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Winter Forest

Winter Forest creates an unclassifiable landscape with a winter, glacial character, like a Nordic forest, obtained with special light effects reflected on a silk backdrop.



Choreography Fabrizio Favale
Dancers Daniele Bianco, Valentina Staltari, Po-Nien Wang
Set, costume and art work First Rose
Sounds recorded in zoos of different countries around the world Fabrizio Favale
Music Massimo Carozzi, Daniela Cattivelli, Christian Fennesz, Jónsi, Alex Somers

Co-produced by Festival Danza in Rete – Fondazione Teatro Comunale di Vicenza, KLm – Kinkaleri / Le Supplici / mk
Supported by MIBAC / Regione Emilia-Romagna
In collaboration with h(abita)t – Rete di Spazi per la Danza / Sementerie Artistiche, Crevalcore

Winter Forest creates an unclassifiable landscape with a winter, glacial character, like a Nordic forest, obtained with special light effects reflected on a silk backdrop. Here three dancers move in a dance made of the intertwining of a very high technical complexity and unknown movements, like creatures from other worlds. Space and costumes of the dancers have similar aesthetic traits, resulting in a camouflage effect. The choreography is built with a cyclical idea whose elements, while varying, return with an apparent randomness, as happens to thunderstorms and storms.

After having attended for a long time outdoor landscapes in their changes within the alternation of the seasons (The Invisible Seasons – Infinite Choreographic Cycle 2018-2021, awarded with the Siae and Mibac Prize For Who Creates and selected by the Big Pulse Alliance as one of the eight best European outdoor projects 2021 in the programme Open Air Commission), with this project Fabrizio Favale now investigates the concept of mimicry. Sometimes useful in nature, sometimes useless, mimicry is seen here first of all as an aesthetic event. A way of disappearing, dissolving into the surrounding, to reappear with the appearance of the surrounding.

His dance is oriented towards abstraction, typical of the American techniques with which he was trained. The choreographic landscapes that he draws in his works seem to refer from time to time to distant and unknown worlds, in which dance presents itself as a horizon free from interpretation and classification.

Fabrizio studied classical ballet with Denis Carey, Victor Litvinov, Sue Carlton Jones. Contemporary techniques with Andé Peck, Roberta Garrison, Jeff Slayton, Betty Jones, Nina Watt, Irene Hultmann, Louise Burns, Alwin Nicholais.

From a very young age he was awarded numerous scholarships including Full Scholarship at the American Dance Festival, Duke University, USA in 1990.
At 19 he was awarded with the Prize “Nati per la danza” at the Theatre Romolo Valli in Reggio Emilia and at 26 he was nominated “best Italian dancer of the year 1996” by the G. Tani Prize.
From 1991 to 2001 he danced for the Virgilio Sieni Danza Company.

Since 1999 he has created over 30 choreographies, receiving awards in Spain, Germany, Italy and Serbia, performing in numerous festivals and theaters such as Théâtre National de la Danse Chaillot Paris, Biennale de la Danse de Lyon, La Biennale di Venezia, Suzanne Dellal Tel Aviv, SIDance Seoul, Varna International Festival and many more.
His works have been co-produced by Théâtre National de la Danse Chaillot Paris, MUSEION – National Museum of Arts in Bolzano, Tanz Bozen Festival, Festival MILANoLTRE Milan, Fondazione Teatro Comunale di Vicenza.
In 2011, on the occasion of the presentation of the work “Un ricamo fatto sul nulla” at the Grand Theater of the National Academy of Dance in Rome, he received the “Medal of the President of the Republic for Italian choreographic talent”.

He invents a series of experimental programming formats, which will be invited by Italian Festivals and Theaters. The main ones are: “Piattaforma della Danza Balinese” (2014-2015) for the Santarcangelo Festival and “Circo Massimo” (2016-2017) for the Duse Theater in Bologna.

He collaborates with musicians and composers such as Mountains (USA), Teho Teardo (IT), Daniela Cattivelli (IT) and visual artists such as ZimmerFrei (IT), Lele Marcoianni (IT).

His outdoor project Le Stagioni Invisibili – Ciclo Coreografico Infinito 2018-2021, received the “PerChiCrea 2019” Production Award from Siae and Mibac – Italian Ministry of Culture and was shortlisted by the Big Pulse Dance Alliance as one of the best 8 European projects 2021 in its programme Open Air Commissions.

With the duo First Rose (Fabrizio Favale and Andrea Del Bianco), he also designs scenes, costumes and artifacts, which sometimes graft the choreographic works with an enigmatic figuration of strange beings, as hybrids of a kind of organic and inorganic world.

For the three-year period 22-24 Fabrizio Favale is nominated Italian Associate Artist of MILANoLTRE, Teatro Elfo-Puccini Milan.


Full: 10 euro
Reduced under 30, dance schools, Liceo Coreutico Matilde di Canossa, over 65, CRAL members Municipality of Reggio Emilia: 6 euro
Reduced price under 8: 3 euro


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