by Nico Guidetti
2017 – 1×96’ or 1×52’– HD colour
Festivals and Awards:
Official Selection at Biografilm Festival 2017
Special Mention at Madrid Art Film Festival 2017
IDACO Festival New York 2018
With the participation of
Fondazione Nazionale della Danza
in collaboration with
with the support of
REGIONE EMILIA-ROMAGNA FILM COMMISSION
ART as PASSION, RIGOR and DEDICATION: behind the scenes of the MOST IMPORTANT CONTEMPORARY DANCE COMPANY in ITALY.
The film takes the spectator into the heart of Aterballetto, the most important Italian company of contemporary dance, in that creative forge from it’s emblematic name Foundry39, it’s created from the remarkable architectural recovery of a foundry, located on the edge of Reggio Emilia’s historical city centre in italy.
The film goes into the creative process, how it takes shape, the colour and sound that is the basis of any artwork. In the case of dance, this work is made up of bodies which, from an initial state of disrupted chaos, informal matter, that evolve to become organized according to a very precise order. Elaborated by the choreographer and of which each dancer becomes a sign, a colour, a line.
The Aterballetto company today, is an example of an international ensemble, formed by dancers from all over the world. It’s also the company’s vocation, they are often engaged in trips abroad.
DECLARATION OF THE AUTHOR
Foundry39 doesn’t intend to tell the company’s history. It wants to bring the spectator into the heart of Aterballetto, into that creative emblematic name of the Foundry39.
The main space is the great auditorium where the Company carries out its activity. In the upper part are the Foundation’s offices, which overlook the covered square. A suspended wooden and steel walkway connects the two wings of the Foundry offering an unusual view from the top of the main rehearsal room. An Unusual feature of the building is its double sides: sunny and bright in the day, mysterious and fascinating in the evening. The names of the three rehearsal rooms are: – The Forge Hall, The Fusion Room and The Formation Room – they maintain an ideal bond between the former and the new destination of the building: even in choreography the movements must be forged, fused and “formed” to create dance .
The documentary aims to unveil how Aterballetto’s dance becomes a work of art, where dancers blend into one body, something that was not there before and which is relived in every show.