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Auditorium Ballet/Iuvenis Danza

In residency in June 2013 is Auditorium Ballet/Iuvenis Danza, by choreographer Greta Bragantini, contemporary dance company from Verona, who is working on the project Homo-Logo. Their work observes how in the deviant and deviant confusion between the concept of equality and that of homologation, society is today on the brink of mass uniformity. A glimmer of rebirth is the inability of the human being to truly globalize to the point of completely nullifying his own essence.

In the deviant and deviant confusion between the concept of equality and that of homologation, we have arrived today on the brink of the abyss of mass uniformity, of the lack of any peculiarity in the name of a constricting and aseptic globalization. This is the sad picture, acutely photographed by both cinema and the most recent literature, and from it the choreographer takes inspiration for the elaboration of this project. This forced standardization leads the human being to transform his individuality into a self-castrating generality by castrating, often even unconsciously, personal characteristics at all levels, from the deepest to the most superficial. 

An apparently unstoppable process, which sucks the individualities into the mass, the peculiarities into the replicated and replicating mediocrity of oneself: the extreme freedom one deludes oneself into living is actually the tightest of the cages. It is an ephemeral sensation, of gaberian memory, that drains the true essence of freedom: the subjects moving on the scene, convinced of moving freely and without constraints, are instead sad victims. 

It is the bodies of the dancers themselves, through their movements, that define - from within the "metaphorical" stage - a "box", which is not seen but suffered without almost being able to rebel. The white labyrinth that delineates itself, in a two-dimensional and deliberately decomposed way, on the floor is the projection of this unconscious virtual cage. But we are left with that "almost", which is a hope in the inability of the human being to truly globalize to the point of completely annulling his own essence; a hope that the choreographer wants to emphasize, in the conviction that through art we can recover this lost individuality, finding the courage of liberation in his own instinctive part. What can trigger it is the contact with the other human being: if the inevitable massification leads, almost absurdly, to a deep solitude, so inevitably and fortunately society leads to interaction, albeit occasional, between human beings. It is in this contact that the faint hope of liberation and, therefore, of true freedom is cradled. In a world of sounds and noises, of too many words of little weight, the choreographer chooses to give voice to her awareness and her hope of change through the movements of subjects wandering in space, circumscribed by themselves on stage, without even seeing each other. 

The title chosen encapsulates the intent described so far, combining - after careful lexical research - the Latin concept of "homo", in its peculiarity as an individual, with the Greek concept of "logos" as reason, capacity of thought, raison d'être and, therefore, also relationship. It is thus clear that these are the values to be re-emerged from that "homologation" in which, instead, too easily, they risk getting lost and confused. 

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