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TELLING
STORIES

A MANIFESTO

We dance the everyday: the minimal, invisible, imperfect details revealing the deepest aspects of our human being. We dance the vulnerability: a wince, a contradiction, an hesitation, a wait. In a time that is a nostalgic now, leaning towards the future, moving from the individual with the obligation to speak in the name of everyone. In a place that is here, crossing and carrying the whole body to embrace the world. In a form that is an offered gesture, poor and peripheral, able to rename things.

 

(S. Mazzotta)

Zerogrammi's work, for the choreography of Stefano Mazzotta, always transport us into a poetic world, crossing a past of lost things, of ancient but perpetually new feelings. Where memories, nostalgia, dreams, illusions materialize in the painful or joyful bodies of characters who seem to emerge from albums recovered from old trunks, and resurface in the present. To tell us who we were, who we are today, what we have lost, and what we can still be.  (Giuseppe Distefano | Cittanuova)

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SHORT
BIO

Zerogrammi is a dance company founded in 2001, directed by choreographer Stefano Mazzotta, supported by Piedmont Region, City of Turin, and MIC/Italian Ministry for Cultural Heritage. The organic journey of discovery, leading to creation (over 30 titles realized in collaboration with theaters and festivals in Italy, Russia, Portugal, Holland, Spain, Germany) comes to compositional work through dramatic and choreographic research, social and educational projects, residences built around specific anthropological and geographical interests, practice of languages such as photography, plastic arts, literature, to give to the creative work new signs, new meanings and an experience-based baggage representing the essential tool with which we come to the construction of our artistic work, renewing its sense and urgency. (...) From these concept have arsose creations that embrace inspirations and stimuli from the most diverse worlds. Literature and philosophy, tradition and everyday life have given birth to original and sharp, ironic and intense performances, works marked by a careful integrity (Hystrio Award 2013).

Today the creative activity of Zerogrammi sees at work a family of 4 authors, 2 dramaturg, 1 creative producer, 1 technical director and light designer, 1 production assistant, 1 communications manager, 1 administrator and 15 interpreters.

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