconi and has 30 years of history in the production of original contemporary dance creations. The company's performances branch in the double dimension of theatre and performance and take place in everyday spaces. Arearea's poetic signature lies in the questioning of the logics that conventionally dictate the use of stages and squares.
As if you should explain it to a child: why have you started dancing?
For fun! Because dance is a beautiful game made of many people!
According to your personal experience, a border is:
A forcing of power and mind.
The border is a political concept that generates pain.
Four dancers inhabit the rooms of the Spazzapan Gallery in Gradisca d'Isonzo and interact with the artworks and with the urban environment. A site-specific performance in an evocative place that is not usually catered to shows: where did this idea come from and why?
We love to integrate the body into space, to make it a work of art itself, to take dance to its impromptu side. Dance happens between bodies, escapes between works of art, it takes refuge in the eye of the spectator. The Spazzapan Gallery, which is currently under renovation, is such a fertile place that it manages to expand and be an open-air museum.
The most interesting thing you have noticed in this kind of experimentation?
The space modifies our writing, the beauty of the audience regenerates us.
Describe your show in three words:
Single, double, quadruple.
Tell me why I should come and see it:
We are dancing just for you.
With the support of:
Ministero della Cultura / Regione Friuli Venezia Giulia / Io sono FVG
Comune di Gorizia / Fondazione Cassa di Risparmio di Gorizia
In collaboration with:
GO! 2025 / Comune di Cormons / Comune di Gradisca d’Isonzo / ERPAC / APT / Ente Regionale Teatrale del FVG
SNG Teatro Nazionale Sloveno di Nova Gorica / Kulturni dom di Gorizia / Kulturni Center Lojze Bratuž
Palazzo del Cinema-Hiša Filma di Gorizia / PAN ADRIA network / TIARE Shopping