14 September | h 7 pm
La Pelanda – Studio 2
This choreography explores the start of one of Europe’s most vast civilisations – that of Rome. Emphasis is placed on the dawn of a way of living that was forced to invent its own approach through organising a concept of cohabitation of the many rather than on successive territorial conquests. This is exposed in choreographic terms here – in terms of movement, direction and attitudes, the necessity of regulating human behaviour to orient it towards its own tutelage, as well as the recognition of crimes and of sanctions. The essential decisions that bore certain motors of social reaction, especially those that regard the initial forms of communal living, are retraced through the rhythmic and schematic shifts of a choreography which is best referred to as merely dance for the folkloristic feel of collective movement itself in this context. Rome gave its name to the first forms of law and the rules of Roman law are the first point of reference to the gathering of attitudes that we have picked up over time and which also comprise the legal part of affections as well. The primitive experiences that are at the basis of those legal abstractions, also make up human individuals – the instinct to survive, the sense of property, the concept of justice, the rationality of solidarity, judgement and, not lastly, the relationship of these laws with time, always there, in all its weighty relevance.