The winner of the Prospective Dance Theater 2023 Award is YoY Performing Arts
The winner of the Prospective Dance Theater 2023 Award is YoY Performing Arts collective with the choreography Inesorabilmenteunavia. Congratulations and heartfelt thanks also to the other 8 participants, especially Siro Guglielmi, Roberto Tedesco, Frantics Dance Company, the 3 finalists selected by the jury.
On Sunday, Oct. 15, the fourteenth edition of the International Perspective Dance Theater Prize, which supports young contemporary dance, concluded. The international jury of experts expertly and carefully examined the 8 selected proposed projects, opening to a constructive and valuable dialogue with the artists. It was an emotionally charged evening that of the final, which saw the 4 finalists selected by the jury, Siro Guglielmi, Roberto Tedesco, YoY Performing Arts and Frantics Dance Company, perform on the stage of the Ridotto of the Teatro Verdi in Padua. Finally, thank you to the audience who attended this 12th edition of the Prize, to Fondazione Cariparo and Fondazione Banca Etica for their fundamental support.
The prize consists of a production grant quantified in euros 5,000, a one-week creation residency within the spaces of the Festival Prospettiva Danza Teatro and the presentation of the finished work in the programming of the 2024 edition-the prize is funded by the Cariparo Foundation and the Fondazione Banca Etica.
YoY Performing Arts – Inesorabilmenteunavia:
Our research stems from an interdisciplinary context, where different artistic languages meet for their complementary aspects. A central part of our artistic practice is to develop research that also focuses and questions joint, holistic compositional and expressive spaces. Music, movement and visual art begin to dialogue with each other, entering one into the language of the other and searching for a common “dialectic” that allows them to travel not on parallel tracks, but along a single path.
INESORABILMENTEUNAVIA is a kind of exhortation to search for new balances. The choreography proposes a path, posing itself as a decisive negation of the explosive and muscular expression of energy, which is often labile and transient, never representing true strength but only disequilibrium. In the performance, the repetition of movement becomes almost liturgical, tending to the achievement of a spirituality that draws inspiration from the idea of vital energy typical of Eastern philosophies.
The committee awards a ten-day artistic residency at Scenario Pubblico – Centro di Rilevante Interesse per la Danza in Catania to Frantics Dance Company and gives a special mention to Roberto Tedesco with the project Simbiosi, which consists of a performance in the 2024 edition of the Prospettiva Danza Teatro Festival in Padua. The Audience Award is given to Ordinary people by Frantics Dance Company.
- Hyperlove (2.0) by Siro Guglielmi
It was appreciated for the dramaturgical potential of the encounter between the two performers, the reflection on the stages of life, and the delicacy of care for transgenerational performance experiences.
- Simbiosi by Roberto Tedesco
Of the work, which hints at a valuable increase in both stagecraft and direction, the compositional structure, the complexity of movement writing and the precise study of the theme investigated were appreciated.
- Inesorabilmenteunavia by YoY Performing Arts
The commission appreciated the precision of execution, the intense connection of compositional planes, the strong visual impact and an interesting design methodology. This system of signs hints at a real potential for developing a personal and layered universe, capable of keeping the question of the body at the center.
- Ordinary people by Frantics Dance Company
For the committee, it highlights solid body confidence and detailed formal wisdom, which open up confident design evolutions with strong compositional legibility.
The committee consisted of Didier Deschamps (France) – Artistic Director of Festival de danse de Cannes, Valentina Marini (Italy) – Director Orbita-Spellbound/National Dance Production Center and Fuori Programma Festival, Maud de la Purification (France) – Dancer and assistant choreographer Compagnia Zappalà Danza, Stefano Tomassini (Italy) – IUAV lecturer and dance critic, Michele Di Stefano (Italy) – Artistic Director of Buffalo – Teatro di Roma, Alessandro Bevilacqua (Italy) – Artistic director of Festival Danza in Rete – Vicenza/Schio, Laura Pulin (Italy) – Artistic director of Prospettiva Danza Teatro, Eleonora de Logu (Italy) – assistant artistic director of Festival Prospettiva Danza Teatro and performer, Benedetta Bruzzese (Italy) – Programming and coordination of special projects Arteven Circuito Multidisciplinare Regionale.