Premiere apap artist, Teatro Comunale Ferrara:
Premiere apap artist, Teatro Comunale Ferrara:


Wednesday 11 October 21:00 - Teatro Comunale Ferrara






GONG project for the city of Ferrara

Teatro Comunale di Ferrara - Claudio Abbado


ph_Francesca Giuliani



Concept, Direction, Choreography Francesca Pennini
Dramaturgy and Shiatsu Operator Angelo Pedroni
Action and Creation Simone Arganini, Andrea Brunetto, Carmine Parise, Angelo Pedroni, Francesca Pennini,Stefano Sardi
Coproduction CollettivO CineticO, Fondazione Teatro Comunale di Ferrara, Festival Città delle 100 Scale
In collaboration with Emilia Romagna Teatro Fondazione,Progetto Corpi & Visioni – promosso da Comune di Correggio
Supported by MiBACT e Regione Emilia-Romagna, Centrale Fies – art work space
Residencies Teatro Asioli (Progetto Corpi & Visioni), SZENE Salzburg, L’Arboreto – Teatro Dimora
Permanent residence Teatro Comunale di Ferrara

CollettivO CineticO is one of the Italian groups who have done and continue to do the most to shake up the choreography and theatre sector; nerdy and slickly pop, hyperactive and poetic but at the same time mathematical and theoretical – in other words, CineticO, the company founded by Francesca Pennini in 2007, is celebrating its 10th anniversary with Benvenuto Umano .
In fact, all the elements dear to the choreographer and dancer – who trained at the Laban Dance Centre in London and has performed in some of Sasha Waltz’s biggest shows – seem to reappear and combine in this new production. The stage is understood as a body that offers itself for diagnosis: a system of symbols and iconography that, inspired by the mysteries of the Salone dei Mesi frescoes at Palazzo Schifanoia in Ferrara, simultaneously brings in elements of traditional Chinese medicine, Japanese graphics, anatomy, astrology, paganism and circus.
On stage, dancers and circus artists creating an invented ritual, celebrating and uniting elements that are unconnected, tracing a line between this earth and the depths of the sky.

ph_Francesca Giuliani


stomach / march / knot / bloody alien/ three miles on the legs / tag Kenny / metal / cyclops/ foreign haruspex / weather / whale / far wide open eyes / twins / blossom / 1 liter of sweat / Saint George / time machine


TOUR 2017:
site specific preview:
7 October / Palazzo Schifanoia - Ferrara
11 October / Teatro Comunale di Ferrara
15 October / Vie Festival - Modena
21 October / Romaeuropa Festival - Roma
22 October / Romaeuropa Festival - Roma
4 November / Cantieri Koreja - Lecce
7 November / Festival Città delle 100 Scale - Potenza
2 December / Teatro Massimo - Cagliari
3 December / Teatro Massimo - Cagliari
6 December / Teatro Eliseo - Nuoro
16 December / Teatro Asioli - Correggio

CollettivO CineticO is member of the International Network APAP - advancing performing arts project. Until now the group created 37 productions, winning many awards: Giovani Danz’Autori Prize 2008; Rete Critica Award as Best Italian Artist 2014; Jurislav Korenić Award as Best Young Theatre Director 2014; Danza & Danza Prize as Best Choreographer and Interpreter 2015; UBU nomination as Best Interpreter Under 35; MESS Prize 2016 at BE Festival - Birmingham; Hystrio Iceberg Award 2016; Prize of the National Association of Critics ANCT 2016. Their work has been presented in Austria, Belgium, Bosnia, Denmark, France, Germany, Greece, Italy, Netherlands, Poland, United Kingdom, Czech Republic, Serbia, Slovenia, Spain, Switzerland, Taiwan and live streaming in US and Korea.