1. This work takes free inspiration from the exibition Histrionica in Ravenna (Italy)

    video and choreography Paola Ponti

    performers
    Debora Cavessi
    Gloria Grilli
    Monica Tamburini
    Silvia Pagani

    location
    Az. Agricola Galassi, Alfonsine (RA)

    music
    POLKA HOPKA
    "15h34 Vers des Sons plus Courts", author Grego Mondo, album "01 04 Theremin Des Charentes"
    "Polka Hopka", author Kapela dziadka Jozefa, album "1960-1996"
    "Le démembré", author Circus Marcus, Album "Danse Rèmy"

    Special thanks to
    Galassi, Az. Agricola Galassi, Alfonsine (RA)
    http://www.galassicarlo.com/
    and Luigi Berardi
    http://www.luigiberardi.com/
    for the opportunity to dance within the labyrinth and the art pieces, and the precious contibute they gave to this video performance

    My other channels
    http://www.youtube.com/user/tokyofaenza?feature=mhum
    http://www.youtube.com/user/iristeatrodanza?feature=mhum
    http://www.youtube.com/user/paolaponti79?feature=mhum

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  2. Viral (truth doubt expectation)
    Gruppo Desiderium
    2010

    Valessio Chiarini
    Debora Leonardi
    Matteo Valtancoli
    Damiano Banzola
    Mario Buonara
    Paola Ponti
    Roberto Laghi
    Monica Chiari

    music "Intro", author Cerebral Pain, album Erro No Sistema

    My other channels:
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    http://www.youtube.com/user/iristeatrodanza?feature=mhum
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  3. QdB (something good)

    Work in progress
    Francesco Valtieri and Paola Ponti
    music from Francesco Valtieri

    My other channels:
    http://www.youtube.com/user/tokyofaenza?feature=mhum
    http://www.youtube.com/user/iristeatrodanza?feature=mhum
    http://www.youtube.com/user/paolaponti79?feature=mhum

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  4. BUFO FABULA
    (Toad Tale)
    a work of Paola Ponti

    choreography and dance Paola Ponti
    light design Lorenzo Degli Innocenti
    video recording Chiarini Valessio, Federica Righini, Debora Leonardi, Paola Ponti
    video editing Paola Ponti
    cast Forlivesi Rina, Damiano Banzola, Paola Ponti
    props Cristina D'Alberto
    music “Protoculture”, author ACH_SO_JA, album Protoculture

    “Intersections.
    Liquid traces moving through the body.
    Skin and eyes are the places where the osmosis happens.
    Images appears from the memory of the skin,
    sensitive fragments are coming from the back of the eyes.
    'This is what I see when I´m inside the green mouth' “
    Paola Ponti

    A work about dreams. Goal to achieve.
    About the gap between the bony present moment, and the possibility of concreting an idea.
    Desires has to confront with the robust present and its gravity.
    An idea is still an ethereal potential, without weight. And has the power of seduce you that has hat is not in your hands,jet.
    On the other hand, a dream that comes true gains bones and skin, volume. Has round hips and laughing joints.
    I perform a ritual of passage, rendering sacred the moment when you realize that this broken dream is not the death of the dream, but the transformation of it.
    Experience is our teacher.
    Fried frogs as fragments of a broken ideal, a broken dream, food for the experience.
    The toad with the crown, from archetype of prince, of ideal love as in the tales, becomes the fragment to introject, to digest, to transform again in experience, in awareness.
    Here, desire and real present moment are coexisting.

    Paola's other channels:
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    http://www.youtube.com/user/iristeatrodanza?feature=mhum
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  5. ENG

    Short movie realized for the contest “Brevino 2009”

    With: Damiano Banzola, farmer
    Monica Chiari, graphic designer
    Debora Leonardi, studying philosophy
    Paola Ponti, dance
    Emanuele Valenti, working in a cantina
    Valessio Chiarini, working in a customer service
    Enological choices : Damiano Banzola and Emanuele Valenti
    Video recording: Valessio Chiarini
    Video editing: Paola Ponti
    Texts: Debora Leonardi
    Music: “Bohemia” and “A Última Dança”, author Cerebral Pain, album Erro No Sistema

    The earth as “mother-element”.
    The work of the human being.
    The possibility of free expressions, in gestures and movements.
    Game, ritual, and ancient memories: this are some of the symbols that wine could carry with itself.

