Image: Ginevra Panzetti

Ara! Ara!

Open Spaces X radialsystem · Video Streaming · Uraufführung by Ginevra Panzetti & Enrico Ticconi
In the frame of Open Spaces – Making It Happen #2

You can find a trailer for ARA! ARA! ↪  here.

As part of the OPEN SPACES – Making it Happen #2 festival, radialsystem and Tanzfabrik Berlin present the world premiere of "ARA! ARA!". Second part of a diptych started with AeReA, in ARA! ARA! Panzetti / Ticconi continue to investigate the symbolic power of the flag, drawing on the folkloristic tradition of flag waving. The central moment of the performance is the examination of forms of representation of power. As a meta-level, the letters "ARA" (Latin for altar) in the title refer to the place in antiquity where the highest representatives of the state offered sacrifices. With the parrot "ARA", Ginevra/Ticconi also introduce another symbol of power in the performance: Due to its acrobatic and linguistic abilities, as well as its strikingly beautiful the macaw, due to its acrobatic and linguistic abilities as well as its strikingly beautiful appearance, is a prime example of an animal that humans have domesticated for a specific purpose. It becomes visible here as a symbol of rising power, which, like the bird, seduces by its friendly and sociable nature - and tempts us to ignore repetition and imitation of power patterns of the past as well as the content and effects of its impact.

In radialsystem, a cinematic adaptation of the stage version was created, which is now being shown online as a premiere.

Ginevra Panzetti & Enrico Ticconi

Ginevra Panzetti and Enrico Ticconi have been working as a duo since 2008. Their artistic research interlaces dance and visual art. Deepening themes related to the historical union between communication, violence and power, they draw on ancient imaginaries, creating hybrid figures or images between history and contemporaneity. 
Both graduated from the Academy of Fine Arts in Rome and attended Stoà, School for rhythmic movement and philosophy, led by Claudia Castellucci. 
In 2010 they moved to Germany and delved into mutually complementary paths: Ginevra studied Media Art at HGB in Leipzig and Enrico Dance, Context, Choreography at HZT in Berlin. 
You find the link to the video and to the tickets ↪  here.
Available from 10.06.21 / 19:00 continuously until 16.06.21 / 23:00.
Tickets: 10€/red. 5€, Support tickets: 15€-25€
Choreography, performance, visual conception: Ginevra Panzetti / Enrico Ticconi | Sound design, composition: Demetrio Castellucci |  Snare, percussions, recording: Michele Scotti | Light design: Annegret Schalke | Set design realization: Laila Rosato | Flag design: Ginevra Panzetti | Costume realization: Julia Didier |  Flag-waving coach: Carlo Lobina / Flag-wavers of Arezzo | Technical care: Paolo Tizianel | Touring / distribution: Aurélie Martin | Italian production management: VAN (Federica Giuliano, Eleonora Cavallo) | German production management: Monica Ferrari.
Production : Ginevra Panzetti / Enrico Ticconi; Associazione Culturale VAN | Funded by : Hauptstadtkulturfonds | Supported by : the Fondation d’entreprise Hermès within the framework of the New Settings Program | Co-produced by : PACT Zollverein; La Briqueterie CDCN du Val-de-Marne within the framework of accueil-studio funded by the Ministry of culture / DRAC IDF; KLAP Maison pour la Danse (Residency 2021); Théâtre de Vanves / Scène conventionnée d’intérêt national « Art et création » pour la danse et les écritures contemporaines à travers les arts; Triennale Milano Teatro | Supported through : Programme Etape Danse, sustained by Institut français d’Allemagne - Bureau du Théâtre et de la Danse, in partnership with Maison CDCN Uzès Gard Occitanie, théâtre de Nîmes-scène conventionnée d’intérêt national – Art et Création - danse contemporaine, Fabrik Potsdam, with the help of DGCA - ministère de la Culture et de la Communication, and the city of Potsdam, Mosaico Danza / Interplay Festival of Turin in partnership with Lavanderia a Vapore of Collegno; Radial Stiftung | Artistic residency program : NAOcrea - Ariella Vidach AiEP; Teatro Félix Guattari - Masque Teatro; CSC Bassano del Grappa; PACT Zollverein; Armunia; Schaubühne Lindenfels; Sosta Palmizi | Thanks to : Teatro Comandini - Societas; Anghiari Dance Hub | Ginevra Panzetti / Enrico Ticconi are supported by DIEHL+RITTER/TANZPAKT RECONNECT, which is funded by the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media as part of the NEUSTART KULTUR initiative.