Jacopo Jenna


10€; 7€ (under 30 – over 60)


6th September | 08:45 pm
La Pelanda – Studio 1

IF, IF, IF, THEN is a probabilistic series, an algorithm on evolution. One of the principle of Universal Darwinism is that any information that is varied and selected will produce design. The choreography aims to culturally re-contextualizing the different grammars of movements, thus producing an abstract form of observation and definition of contemporary dance. The result is a deep stratigraphy of images upon images: one on top of the other, one after the other, they give rise to infinite layers of visual data drawn from the iconographic deposits of our repertoires, archives and, finally yet importantly, our memetic influence. The body yearns to be presented in a form of the virtual potentiality of innumerable material states, of which only a few come into being or take shape over time through an endlessly re-definable process. The dancers are the heralds of post-modernity and contain a bundled baggage of references, they have an hybrid background from street dance, hip- hop techniques and contemporary dance practices, making it easy for them to take on and move between different approaches and genres, making impossible to find a stable common ground and breathing space.

Jacopo Jenna is a choreographer, performer and filmmaker creating stage works, video pieces, and installations. The works are oriented towards research concerning the perception of dance or choreography as an extended practice generating a variety of performative context to reframe the body in relationship with movements. As a graduate of Sociology, he also studied dance in Codarts (Rotterdam Dance Academy). In Europe he has worked with dance companies, various choreographic research projects, visual artists and musicians

Caterina Barbieri is a Berlin-based Italian composer who explores themes related to machine intelligence and object oriented perception in sound through a focus on minimalism. Caterina explores the psycho- physical effects of repetition and pattern-based operations in music, by investigating the polyphonic and polyrhythmic potential of sequencers to draw severe, complex geometries in time and space.Her last solo LP Patterns of Consciousness (Important Records, 2017) has received critical acclaim and been named in several ‘Best of 2017’ music round-ups (Fact Mag, The Wire, Boomkat etc.). 2017 saw her release also the debut album of her collaborative project with Carlo Maria Punctum on Berlin’s imprint Summe.

concept, direction and choreography Jacopo Jenna
music Caterina Barbieri
dance and collaboration Nawel Nabù Bounar, Sly, Andrea Dionisi
technical direction and lighting design Giulia Broggi
print designer Alessandra Tempesti
organization Luisa Zuffo
production KLM – Kinkaleri, Le Supplici, Mk
co-production Centrale Fies, Danae Festival in the framework of  Next 2018 / Laboratorio delle idee per la produzione e la distribuzione dello spettacolo dal vivo lombardo / Edizione 2018/19
with the support of Bolzano Danza