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Diego Tortelli - FO:NO

Year / Length:2022, 50' (World premiere)
Choreography:Diego Tortelli
Dancers :Jin Young Won, Shay Partush, Luca Cacitti
In collaboration with:the beatboxer Timo Schnepf
Dramaturgy:Miria Wurm
Lighting design:Roman Fliegel
Production management:Miria Wurm
Technical director:Roman Fliegel
Co-production:La Biennale di Venezia, Diego Tortelli & Miria Wurm GbR
Supported by:Fonds Darstellened Künste with funds from the Federal Government Commisioner for Culture and Media within the program NEUSTART KULTUR Germany
Co-produced by:Muffatwerk Munich
Funded by:Cultural Department of the City of Munich
With the kind support of:Tanztendenz München e.V.
Winner of :Biennale Danza 2022 callout for a new Italian choreographic creation
Note:The perfomance of the 23.07 will be followed by a conversation with the choreographer


The starting point for Fo:No is the relationship between voice, body and identity, both in their actual and their negative forms. Speaking of the voice, its opposite is silence or dysphonia. The opposite of virtuosic body is the static. And the opposite of identity is the loss of peculiarity. The desire to analyse these relationships and interactions in a dance project was triggered by a very personal experience of Tortelli: “Over the past years, my father has had various vocal cord surgeries. I was able to follow the changes in the sounds and tones of his voice step by step, and saw how these changes also changed his posture, his interactions with others and his identity. For the first time I understood how the sounds made by our mouth, and especially our vocal cords, can define our body language and therefore our presence in relation to our surroundings”.

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