The winners of 13th edition of Prospettiva Danza Teatro International Prize are Sofia Galvan/Stefania Menestrina
The winners of the 2022 Perspective Dance Theater Prize are SOFIA GALVAN / STEFANIA MENESTRINA with the choreography Ototeman, which was also awarded the Audience Prize. Congratulations and a heartfelt thanks to the other eight finalists, in particular to the 4 finalists selected by the jury, Francesco Curci, Pergallini / Pitarresi, Nicola Galli.
The 13th edition of the International Perspective Dance Theater Prize, which supports young contemporary dance, ended on Sunday 16th October. The international jury of experts examined the 8 selected projects proposed with skill and attention, opening up to a constructive and precious dialogue with the artists. An evening full of emotions that of the final, which saw the 4 finalists selected by the jury perform on the stage of the Ridotto of the Verdi Theater in Padua: Francesco Curci, Pergallini / Pitarresi, Nicola Galli, Sofia Galvan / Stefania Menestrina. Finally, thanks to the public who attended this twelfth edition of the Prize, the Cariparo Foundation and the Ethical Finance Foundation for their fundamental support.
The prize consists of a contribution to the production quantified in 5.000 euros, a one-week creation residency within the spaces of the Perspective Dance Theater Festival and the presentation of the finished work in the programming of the 2023 Edition – the award is financed by the Cariparo Foundation and the Ethical Finance Foundation
SOFIA GALVAN/STEFANIA MENESTRINA – Ototeman:
The idea starts from the premise of not having one. This led to complete physical and conceptual freedom. Not having presuppositions does not imply not having an idea. We are linked by a common but alien state, balanced and uneven, continuous but intermittent, accurate and natural. A self-born flow of movement led the duo to create shape-shifting images that appear and disappear exactly as they are born. Among these, the most inspiring was the figure of the totem, a natural or supernatural entity with a symbolic meaning that is “evoked” within itself. Our guiding spirit is a light, ironic, complicit and carefree version of ourselves.
Ototeman‘s purpose is to explore the most instinctive part of our being, including both body and mind. The audience does not watch passively, but feels part of a multisensory experience as if the show were a meditation, a therapy, thanks to the use of very articulated space as well as the use of rhythm, producing elements of constant surprise. It is an extremely young and aware composition, which deserves the long time of testing, of the waiting mediated by the creation process, of the wide-opening compass search.
EVALUATIONS OF THE JURY
Our last song by Francesco Curci
The jury appreciated the risk taken in tackling a celebrated classic of the ballet repertoire, in an attempt to make it politically and socially relevant.
Sinopia by Pergallini/Pitarresi
The jury appreciated the transposition of the Adam / Eve archetype, despite the risk of the stereotype of a couple in dance, in a condition more attributable to the whole of humanity, through a dynamic and physical choreographic score on multiple levels of space.
Ototeman by Sofia Galvan/Stefania Menetrina
The jury appreciated a very articulated use of space as well as the use of rhythm, producing elements of constant surprise in performative terms, remaining faithful to a precise vocabulary of movement.
Ultra by Nicola Galli
The jury appreciated the immediate construction in terms of imagery made of different environments. The choreographic score, while not conforming to a more immediate exposure of the bodies, allows everyone to imagine a future, open and concrete space.