Direction, choreography : Enzo Cosimi - 1982/2012
Calore (Heat), is the title of Enzo Cosimi’s first choreographic work, which made its debut in Rome’s Villa Borghese, at the Amphitheatre of the Parco dei Daini, in September 1982, with his ensemble Gruppo Occhèsc. Though conceived as a piece for artistic interpreters who are non-dancers, it is nevertheless marked by a vigorous energy and very compact rhythms in which a dance composition is entirely recognisable.In an original brief descriptive sketch of the show, Cosimi wrote: reality is devasted by frozen atmospheres, here we are trying to get the scent of a new air, a rising wind whose energy, in returning to nothing without any illusions, nevertheless has the qualities of deep serenity, of heat, of relative calm. The show is a visionary voyage in which the artistic interpreter is asked to embark on a sort of regression, to trace out the pattern of an endless infancy and adolescence. Giuseppe Bartolucci, the unforgettable theoretician of the new theatre movement, wrote about the show as follows: here gymnastics and dance step forward and are contaminated, sweat is accepted as a passage, physicality is permeated by continuous and endless ignitions, on principle the fall-back of rest and interval is not contemplated.
This project of recuperating the repertoire of contemporary Italian choreography is indeed welcome, in the hope that younger generations of authors and audiences may now have the opportunity to take a new look at our historical choreographic memory.
Direction, choreography, set, costumes : Enzo Cosimi
Music curated by Enzo Cosimi, Glenn Branca, Benjamin Britten, Liquid-Liquid, Chris Watson, Popular African music
Lighting design : Stefano Pirandello
Lighting technician : Gianni Staropoli
Dress : Gianni Serra
Jewellery : Cristian Dorigatti
Dancers : Francesco Marilungo, Riccardo Olivier, Francesca Penzo, Alice Raffaelli
Organization : Maria Paola Zedda
Presented within the context of the RIC.CI Project ‘Reconstructing Italian Contemporary Choreography: 1980s-1990s’
Concept and artistic direction : Marinella Guatterini
Assistant artistic direction : Myriam Dolce
Production compagnia : Enzo Cosimi
In collaboration with amat – associazione marchigiana attività teatrali - arteven circuito teatrale regionale veneto – fondazione del teatro grande di brescia - fondazione fabbrica europa per le arti contemporanee- fondazione milano teatro scuola paolo grassi - fondazione ravenna manifestazioni - fondazione teatro comunale di ferrara – teatro pubblico pugliese - torinodanza
Enzo Cosimi is one of the most influential creative directors of contemporary Italian choreography. Guest choreographer at the Scala of Milan and the Teatro Comunale in Florence, over the years he has created productions with his Company for the most prestigious of international festivals and theatres, collaborating with italian and international artists of excellence, including, Miuccia Prada, Luigi Veronesi, Richie Hawtin, Aldo Tilocca, Louis Bacalov, Aldo Busi, Daniela Dal Cin, Robert Lippock and Fabrizio Plessi with whom he created "Sciame", the first work of italian dance-video.
In 2006 he created and directed the choreography for the Opening Ceremony of the XX Winter Olympic Games in Turin, starring the étoile, Roberto Bolle, and 250 performers.
In March 2012, Enzo Cosimi’s first work, "Calore", was restored and represented as part of the RIC.CI Project curated by Marinella Guatterini.
2015 saw the debut his work Fear Party, the first part of a project, "Sulle passioni dell’anima" (On the passions of the soul). In 2016 the second creation in this project, "Estasi", was presented in co-production with the Teatro di Roma, investigating the relationship between ‘desire’ and its deeper aspects in contemporary society.
In parallel, since 2015, the Company has dedicated itself to creations linked to the social and political sphere. "La Bellezza ti stupirà", involving the collaboration of a group of homeless people in the work, is part of a project, entitled, "Ode alla Bellezza" – 3 creations on diversity. In 2016 the second part of the project was presented, entitled "Corpus Hominis", investigating homosexuality in mature life and its relationship to contemporaneity.
Source: Compagnia Enzo Cosimi 's website