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SILVER VENUS (2018)

SILVER VENUS is an ensemble reconstruction of the feminine persona VENUS that combines the activity of silver with aquatic behaviour  It is a procreative anti-altar that transforms water into deeply felt sound waves and black fabric.

April 26th-28th, 2018
at the Dancemakers Centre for Creation, Toronto
Choreography by Andrea Spaziani
Made in Collaboration with and Performed by Nicole Rose Bond, Irvin Chow, Francesca Chudnoff, Alicia Grant, Julia Male, Claire Turner Reid and Matt Smith
Makeup by Jooyeon Kim
Costume Design by Buzz / Rebaie by Rebée
Score design by Gracia Gallo of Concept Citron
FULL CHOREOGRAPHIC SCORE HERE


THIS DESIRING PONY (2016)

Choreography and Performance by Andrea Spaziani
Text by Andrea Spaziani
Music by The Heimalich Manoeuvre (Lena Birgisdóttir, Allen Ferguson, Camilla Munck, Andrea Spaziani), and Colin Stetson
Video by Allen Ferguson
December 15-16, 2016

“This is an incantation for courage, a quest to soften, and to keep going”

This Desiring Pony is performed by the alter ego SCHPANDO. She materialized as a voice that brings consciousness to the unconscious of A Spaziani. She speaks indirectly, through technology, and performatively, in an attempt to improvise new forms that attend to the present moment as it is being listened to. She’s a character in a constant state of surrender, wearing the affects around her for the split second of their intensity. She is constantly morphing and slipping out from under the constraint of language, turning its meaning into malleable material for its own annihilation. She is a representation of how to get out of a constraint by going deeper into its particularities.

PREVIEW by Fabien Maltais-Bayda:

REVIEW by Victoria McKenzie

REVIEW by Robert Kingsbury

LINK TO UNBECOMING EGO MFA THESIS PAPER (research for this piece)

LINK TO FULL LENGTH VIDEO


RAFTERS (2015)

Choreography by Andrea Spaziani, made in collaboration with Alicia Grant and Julia Male
Audio score by Andrea Spaziani, with Music by Helene Smith, Colin Stetson, and Alice Coltrane
Presented at Audio Guides, Produced by Project Humanity
The Citadel Theatre, Toronto
March 5th, 2016
(30 minutes)
Influence is the occult ethereal fluid of a precocious voiceover.
Shades of a word, words of a shade.

LINK TO FULL LENGTH VIDEO


Manifest DENSITY (2017)

Choreography and Performance by Andrea Spaziani
Shown in-progress at Movement Research at the Judson Church, New York City
April 2017
(15 min)
"A study on emblematic ambition and power: I want to take on the gravitational force of nine pendulous medals that I found in the garbage so that I can absorb their confidence through physical resonance. I want to hear them clanging in my sleep, because I want to deserve them. Only one is silver and I change myself harder. Only when things work do they matter."


THE WEST (2019)

Sketch from in-studio research at Dancemakers Centre for Creation (Toronto)
(20 minutes)


Trio for four heads

Presented at the Transart Institute's showcase Loose Affairs at Somos Gallery, Berlin, July 25, 2015

Please listen using headphones. Lying down is optimal.