Spring Forward

Seeking Unicorn & Orchard - Spring Forward 2019 *OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

Sunday 7 April, 2019 | 12:15pm–1:15pm

Gentle Unicorn

Seeking Unicorn & Orchard - Spring Forward 2019 *OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

‘You aren’t the one interpreting me, I’ll show you the way to understand me. I take the responsibility to draw the image that the world will have of myself.’

Gentle Unicorn is a solo of subtle beauty and intelligence. In it Bersani approaches the figure and imagery of the unicorn from her own physicality. The artist presents a score of simple movement; the unicorn moves through the space while unfolding small gestures that are amplified thanks to its interpretative quality. The creator embodies that fantastic creature that reveals itself to us as terribly human.

Creation and Performance: Chiara Bersani
Sound Design: F. De Isabella
Lighting Design: Valeria Foti
Stage Manager: Paolo Tizianel
Dramaturgical Advice: Luca Poncetta, Gaia Clotilde Chernetih
Moving Coach: Marta Ciappina
Artistic Advisor: Marco D’Agostin,
Styling: Elisa Orlandini
Producer: Eleonora Cavallo
Administrative Advisor: Chiara Fava
Touring and Communication: Giulia Traversi
Ph. Roberta Segata
Production: Associazione Culturale Corpoceleste_C.C.00#
Co-production: Santarcangelo Festival, CSC – Centro per la Scena Contemporanea (Bassano del Grappa)
With the support of Centrale FIES (Dro), Graner (Barcelona), Carrozzerie | N.o.T. (Roma), CapoTrave/Kilowatt (Sansepolcro)
ResiDance XL - luoghi e progetti di residenza per creazioni coreografiche azione della Rete Anticorpi XL - Network Giovane Danza D'autore coordinata da L'arboreto - Teatro Dimora di Mondaino
Text by Gaston Core (Sala Hiroshima)

Aerowaves artist profile: Chiara Bersani - Associazione Culturale Corpoceleste — Gentle Unicorn


Seeking Unicorn & Orchard - Spring Forward 2019 *OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

A forest of vertically balanced poles, vulnerable to the lightest touch. Two performers navigate this precarious environment with the ever-present risk that one mistake could prove catastrophic. 
‘Orchard’ teeters on the brink between disaster and success and prolongs that state until it becomes uncomfortably apparent. It is a piece for now, a time when humanity is reluctantly crossing many thresholds, some of which promise to lead to almost inevitable disaster. How can we as humans adapt to overcome the constraints of our environment?

‘Like a rarefied circus act, it is part minimalist dance, part installation. Mesmerising and nerve-wracking.' Neil Norman for Resolution Review, 2018

Lead Artist and Original Concept: Elinor Lewis
Collaborating Artist: Nuria Legarda Andueza
Performed by: Elinor Lewis and Nuria Legarda Andueza
Scenography: Elinor Lewis
Lighting: Nao Nagai and Elinor Lewis
Costumes: Berthe Fortin
Supported by The Place & Goldsmiths College

Aerowaves artist profile: Elinor Lewis with Nuria Legarda Andueza — Orchard