BAROKTHEGREAT is a performative, musical and choreographic project founded by Sonia Brunelli and Leila Gharib. Since its formation in 2008, the imaginary of the group arises in the intimate and ancient relationship between dance and music. Based in Verona.
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Concept: Barokthegreat
Choreography, with: Sonia Brunelli
Original live music: Leila Gharib
Observation to choreography: Marco Villari
Dressing: Biscuit And Ball
Sound engineer: Martina Zanetti
Production: Barokthegreat
Production residence: Santarcangelo dei Teatri
Diffusion: DADAprod
Duration 20’

Fidippide is far away, softy leaning against the humid, velvet lined space of our collective imagination. He is the emule of the Attic warrior, a fitness of the bloody battle of Marathon and herald who bore the news of victory during the long run only then to exhale it with his last breath. When Barokthegreat and I thought of the title of the piece, at one point the term “gimlet” came up. A “gimlet”is a medieval craft tool used to drill holes in wood. This i show we worked: there are no evocative images piling up in this work, there is nothing visionary; instead there is a patient and exhausting movement timing on a specific point, wearing it out until makes a hole, the beginning of every vision.

Selected for Marathon of the Unexpected, 7° Dance Festival Venice Biennale

Ph. Lorenzo Simonini
12/06/2010 FIDIPPIDE Marathon of the Unexpected, 7° Festival Internazionale di Danza della Biennale — Venezia (IT) — preview
20/03/2011 FIDIPPIDE Uovo performing arts festival — Milano (IT) — premiere
05/05/2011 FIDIPPIDE Istantanee, Kollatino Underground — Roma (IT)
23/05/2011 FIDIPPIDE Interplay Festival — Torino (IT)
04/09/2011 FIDIPPIDE Crisalide XVIII Why Italy? — Forlì (IT)
01/12/2011 FIDIPPIDE SPAM! Rete per le arti contemporanee, Teatro Jenco — Viareggio (IT)
02/12/2011 FIDIPPIDE SPAM! Rete per le arti contemporanee, Teatro Porcari — Porcari (IT)
09/12/2011 FIDIPPIDE Signal Festival — Cagliari (IT)
20/01/2012 FIDIPPIDE Is it my world #4 Spazio K — Prato (IT)
02/12/2012 FIDIPPIDE Viso-in-aria, Artificierie Almagià — Ravenna (IT)
05/06/2013 FIDIPPIDE Rencontres Chorégraphiques — Paris (FR)
06/06/2013 FIDIPPIDE Rencontres Chorégraphiques — Paris (FR)