“kunikuli” by Gabriella Maiorino – 2008/10

The definition of desire is any movement “towards”: towards any other than here and now, away from the pure reality of the body as a “simple or realistic body” and against any idea of performance as a dry presentation of a concept. In fact the Trilogia is mainly hymn to the vitality of human condition and specifically to the feminine potential, the movement and the capacity of a creation act and an exploration of the fertile dialogue between obscure and light, mystery of (viscera) and emotion of the flight.

Trilogia del Desiderio is about femininity and the sacred. The triad incorporates a study of the complexity of the female world where rationality, emotions, essentiality and intuition draw an articulated dynamic. This gives birth to a body, which is full, rich, powerful, energetic and raw, but also subtle, intelligent, ironic, struggling, elegant and spiritual.

KUNIKULI (±20 minutes)

A duet for the dancers Cristina Leitão and Valentina Campora, based on the power, rhythmical and sharp strength, the direct energy of the choreography and androgyny of the body which don’t erase the dynamism of its sensuality.

Choreography: Gabriella  Maiorino

Dance:  Cristina Leitão, Valentina Campora

Music:  Simone  Giacomini

Light/set design:  Ascon de Nijs

Choreography assistant:  Marlene Vilhena


“(…) then comes Gabriella Maiorino with Kunikuli and Underground, the 2nd and 3rd part of Trilogia del Desiderio. Maiorino researches and illuminates in her Trilogy the complexity of the feminine world. Dancers Cristina Leitão and Valentina Campora, embody in their three short detached fragments, the strong, androgynous woman, with millimetre hair, unisex white tops and jeans.”

Bregtje Schudel, Het Parool, 3 July 2009 (NL)


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Produced by DWA Amsterdam. Has been in research since August 2008 inRosas/P.A.R.T.S Summer Studios08, and in 2009 in Danswerkplaats Amsterdam and at the Art Laboratory of Talile Dance Company in Amsterdam.


Performance list:

2009

26 June:  try-out kunikuli, Danswerkplaats Amsterdam (NL)

27 June: try-out kunikuli, Danswerkplaats Amsterdam (NL)

28 June: try-out kunikuli, Danswerkplaats Amsterdam (NL)

4 July: Premiere kunikuli in the event I LIKE TO WATCH TOO in ParadisoJulidans Festival 2009

29 August: Uitmarkt Amsterdam

2 October: Kunikuli, Bizonder Goede Vrijdag, DWA, Amsterdam

30 October: Kunikuli, Culturalis ,Den Haag (NL)

13 November: Kunikuli – Punch! Festival, DWA Amsterdam

14 November: Kunikuli – Punch! Festival, DWA Amsterdam

15 November: Kunikuli – Punch! Festival, DWA Amsterdam

11 December: Trilogia del Desiderio – Danswerkplaats Amsterdam

12 December: Trilogia del Desiderio – Danswerkplaats Amsterdam

13 December: Trilogia del Desiderio – Danswerkplaats Amsterdam

2010

28 May: Kunikuli – Bijlmer Park Theater, Amsterdam

Imagem 3review Het Parool, 3 July 2009