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Prototype Hero. Jacopo Godani 2005

CND ARCHIVE REPERTOIRE 90/11. GUEST CHOREOGRAPHERS

Prototype Hero. Dancer:Tamako Akiyama and Randy Castillo
  • Choreography: Jacopo Godani
  • Music: Steven Mackey
  • Music, Sets, Light Design and Costumes:
  • Jacopo Godani
  • World Premiere by Compañía Nacional de Danza at Teatro de la Zarzuela (Madrid), October 28th, 2005.

Jacopo Godani is considered to be one of the most required young choreographers of the present moment. At 38 years old, he has already upon his back a very important career and in front of him a packed agenda for the next three years. He recognizes the great importance of those ten years he spent by the side of William Forsythe at Ballett de Frankfurt. “I cannot forget that period. We danced with so much energy and a free spirit. On stage, we ate it all. After that, I started creating full sections of his ballets, and arrived to create original ballets for the Frankfurt Ballet as well as for other companies”. Godani owns an impetuous and seductive style apparently very free, but with a complex structure and absolutely personal. His spirit can be defined as that of a rebel with a cause: the result of his irredentism and ant conformism. “My ideal would be to act as the voice of new generations, to fight against mediocrity and conformism in this horrible world we are constructing all around”. The same idea that he’s got in the way he works when preparing a ballet, motivating the dancers to overcome their own limits, to listen to their bodies, to discover themselves and be able to move freely, further than the limits drawn by technique, with intensity but effortless. “I do not intend to play the artist, only. In my work I like to do it all: I design the sets and costumes, I also do the light design as well as the composing of the music in a recording studio. I’d love to have my own company, like an assault group, a command unit, more than only a dance ensemble. My dream is to count with a group of global artistic production”.

  • Excerpts of the interview made by Valentina Bonelli (Vogue Italy September ´05).
  • Realization of wardrobe: tailoring of the Company.

Tickets

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    • SHANGHAI (CHINA P.R.)

    •  SHANGHAI INTERNATIONAL DANCE CENTER
    • 18, 19 (19.30h) & 20 (14h)  October, 2019
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    • A CORUÑA (SPAIN)

    • PALACIO DE LA ÓPERA
    • 22 & 23 November, 2019
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    • MADRID (SPAIN)

    • TEATRO DE LA ZARZUELA
    • 10 to 22 December, 2019
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    • SEVILLA (SPAIN)

    • TEATRO DE LA MAESTRANZA
    • 9 to 12 January, 2020 - 20h
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    • MADRID (SPAIN)

    • AUDITORIO NACIONAL DE MÚSICA
    • 8 March, 2020
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    • Carmen Johan Inger. Picture: Jong-Duk Woo

    • VALENCIA (SPAIN)

    • PALAU DE LES ARTS
    • 26 to 29 March, 2020
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    • Carmen by Johan Inger

    • PERPIGNAN (FRANCE)

    • THÉÂTRE DE L'ARCHIPEL
    • 6 & 7 May, 2020
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      • LUDWIGSBURG (GERMANY)

      • FORUM AM SCHLOSSPARK LUDWIGSBURG
      • 17 & 18 July, 2020

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