by: Marco Valerio Amico, Rhuena Bracci – with: Rhuena Bracci – sound: Roberto Rettura – produced by: e / gruppo nanou, L’Officina-atelier marseillais de production (Marseille, France) – co-produced by: L’animal a l’esquena and Cra’p (Espana), Indisciplinarte
(Italia), El Teatro (Tunisia), Haraka (Egypt) – with the contribution of: Founds Roberto Cimetta, Regione Emilia-Romagna Assessorato alla Cultura – supported by: Città di Ebla, PimOff, Cantieri
Staging an athlete caught in the intimacy of the preparations for the gymnastic exercise, in order to display the body in its fragility and diametrically opposed to its strength. The moment of suspension, of all chances of change, of all potential directions. To catch the athlete’s thought before the vertigo in order to understand his silence. The sound made of breathes, breathlessnesses, claps, encouragements, create a subjectivity that tells about the loneliness of the athlete, while design a collective vision.
gruppo nanou was created in Ravenna in July 2004 by Marco Valerio Amico, Rhuena Bracci and Roberto Rettura, as a meeting place of different research fields that characterize the work of each artist: the body, the sound and the image, that communicating one with the other find a common language that gives life to an organic work.
gruppo nanou focuses its research on the body, defined as: body/sound, body/object, body light, which are all involved on the same level of the body of the performer. In this way the performer becomes just a sign among the signs. and the choreography is used as the common language of the various artistic specializations.