BAROKTHEGREAT is the artistic collaboration between Sonia Brunelli and Leila Gharib (aka Sequoyah Tiger). Since its formation in 2008, BAROKTHEGREAT works in the field of live arts. Their works rise in the intimate and ancient relationship between dance and music. Based in Verona.
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Concept, set design, costumes: Barokthegreat
Choreography, with: Sonia Brunelli
Original music, live light effect: Leila Gharib
Co-produzione: Grand Theatre Groningen
In collaboration with: centrale FIES, Teatro Stabile di Verona
Duration 30’

Barok goes through the expressive origin of abstractionism. It builds a perceptive environment in which sound, light and the silhouette of a human figure create a rhythmic and chromatic flow of shapes inspired by astral images and electric impulses. In the search for a continuous evolution, the choreographic and musical composition is studied by overwriting: gesture and sound always preserve the memory of a first impulse continuously overlaped on new material. An incessant accumulation that determines the progressive lacerations of the contour, the tone and the dynamics. In the compositional logic of the elements, the body becomes a graphic sign, author of a condensed and nervous writing that penetrates the baroque musical plot. It frees itself in an essential landscape, drawn by a beam of light sculpted in real time by another body in action off the scene: they are gestural arm passages and colored filters that create oscillations of lights and shadows, remnants of an abstract cinema. Captured by the hypnotic flow of pure formal inventions, the viewer is invited to immerse himself in the continuous and circular, placing himself in a state of discovery. Like Galileo Galilei during his first observations of the sky and the motion of the earth.

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19/12/08 BAROK Grand Theatre, Groningen (NL) - premiere
20/12/08 BAROK Grand Theatre, Groningen (NL)
21/03/09 BAROK Bozar, Bruxelles (BE)
18/04/09 BAROK Teatro Palladium, Roma (IT) - italian premiere
21/05/09 BAROK MONDO, Teatro Felix Guattari, Forlì (IT)
28705/09 BAROK Teatro Valle, Roma (IT)
02/07/09 BAROK InteatroFEST, Polverigi (IT)
31/07/09 BAROK drodesera > centrale FIES, Dro (IT)
30/08/09 BAROK Kunstfest Weimar, Weimar (DE)
14/10/09 BAROK Theatre Frascati, Amsterdam (NL)
15/10/09 BAROK Theatre Frascati, Amsterdam (NL)
03/12/09 BAROK Short Formats festival, Teatro dell'arte, Milano (IT)
20/12/09 BAROK Insoliti Festival, Torino (IT)
05/03/10 BAROK Are We Human, Interzona, Verona (IT)
01/09/10 BAROK B.motion Teatro/Opera Estate Festival, Bassano del Grappa (IT)
15/10/10 BAROK Vie Scena Contemporanea Festival, Modena (IT)
16/10/10 BAROK Vie Scena Contemporanea Festival, Modena (IT)