Fattoria Vittadini (IT)


6 - 7 October h. 20.30 pm
8 October 2017 h. 17.00

Grip is a performance in which different approaches to art come together. Dance, video, music, storytelling, shared writing, sculpture… Grip is the adherence of wheels to the road surface, a metaphor for adherence to one’s own life.

Starting from the comparison between two personalities, one voracious, intrusive but focused on his own needs (Riccardo) and the other fluctuating, respectful, but in search of himself (Alex), we asked ourselves, through the metaphor of the car and physics (the grip between two bodies), about the sense of adhering or not adhering to one’s own life, about running it to the extreme, to the limit and maybe even to the point of losing the grip. On the sense of necessity of doing this, on what drives us to desire it. The right to individual self-determination and (consequent) happiness are rights that it is so easy not to consider as fundamental before others of first necessity. But every human being has the right to have rights that allow him or her to adhere to his or her life, to recognize and acknowledge it. To guide it.

c/o private homes, the exact address will be communicated by sms the day before the performance


by and with Riccardo Olivier and Alex Mc Cabe collaboration with video artist Alberto Sansone and set/costume designer Maddalena Oriani


Fattoria Vittadini was born in Milan in 2009 from the desire of the eleven students of the course of the then Atelier of Teatro-Danza of the Scuola Paolo Grassi to remain united and continue to make their way together in the field of performing arts. An extremely heterogeneous and versatile group, they adapt to the plurality of languages with an ever-increasing professionalism. Over the years they have had the opportunity to collaborate with great artists, including Lucinda Childs, Yasmeen Godder, Ariella Vidach, Virgilio Sieni, Alessandro Certini, Emanuela Tagliavia, Jean Claude Penchenat, Maria Consagra, Matanicola and Maya Carrol, without losing sight of a personal research and poetics that they continue to investigate through the creation of choreographies within the company. Fattoria Vittadini has participated in important national and international events and festivals (among others, Biennale Danza, TorinoDanza, MilanOltre, Roma Europa, Ravenna Festival, Fabbrica Europa, A-Genre Festival, Un Automne a Tisser, Diversia Festival, Fringe Festival…). In 2011 it became an active partner in RIC.CI – Reconstruction Italian Choreography 1980-1990, a project to recover contemporary Italian choreography of the 1980s and 1990s conceived by Marinella Guatterini. Since 2012 the company has been supported by the Municipality of Milan. In 2013 Fattoria Vittadini won the regional competition Teatri del Tempo Presente with the show To This Purpose Only. In July 2014 it was invited by the Festival della Valle D’Itria to be the official company for the 40th edition of the festival, taking part in the works on the bill and signing some of the choreographies. Since 2014 Fattoria Vittadini has been supported by MiBACT – Direzione Spettacolo dal Vivo. Fattoria Vittadini are: Mattia Agatiello, Chiara Ameglio, Cesare Benedetti, Noemi Bresciani, Pieradolfo Ciulli, Maura Di Vietri, Gabriele Marra, Riccardo Olivier, Francesca Penzo, MariaGiulia Serantoni, Vilma Trevisan.

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