Concept/Choreography Riccardo Buscarini
Music P.I. Caikovskij, L. Minkus, A. Adam
Composer Silvestro Sabatelli
Pianist M° Benedetto Boccuzzi
Costumes Francesco Colamorea
Lighting Designer Roberto Colabufo
Length 50 minutes
Producted by Equilibrio Dinamico
Co-production Art Garage
With the support of Teatro Pubblico Pugliese e AMAT
The creative process is articulated towards a return to ballet, an investigation on relationship based on the selection of some pas de deux of the classical repertoire whose musical and choreographic scores are revisited, disassembled, juxtaposed in a personal and unpublished key. The title is based on a wordplay between the word suite – which in music describes an instrumental composition comprising different dances with alternating rhythm but of the same tone or more generally, the set of instrumental pieces taken from several works and performed in a single concert – combined with the word escape.
The expression “sweet escape”, pronounced in the same way, in English implies the concept of romantic getaway. The lyricism of the pas de deux, the longed-for and awaited union between the protagonists or the tragic impossibility of remaining together, take on distorted and even wider contours in “Suite Escape”, full of ambiguities that define interpersonal relationships.
Suite Escape is dealing with presence and absence, closeness and emptiness. Four interpreters multiply the relationship of the pas de deux by two, through an intricate and knotty pair work that pushes the bodies to leave their axis in a cooperation of equilibrio and forces leading to an escape from the other rather than the fulfillment of an harmonious gesture.
And thus, in “Suite Escape” the movement becomes a means of negotiation, and the pas de deux is a moment of opposition between the individual will and the group’s will.
It is a contemporary work that provides a vision of dance as an art that looks back at its past and at the same time chooses to escape from it, departing from its original principles through a mixture of different personal languages.