The Dance of Reality

Concept, Choreography, Direction, Lighting: Patrizia Cavola – Ivan Truol

With: Nicholas Baffoni, Marco Cappa Spina, Valeria Loprieno, Cristina Meloro, Camilla Perugini

Original Music: Epsilon Indi

Costumes: Milena Corasaniti

Organization: Emanuela Mino

Administration: Letizia Coppotelli

Management and Distribution: Theatron 2.0

Production: Atacama

With the Contribution of:

MIBACT Italian Ministry for Culture


Co-production with Paesaggi del Corpo – International Festival of Contemporary Dance

Residence: La Scatola Dell’Arte

The Dance of Reality continues the search inspired by the universe of Alejandro Jodorowski, after the first step taken with the show I Float, I Drown, I Float. The research starts from the reading of “Mystical Cabaret” and the short tales collected in this book from the legacy of various philosophical cultures and traditions – Sufi, Buddhist, Alchemy, Koan, Haiku, Zen, Tibetan. A journey through the contradictions of the human being, but always in a humorous tone, because ‘Wisdom and witticisms are combined’ (Ludwig Wittgenstein).

Jodorowsky enchants us for his visionary look upon reality and the existential condition of human beings. While capturing them with accuracy and depth, he also projects them into a surreal and fantastic dimension, expanding their impact and meaning to an extreme length. Through his vision, existence looks like the journey of a travelling community, like a great circus where an overwhelming humanity in motion on an imaginary and submerged path continuously alternates between floating, drowning, floating.

We went through the topics and imagery that the stories suggested, then we created original and personal material which naturally distanced itself from its source. The main topic is the complexity of contemporary life, and the old, ancient nature of mankind persisting in contemporary times. Fragility, conflicts, relations, innocence, violence. Speed, unrelenting pace. Poetry blends with the grotesque.


Nuova Produzione 2020