The mathematics of the choreographic “phrase”, its placement within a system, its ability to be reproduced in time and the consequences that result from this are the starting point for this piece. From grammar to geography, information travels creating a linguistic impact on the space, in a never-ending desire to exchange, to breathe life into the dance as an environmental, explorative situation.
What makes a place inhabitable? The architecture that contains it or the dynamic of that which passes through it?
A body that is dancing truly does so when it allows another dance to exist alongside it. In this way, we create a landscape; in this way, we move to upper quarters.
“Michele Di Stefano, one of the finest Italian authors. (…) “Upper East Side” is a tribute to the skills of the nine performers. They are superlative in this mature test of choreographic writing.”
Michele Di Stefano
Lorenzo Bianchi Hoesch
Reggio Emilia, Festival Aperto, Teatro Cavallerizza, 22 October 2014
Duration 23’ – For 9 dancers