|17 – 22 April
Teatro dell’Arte, Triennale di Milano
Viale Alemagna 6, Milan
Time of performance:
from 17 to 20 April 8.30pm
21 and 22 April 4.00pm and 8.30pm
for information +39 3928699328
This is the third episode in the trilogy on the birth and rise of Italian design, in which the Saloni were both promoters and protagonists last year with the theatrical production “Great Hands: Without End” realized with the Piccolo Teatro and the fourth edition of the Triennale Design Museum “Dream Factories”.
The main event at the Saloni 2012 is dedicated to the men, the companies and, in particular, to the hundreds of objects that laid the ground for the Italian design system and its aspirations.
The protagonists of “Design Dance” are 456 design, classic and modern objects, activated by actors, acrobats and dancers, by magical theatrical devices. All there to witness or imagine through animated pictures. Actors and dancers on stage, moving and moving among armchairs, chairs, beds, bookcases, tables, coffee tables, poufs and bedside tables, because the greatness of these objects lies in their precise relationship with the human body.
Actors, stars, leading ladies. The sorts of objects we all know by name, we know their colours, their types and the years they were made. Objects that have already proved their worth and objects that are just starting out. All protagonists of “Design Dance,” following in the Cosmit tradition of linking the trade fair proper with art and communication. An original production conceived for the Saloni 2012, at the Teatro dell’Arte at the Triennale di Milano.
“Design Dance” – a project by Michela Marelli and Francesca Molteni, who has curated several events for past Saloni – was born of a creative workshop involving acrobats, scenographers and costumiers. Over 60 people have been, including authors, interpreters and technicians, as well as 30 students from the Nuova Accademia di Belle Arti di Milano (NABA). Six months have been devoted to the project, not to mention 500 hours of rehearsals, 20 scene changes, 3 selected thousand archive images and over 200 companies whose products form part of the challenge to transform the objects on stage into protagonists: flying sofas, tables that play music, lamps that dance. An hour and a quarter of ceaseless activity.
Project and Production: Michela Marelli and Francesca Molteni
Script: Francesca Molteni, Michela Marelli, Filippo Soldi
Scenery: Margherita Palli in collaboration with the NABA School of Scenography, with Francesca Pedrotti, Alice De Bortoli from the teaching staff and students Matteo Patrucco, Laura Galmarini, Federica Barbino, Lidia Musio e Francesca De Francesco
Video: Muse Factory of Projects with Studio Due Effe and Marco Dinoia
Choreographic Director: Francesco Sgrò
Choreography: Collettivo 320 Chili, winner of the Premio Equilibrio Roma 2010 award for contemporary dance
Costumes: students on the NABA Three-year Fashion Design Course, project curated by Colomba Leddi and Caterina Filice with Andrea Trinceri and Bruna Garabelli (NABA Department of Fashion Design)
Lighting: Claudio De Pace
Music: Fabrizio Campanelli
Performers: Giorgia Antonelli, Roberta Biagiarelli, Titino Carrara, Alice Melloni, David Remondini, Diego Runko, Giulia Versari
Dancers: Elena Burani, Piergiorgio Milano, Fabio Nicolini, Roberto Sblattero, Francesco Sgrò
Organization: Fabio Ferretti
Production: Muse Factory of Projects/teatro in-folio Residenza Carte Vive with the support of Fondazione Cariplo-Progetto Être and NABA, Nuova Accademia di Belle Arti Milano