March 12 – 13, 2024
Running time 60’
In a back-and-forth between past and present, the collective Kor’sia interprets big dance classics in a contemporary vein. On a tennis court, dancers wearing shorts and holding rackets adapt for today’s audience Jeux, a ballet choreographed by Nijinsky at the beginning of the twentieth century. Far from aiming to reproduce or recreate the work, but rather wishing to bring two distant eras close together on a joint timeline, Kor’sia borrows from Nijinsky and innovates through the lens of today, using electronic beats that approximate the rhythms of Russian dance, and fusing classical and contemporary dance, so as to reveal the historical work’s potential to be brought back to life. Kor’sia, recipient of the 2023 Fedora Prize, is recognized as one of today’s most renowned international companies.
Antonio de Rosa and Mattia Russo are the choreographers and artistic directors of the group Kor’sia, which is based on the creation of artistic devices that find their epicenter in the body and movement. Together as choreographers, they have created ballets for the Nederlands Dans Theater (NDT), Hessisches Staatstheater, Luzerner Theater, National Dance Company of Madrid, Bern Ballet. In January 2015, they created the Kor’sia collective in Madrid with researcher Giuseppe Dagostino and performing arts teacher and artistic consultant Agnes Lopez Rio.
artistic direction and choreography: Mattia Russo, Antonio de Rosa, in collaboration with the dancers dramaturgy: Kor'sia, in collaboration with Gaia Clotilde Chernetich, Agnès Lopez-Rio dancers: Edoardo Brovardi, Benoît Couchot, Angela Demattè, Antonio de Rosa, Helena Olmedo Duynslaeger, Giulia Russo, Alberto Terribile set design: Kor'sia, Mattia Russo, Antonio De Rosa voices: Marc Di Francesco original music: Da Rocha costume design: Luca Guarini, Adrian Bernal costume production: Mans Concept Menswear, Jaime Alvarez Design shoes: Camper technical director: Meritxell Cabanas production: Gabriel Blanco, Paolo Villegas (Spectare) co-production: Centro di Cultura Contemporanea Conde Duqu with the support of: Ministry of Education, Culture and Sport - Spanish Government, Community of Madrid, City of Madrid, Espai La Granja Valencia, European Festival, Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation (MAECI), Italian Cultural Institute of Madrid video: G.Cantos