The Italian Cultural Institute of Mexico City presents the new choreography ‘Mondo’ by Italian dancer Gennaro Lauro on 4 August.
For the second time invited to the International Contemporary Dance Festival of Mexico City FIDCDMX, Lauro describes his show as follows:
‘Mondo’ (‘World’) means earth, but also the game of ‘bell’ and is the opposite of unclean. This research moves from the observation of what I would call the supremacy of the result. Our photos, our resumes, our profiles: images, moments, points of arrival, results, which we claim to be a definition or a definitive version of ourselves. Our eagerness for fulfilment. Our desire to be something forever. Or to be things tout court. Then there is the breath. That continuous and relentless act that accompanies us throughout our lives, with no other end than the simple and mere fact of keeping us alive. ‘World’ means this to me. The endurance of a child playing hopscotch in a playground. The never-ending purity that emerges from the continuous act of sculpting. The totality of facts and not of things.
Gennaro Lauro has worked as a performer since 2013 for the Italian companies Sosta Palmizi (Sulla Felicità), of which he is an associate artist, and Atacama (Un bambino), in Romeo Castellucci’s creations, Moses und Aron, for the Paris Opéra and Teatro Real in Madrid, and Tannhäuser for the Bayerische Staatsoper in Munich and the NHK in Tokyo. He also danced in Cindy Van Acker’s creation Zaoum, as well as in Flora Gaudin’s Visseuse Éléctrique and in Fabian Ruiz’s Liminal by Circo El Grito.
More information at: iicmessico.esteri.it.