photos Valentina Bianchi


choreography and dance Paola Bianchi
music written and performed live by Fabrizio Modonese Palumbo
light design Paolo Pollo Rodighiero
tutor Roberta Nicolai, Raimondo Guarino
outside perspective Ivan Fantini
science advisory board Laura Gemini, Giovanni Boccia Artieri, Annapaola Lovisolo, Alessandro Pontremoli
artistic residencies Lavanderia a Vapore, Centro Regionale per la Danza Piemonte,
L’arboreto - Teatro Dimora | La Corte Ospitale ::: Centro di Residenza della Regione Emilia-Romagna; Centro di Residenza della Toscana (Armunia Castiglioncello - CapoTrave/Kilowatt Sansepolcro)
production PinDoc
coproduction Agar, Teatri di Vetro, Teatro Akropolis
with the contribution of MiC and Regione Sicilia

Enérgheia is a word that indicates an act of transformation, or being at work, according to a usage that began to take place with Aristotle. Alongside activities that produce works, there are others in which act and work coincide. Such is dance, in which the enérgheia is both subject and object of experience.

Enrico Piergiacomi


ENERGHEIA was born from an emotional immersion in the retinal-mnemonic archives of about forty people to whom I asked a query: which are the public images that are impressed on your retina and that even after a long time continue to be alive in your visual memory?
Those fragments of events fixed on analogue or digital supports are pieces of History, a personal, collective mnemonic atlas. I received more than 350 images that went on to compose a sort of retinal archive, a mnemonic archive of bodies partially shared by a heterogeneous group of people. I then made a choice (88 images) linked to the numerical recurrence of the images and to my sensitivity. Through a long process of incarnation of those images ENERGHEIA was born. The process of incarnation was not limited to the copying/imitation of the image, but activated an in-depth analysis of the space, the tension, the forces, the rhythm generated by every immortalised action, by the investigation of the before and after, by what is beyond the image. Each image entered my body, deforming it, modifying its postures and tensions until it generated states of the body. The retinal archive entered my body; my body became the archive itself of those images through an anachronic montage that disrupts the time line of the history.

Based on the transformations of the body...

ENERGHEIA focuses on anatomy and close range look. A skin choreography, a poetics of the silent body.

From the retinal-mnemonic archives of Alessandra Cristiani, Andrea Grassi, Angela Fumarola, Attilio Nicoli Cristiani, Barbara Toma, Chiara Girolomini, Clemente Tafuri, Daniele Del Pozzo, David Beronio, Elena Di Gioia, Enrica Brizzi, Enrico Pastore, Enrico Piergiacomi, Fabio Barovero, Fabrizio Modonese Palumbo, Giovanni Boccia Artieri, Giulio Sonno, Graziano Graziani, Ivan Fantini, Katjuscia Fantini, Laura Gemini, Lucia Medri, Marta Bichisao, Michele Di Stefano, Paolo Migliazza, Paolo Pollo Rodighiero, Paolo Ruffini, Raimondo Guarino, Roberta Nicolai, Saba Anglana, Serena Gatti, Silvia Calderoni, Silvia La Ferrara, Stefano Murgia, Valentina Bravetti, Vincenzo Schino, Walter Porcedda. Thank you all.