(c) Michelle Davis

Marco D’Agostin
Die Jahre (The Years)

  • Dance

Someone once wrote that there is an insurmountable divide between what once happened and how that appears to us today – enveloped in a strange insubstantiality. Marco D’Agostins choreography “Die Jahre” represents an attempt to mend this rift: The dazzling story of a unique performer on the Italian dance scene invites us to play with our own memories. We journey on with Marta Ciappina, veering between the present, the moment of performance, and the past, in a web of coming and going that blurs stories, songs, and memories of an irretrievable romantic encounter.
A novel’s shadow slowly descends on stage and audience, with a prompt to write it together: A work borne out of a hundred hands that inspires us to cross our ruins and to look upward.

Choreography: Marco D’Agostin; with Marta Ciappina; soundscore and graphics: Luca Scapellato; lighting: Paolo Tizianel; talks: Claudio Cirri, Lisa Ferlazzo Natoli, Paolo Ruffini; video: Alice Brazzit; scenography: Piccolo Teatro di Milano – Teatro d’Europa.

A production of VAN. A co-production of Centro Nazionale di Produzione della Danza Virgilio Sieni and Fondazione CR Firenze, Piccolo Teatro di Milano – Teatro d’Europa; Emilia Romagna Teatro ERT / Teatro Nazionale; Festival Aperto – Fondazione I Teatri; Tanzhaus nrw, Düsseldorf; Snaporazverein.
With the support of L’arboreto – Teatro Dimora, La Corte Ospitale, Centro di Residenza Emilia-Romagna; CSC / OperaEstate Festival Veneto, Istituto Italiano di Cultura di Colonia, MiC-Direzione Generale Spettacolo and tanzhaus nrw, in the framework of the NID international residencies programme.
Supported by the Alliance of International Production Houses, funded by the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media. In media partnership with Istituto Italiano di Cultura di Cologna.