WERT - a site-specific dance performance - Streaming version

Massimo Gerardi  

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Rossmässlerstr. 6
01139 Dresden

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WERT - a site-specific dance performance - subsTANZ/Dresden - Streaming version am So. 26.09.2021, 20:30 Uhr | Event-ID: 1711023
filmed at the Museum der Moderne Salzburg

Idea and choreography Massimo Gerardi
Performers Martin Angiuli, Lorenzo Mattioli
Live music Knuth Jerxsen
Camera and editing Thorsten Burgholz


For his new creation "WERT," the choreographer Massimo Gerardi has been inspired by the juxtaposition of materialism (to have) and idealism (to be) according to the ideas of philosopher E. Fromm.
The choreographer transposes these opposites in the dance microcosm through the conflicting dichotomy artist/athlete, as dancers often have to face these two antagonistic aspects in their profession.
“To have” is represented in the piece by dynamic and athletic movements, developed in site-specific research on steps or stairs. They visualize the longing for self-representation, endurance, performance, progress, competition but also failures.
An intense relationship between the two dancers together with an introspection of the self take place on staircase-landings and surfaces, representing “to be”. Here the choreography is also based on the performers´ personal experiences : as Pina Bausch postulated, it is not only interesting to see how people move, but also what moves them.

Supported by Fonds Darstellende Künste with funds from the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media

The creation of this work was made possible by a grant from Kulturstiftung des Freistaates Sachsen

Production partner
Museum der Moderne Salzburg
Online-Streaming by subsTANZ/Massimo Gerardi
Rossmässlerstr. 6
01139 Dresden