LEONARDO DA VINCI – Anatomie Spirituali

Conception and choreography Raphael Bianco
Choreography assistant Elena Rolla
Maitre de ballet Vincenzo Galano
Music Alessandro Cortini
Sound concept Diego Mingolla
Lights Enzo Galia
Scenery Massimo Voghera with Renato Ostorero
Dancers 8
Duration 50 min

“LEONARDO DA VINCI – Anatomie Spirituali” is the second part of “Ergo sum” project by Raphael Bianco for Compagnia EgriBiancoDanza, a project divided into four parts, beginning with the ballet “ESSAIS – d’après Montaigne” in December 2018.

“Ergo Sum” is a meditation on the very concept of existence, through the exploration of ideas and intuitions of outstanding personalities of philosophy and science (Montaigne, Leonardo, Einstein, Descartes).

“LEONARDO DA VINCI – Anatomie Spirituali” is dedicated to the genius of Leonardo da Vinci in the 500th anniversary of his death. A tribute to the great inventor, scientist, author, humanist.

A choreographic and choreologic work, pushing the body between stillness and motion: significance comes out of it, without a deliberate narration.

Our body, made of flesh and blood, is direct by a mind and gets life from a heart. But when we reflect upon more deeply we may wonder: what is our relation with different areas of our body? Which ones would we conceal? Which ones do we like? Which ones face the world and which ones should be hidden? Where do we feel strength and energy and where fragility? An investigation on the dancer’s body, a real process of anatomical dissection. A choreographic itinerary with esoteric perspectives, a mysterious ritual producing, here and there, images which might upset being surreal, joyful, comic, poetic. A creative process getting through multimedia dimension, natural sounds (Leonardo’s favourite) as well as, echos of renaissance music, its inspiration of flowing from Leonardo’ s anatomy sketches: never just exercise of style, but deep investigation on life and its progressive fading.

The work will be built in three versions:
Full evening 60”
Excerpts 20”
Pills for a museum installation