Thursday 11/07

Luna Cenere – Italy

‘Kokoro’ is a single Japanese word translated as our ‘inner being’ but literally embraces two words/concepts, ‘mind’ and ‘heart’. Trying to deconstruct dualistic categories such as “good – bad», through the work I wonder about the matter of being and perception of reality. The writing of the movement is done instantly as a result of the research for a specific movement vocabulary. The physicality of the action is able to project an inner state through which the observer can distill the characteristics of a “character” or many “characters” never explicitly defined. It’s a dialogue with the body that, exposed in its nudity, can be transfigured through the performative space and become poetic vehicle, bringing out pictures belonging and not to the real world. The study of movement is joined with the perspective research pointing out that one scenic viewpoint can suggest many different readings. Important is the relationship with the space in which the action takes place where the point of observation and the dialogue between the performer and the surrounding environment creates new and constantly changing images.

Duration: 20 minutes

Company Körper
Collaboration to the production Virgilio Sieni/National Center of Production
Choregraphed and performed by Luna Cenere
Original music by Gerard Valverde
Ligth designer Gaetano Battista

Prizes and awards
Selected by :
Aerowaves Twenty18 Artist
Vetrina della giovane danza d’autore – Azione del Network Anticorpi XL coordinata dall’Associazione Cantieri.
‘DNA – Appunti Coreografici’ Giovani Coreografi Italiani 2016, Romaeuropa.

Winner of :
Prize for the Choreography by SOLOCOREOGRAFICO Dance Showcase 2017
’Residanza – La casa della nuova coreografia 2015 – CUNAE – Nuove Generazioni di artisti – Pratiche e processi per il ricambio generazionale dei giovani talenti 2015/2017 – Movimento Danza – MIBACT.’

Luna Cenere
Dancer and Choreographer from Naples. During her studies at SEAD, Salzburg Experimental Academy of Dance (Austria) becomes ember of SEAD Bodhi Project, participanting in the creations of Anton Lacky (Anton Lacky Company / Les Slovaks Collective) and Josef Frucek (Rootlessroot) and takes part in international festivals such as the Festival Deltebre Danza, Impulstanz and the Venice Biennale. In 2014 she works with Simone Forti and Anton Lacky. In 2016 she became a member of the Virgilio Sieni Company (Italy) in projects such as “La Mer” and “Il Cantico dei Cantici”. Author of ‘Kokoro’, a project produced by the Korper Company with the support of the Virgilio Sieni Company and of the Asilo Filangieri of Naples, a project that is part of the ANTICORPI XL network, selected as AEROWAVES TWENTY18 and winner of the Best Choreography ‘Solochoreografico 2017’ Award.
Then follow the productions “Twin” premiered at the FOG / Triennale Festival in Milan and “Pneumatika” (work in progress) presented at the end of 2018 at T.A.N. in Naples, at the “La Democrazia del Corpo” festival in Florence and at the NAOcrea Festival in Milan.
She is a certified teacher of contemporary dance by SEAD, she conducts workshops of movement research and improvisation classes. She currently lives between Italy and Belgium, committing herself fully to her work as an interpreter and author. Luna is an Associated Artist of the Oriente Occidente Festival for 2019 and 2020.

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