Collective CineticO. <age> (2014)
concept and direction by Francesca Pennini
collaboration by Angelo Pedroni
production: CollettivO CineticO, Romaeuropa Festival, Armunia / Festival Inequilibrio, L’Arboreto Teatro Dimora di Mondaino, CSC Centro per la Scena Contemporanea / Operaestate Festival Veneto, Festival miXXer / Conservatorio di Ferrara, Danae Festival
with the suppport : Fondo per la Danza d’Autore della Regione Emilia Romagna
Premiere, 21 October 2012, Opificio Romaeuropa, nell’ambito della rassegna DNA del Romaeuropa Festival.
Prizes: “Performance 2012. Rithinking Cage”, project by Valentina Valentini, promoter: Centro Teatro Ateneo, Università La Sapienza Roma, Fondazione Romaeuropa, L’arboreto – Teatro Dimora di Mondaino, Armunia/Festival Inequilibrio di Castiglioncello eCSC – Centro per la Scena Contemporanea/Casa della Danza di Bassano del Grappa.
Portraits of Adolescence 2.0: notes on <age> by CollettivO CineticO
by Angela Bozzaotra
“THESE words are like THESE are”: this is one of the sentences the nine teenage performers write with their bodies in one of the many sculptural tableaux that make up CollettivO CineticO’s performance <age>. Photography (mostly fashion photography), dance and visual installation are the fields towards which the performance gravitates – a performance of age and of the thorniest and most complex of ages, adolescence.
The show was presented in 2012 as part of the DNA Programme of the Romaeuropa Festival, where it won the Cage Prize, and was revised in a new edition in 2014. The fruit of a workshop series with a set of young performers, the performance displays a form of choreographic writing that develops into an ongoing performative experiment. The nine teenagers are nine anonymous “examples” of the teenager, they compose and decompose kinetic sculptures with their bodies, they de-subjectivise themselves and melt into a group in which biographical data is treated statistically. The result is an irreverent parody of the icy condition of the subject in a 2.0 society, where the characters are merely the avatars of themselves, “likes” on a page, faces in an anonymous mosaic of miniatures.