During the week beginning September 2nd MS & HS Curriculum Dance classes will be working with the Italian Dance Company E.sperimenti to explore contemporary practice. The week will culminate in a performance on Saturday, September 7th at 6:00pm in the ISM Fine Arts Theater. There will be a collaborative performance with dancers from all of ISM’s HS Dance classes (approx. 25mins) followed by E.sperimenti presenting their original choreography Convergenze (approx. 55mins). This is a free event for the ISM and Italian Embassy communities. No tickets are required; however, any ISM security card holder who would like to bring an outside guest should email HillmanM@ismanila.org for a link to the security clearance form, which will need to be completed before you can bring your guest onto campus. Please come and support this exciting collaboration.
This residency and performance has been made possible with support from the Philippine Italian Embassy in Manila and is part a wider project where the group travels between IASAS Schools with support from their respective Italian embassies. The collaboration will culminate at the IASAS Dance Exchange, which runs from the 20 to 22 of September where 10 students from each IASAS school and the various members of E.sperimenti come together to work on a final collaborative piece.
Convergenze explores the engaging and energetic relationship between the rhythms of electronic music, the ground and light. The choreographer, Federica Galimberti, sees this interplay of elements as a way of explore the ‘infinite fragility’ of man in relation to a changing environment. An all-male ensemble uses contemporary dance styles such as hip hop to explore the physical nature of environmental influences on humans. The convergences of various technical elements such as lighting design create heightened states for performers. In some moments this pushes them to the point of crisis and in other moments it encourages a dynamic, exalted state of being.
Choreography: Federica Galimberti
Music: AAVV and electronic processing
Number of dancers: 7
Duration: 55 min