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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Drum: Leila Gharib
Body: Sonia Brunelli
Duration 15’

Kobra is an anagram for Barok. It plays with the image of the snake and its symbolic power, here evoked in the vision by a mimic metamorphosis. The performance physically gathers people in front of an effective union of three elements: a musician, a dancer and the snake. The musical and choreographic language proceed in a homorhythmic way absorbed in a psychedelic and primitive force. The drumbeat draws the volume of the body as the center of gravity of ventral and spiral contractions. Eyes wide open, lips movements: the soul is exalted and athletics becomes legendary. Presented at festivals' opening and music clubs. Kobra is a "cameo" taken from Indigenous.

→ Live @ S/V/N/ Club #7 Buka Filmed by URSSS mistake television

Still images from video URSSS
04/06/2012 KOBRA Full Moon Saloon #6 Setoso a cura di Dafne Boggeri, Spazio O’ — Milano (IT)
20/04/2013 KOBRA Riot!Rest., Corte Radisi — Verona (IT)
20/06/2013 KOBRA Electro Camp, C32 performingartworkspace, Forte Marghera — Venezia (IT)
05/10/2013 KOBRA Dog Rose a cura di Anna Biagetti, Tesco — Faenza (IT)
12/10/2013 KOBRA EXIL #4 THE RING Benefit Strasse, Macao — Milano (IT)
06/03/2014 KOBRA Imagetanz Festival, Brutto — Wien (AT) — opening party
18/04/2014 KOBRA Freddanotte, Teatro Comandini — Cesena (IT)
28/03/2015 KOBRA S/V/N/ CLUB #7, BUKA, Ex Cinema Aramis/Striptease — Milano (IT)
05/09/2015 KOBRA Path Festival — Verona (IT)
05/11/2015 KOBRA The Others Art Fair, Ex Carcere Le Nuove — Torino (IT) — opening party