Production Details / Press Releases
AeReA is the first part of a diptych that focuses on an object which has always functioned in principle to express ideas of belonging and separation, marking the distinction between a hypothetical us and them: the flag. In constant proximity, as part of a single anatomy, humans and flags emerge from a thick darkness, becoming the only propulsive motor of images. Silvery gray, the flags are cleansed of signs and symbols, brought to their plastic essence. A zero point without connotations in which everything can emerge, begin or disappear. As if belonging to a near or remote past, spectral figures take form through a score of unveilings, evoking a close and ancient brotherhood between two textile objects, flag and shroud.
The title takes two words that can be graphically overlapped and merged into a single term: ARA – AeReA. The first one, ARA, alludes to the place that in ancient times was dedicated to the sacrifice, here understood as a death-generating mechanism, inflicted as a gift on those invested with the highest power. The second term, AeReA (adj. air), indicates the physical quality of the flag, which achieves its greatest expression of power once hoisted, billowing in the air.
TFB Nr. 1545
Cast & Credits
by and with – Ginevra Panzetti / Enrico Ticconi
sound – Demetrio Castellucci
light – Annegret Schalke
costumes – Ginevra Panzetti / Enrico Ticconi
flag waving coach – Carlo Lobina / Flag-wavers association of Arezzo technical care – Paolo Tizianel
touring, promotion – Aurélie Martin
production managment – VAN
realized through the support of Premio Hermès Danza Triennale Milano
Tanznacht Berlin is presented by the Tanzfabrik Berlin.
Funded by the Senate Department for Culture and Europe. Multi-sector funding for Festivals and Series, 4 years.
Tanzfabrik Berlin / Wedding
The video documentation is produced by Kulturprojekte Berlin GmbH on behalf of the Senate Department for Culture and Europe. The purpose of this contract is to document productions in the field of contemporary dance in Berlin. The master recordings are archived by the University Library of the Berlin University of Arts. Copies of the recordings on DVD are available for viewing exclusively in the reference collections of the following archives (at media desks in these institutions):