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‘Como neve’ dance show in Oslo
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‘Como neve’ dance show in Oslo

Categories: Culture and creativity -Music and Performing Arts
A dance show to build, sew, stitch and reinvent.
Come neve_close up dancers Credits Francesco Aurisicchio
Come neve_close up dancers

On the 6 April, the Italian Institute of Oslo, in collaboration with Orsolina 28, presents the dance show ‘Come neve’ (Like Snow) created by the choreographer Adriano Bolognino and performed by the dancer Rosaria Di Maro and Noemi Caricchia.

The work was commissioned as a performance piece in the context of the ‘Milk Teeth’ exhibition at the Nitja Centre for Contemporary Art in Lillestrøm.

Bolognino created the dance routine with the idea of translating well-being into dance steps in mind. The inspirational image was snow: the author contemplated the white of its outside and the warmth inside – the sense of protection and community that it conveys.

Before starting to work with the bodies of the dancers, the choreographer thought about creating an environment that would immediately express the idea of artistic creation, starting with the clothes.

So she decided to get the ‘Il club dell’uncinetto’ (The Crochet Club) project involved, a group of women who, during the pandemic, found themselves having to reinvent themselves, rediscovering an art and turning it into a new job. They bravely found a new light from which to start over,  a source of prosperity in what was such a dark time for everyone.

This precious handmade embroidery brings to mind the bodies of the dancers, artisans in their own rights, who with the body and movement are able to bring about something new, creative and original.

Something unique, like a snowflake that falls to the ground. This is a surprising affinity, since it is said that crochet was born in a small village, where a lady, very skilled in handicrafts, was fascinated by the spectacle of snowflakes falling on her windowsill and tried to reproduce their beauty with a cotton thread and a large curved needle.

The idea was to compose a piece of choreography as if it were crochet: an intricate yet sophisticated plot, a deliberate weaving that produces new forms.

Orsolina28 is an international dance training and creativity development centre. A dance school, a venue for intensive summer courses and workshops with exceptional teachers, performances and shows, Orsolina28 has been working for years to support the development of the talents and the education of artistic sensibilities of all those who are part of its large community.

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