by Stefano Fardelli
produced by Pindoc
with contribution of Mibac, Sicily Region
distribuited by Network AnticorpiXL

Svarupa - vyakta , actually, means “Self” in two different ways. The image that suggested me this idea was born in Varanasi. Varanasi is a city on the bank of the river Ganges. Access to the water is granted by a big stairway called Gat. One morning, at dawn, I sat on the steps looking at the atmosphere around me. The humidity created a sort of mist and the white hue of the sky melt with the horizon. On the other side of the river there’s nothing but the desert, and the sand seemed to end in the vacuum, giving me the sensation of floating on the clouds, as if I was on an imaginary island, which didn’t exist. And I thought I was looking at myself through the mirror of the waters, and through all that doing and being. The “self”, through the wire and the flowing of life, observes its own projection - as we observe our shade while we are walking, when we are able to see it. In the same way, in my choreography, I dance and observe my shade suspended above my head - the baloons, tied to invisible wires, which represent “myself” in another dimension.