It was even according to Nicolao Valiensi, a high risk venture but this evening the applause which filled the Piazza Angelio at the end of the concert proved that the risk was worth taking – a resounding success as the musicians hand picked by Valiensi and the dancers from the Impermanence Dance Theatre based in London showed that dialogue and exchange was more than possible between contemporary dancers from a variety of countries and music written and performed as part of a jazz festival.
The risk was that the audience would not take kindly to this kind of experiment. Alessandro Rizzardi when introducing the event even made a small plea to the those seated in the piazza to give it time and some silence as they were about to see some out of the ordinary.
And out of the ordinary it was too.
A stunning mixture of movement, rhythm and emotions as Daniel Hay-Gordon, Eleanor Perry, Patricia Langa, Alessandro Mazzotto, Roseanna Anderson & Josh Ben-Tovim performed Nicolao Valiensi’s musical journey of the god Pan and his effect on the human race.
A night to remember.
“sometimes you have to remember not to dance – stillness has its moments” – Roseanna
Impermanence Dance Theatre was formed in the winter of 2010 by a group of friends came together to search for new ways of making work and living as dance artists.
IDT has worked with over 25 artists, accessed various local communities, and has performed in the UK, Italy and Germany.
They have received support, critical acclaim and deep appreciation both at home and away.
The company aspires to create work that has a deep resonance with any audience by exploring and then displaying personal stories, internal landscapes and socially relevant themes in a poetic and physical way.
It works with the ethos that if the performer reveals and confronts her shadows, she enables the spectator to do the same.
Impermanence Dance Theatre aims to make work of the highest quality that is rooted in socially engaged practice.
They are committed to using art as a vehicle to support people in their daily lives, and to producing inspirational theatre – their site is here
Impermanence is a highly skilled young company, serious about their development. Their training background, their high skill level both technically, creatively and choreographically, their approach to the development of performance work rooted in relevant personal and social subject matter and their desire to connect with communities and audiences at every stage of the development of a piece of work makes them a company with significant potential. –Mark Laville – Artistic Director, Barbican Theatre