Inspired by the music of Polmo Polpo, Dario Tortorelli shaped a mysterious character from sound to a living form.
In a timeless motion, hidden behind his armor ‘Romeo Heart’ remains imperturbable. Pushing the light to different dimensions, bringing tension and resistance to each movement his figure slowly fades out.
Originally created in 2009, the concept of ‘Romeo Heart’ was presented as a solo for the One Night’s Dance (Dansateliers, Rotterdam) and is the beginning of a series of interdisciplinary works, like the movie ‘I have lost nature (short studies for Romeo Heart)’. Here, self-disconnected from its origin, a body is confronted with the lost feeling of nature in a minimal and poetic way to the pictures.
The performance of ‘Romeo Heart’ is a combination of lighting and powerful sounds that fuses with the endless movement of the body and was recently revisited for this performance.
The work of Dario Tortorelli, that consists out of a combination of different visual and performative medium (that not necessarily interact with each other) is presented under the name of diveinD | DarioTortorelli, that was founded in 2008.
'Romeo Heart' is in coproduction with WArd/waRD
Concept, choreographed and performed by Dario Tortorelli
Music: Polmo Polpo
Light design: revisited by Hugo Hendrickx (from an original idea of Remko Van Wely and Dario Tortorelli)
Styling image: Dario Tortorelli
Advice: Judit Ruis Onandi, Ann Van den Broek
*Special thanks to Rodrigo Leite de Oliveira for being my biggest inspiration in my work beside the nature.