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Artemis Danza – Violated Bodies

March 14 @ 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm


A Free Contemporary Dance Performance

Artemis Danza returns to the Twin Cities with Violated Bodies, a performance exploring themes of pain, anger, and redemption, set to a diverse musical range from Verdi’s arias to Julia Kent’s melodies, promising a deeply moving experience. Please Register Online Here.

We are excited to share another rich experience with the community. Here are the details:

Artemis Danza
Thursday, March 14th
7:00 to 8:00pm: Arrival & Drinks
8:00 to 9:00pm: Performance
Park Square Theatre
Proscenium Stage
20 West 7th Place, Saint Paul
No Cost to Attend – Register Online – https://www.theitalianculturalcenter.org/event-5631293

In Violated Bodies, a teeming community of female and male bodies is tightly held in the memory of a wound. Still open or healed, this wound reverberates on the scene in a constant dance nourished by impulses, instincts, anger, and pain, in which overwhelming group dances are interspersed with duets and solos, and defenseless bodies are joined by the violent and ruthless bodies of attackers on which never falls a veil of pity at least until they become victims.

Starting from the search for testimonies of victims of rape and abuse and from an improvisational work in the hall with the dancers, Casadei builds a show oscillating between raw realism and poetry dictated by a possible redemption. Antithetical colors – on one side the brilliance and light of gold, on the other the enigmatic darkness of black – for a precious upholstery of an imaginary domestic hearth where respect and love should reign.

On the musical side, Fabio Fiandrini’s remix of electronic samples ebbs and flows throughout the story in melodrama and symphonic music. Arias and overtures from Verdi’s masterpieces such as La Forza del Destino or Otello in the sublime voices of sopranos Callas and Tebaldi are mixed with famous symphonies, Bach sonatas, melancholic pieces by Alva Noto and John Zorn and with the tremors of Julia Kent’s cello from Empty Spaces and Alexander Litvinosky’s Pelleas et Melisande.


March 14
8:00 pm - 9:30 pm
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