    From memories, to the eyes.
    The passage happens by creating simple sequences of gestures, interactive movements that are carrying with them fragments of complex and different symbols: the conviviality of a Platonic Symposium, the sensuality of Dyonisiac dances, also the tenderness of the Salomon's grapevine as in the “Cantico dei Cantici”.

    From the preparation to the action, like in a ceremonial, you slowly discover the effects of wine in the gazes, in the typical but unusual gestures that this “symbol and blood of the grapevine” is inducing.
    To open bottles, to cheer, to pass glasses of wine. Melting inhibitions in a game of sensuality and complicity, switching places and positions in space. To tell subtlety“...the heart is sweetly burning, when Bacchus is warming us up”

    The fire, like the wine, is a concrete and present element in the work, there to recall something else: the heat of fire is giving to the skin what wine is giving to the throats and to the minds.
    The souls-heat is accompanying the bodies-heat.

    In the night, fleshes of light are reflected on the wine glasses.
    “Pay attention to the expressions of my face: you'll be able to read words written with fingers, words drawn with wine”
    After they heard those things, they all agreed to stay together without getting drunk, everybody drinking what they felt good”

    Quotes: Lorenzo de Medici, “Canzone di Bacco”; Genesi and Cantico dei Cantici, Antico Testamento;
    C. Baudelaire, “L'anima del vino” (I fiori del Male); Platone, “Simposio”

    ITA

    Interpreti: Damiano Banzola, imprenditore agricolo
    Monica Chiari, operaia e grafica pubblicitaria
    Debora Leonardi, laureanda in filosofia
    Paola Ponti, danzatrice
    Emanuele Valenti, cantiniere
    Valessio Chiarini, consulente al cliente
    Consulenza enologica specializzata: Damiano Banzola e Emanuele Valenti
    Video recording: Valessio Chiarini
    Video editing: Paola Ponti
    Testi: Debora Leonardi
    Musica: “Bohemia” e “A Última Dança”, autore Cerebral Pain, album Erro No Sistema

    La terra come elemento madre, il lavoro dell'uomo e la sua libera scompostezza.
    Il gioco e il rito, l'ebrezza e l'arcaica memoria: questo evoca il vino, come simbolo e sangue della vite.

    Dalla memoria agli occhi.
    Il passaggio avviene creando una sequenza che nella semplicità, iterazione, scompostezza del gesto, raccolga assieme tracce di una simbologia complessa e cangiante: dalla convivialità di un simposio platonico, alla sensualità delle danze dionisiache, passando per le dolcezze della vigna di Salomone nel Cantico dei Cantici.
    Dalla preparazione al compimento, simile ad una celebrazione, si scoprono sottilmente gli effetti, negli sguardi, nei gesti tipici ma inconsueti, che si legano al vino.
    Stappare, brindare, passare i calici, sciogliere le inibizioni in un gioco di complicità e sensualità, tra cambi di posti e posizioni, per raccontare sottovoce come “...or da Bacco riscaldati, arda di dolcezza il core.”

    Il fuoco, come il vino, elemento concretamente presente, è volto al richiamo di altro: il suo calore dona alla pelle ciò che il vino dona alle gole e alle menti.
    Il calore degli animi accompagna il calore dei corpi.
    Nella magia della notte, tra i bagliori di luce riflessi nel vetro lacrimante “presta attenzione ai cenni del capo e alle espressioni del volto: potrai leggere parole scritte con le dita, parole disegnate col vino”
    “Udite queste cose, tutti furono d'accordo di stare insieme senza ubriacarsi, ciascuno bevendo a proprio piacimento.”

    Citazioni d'autore: Lorenzo de Medici, “Canzone di Bacco”; La Genesi e Cantico dei Cantici, Antico Testamento; C. Baudelaire, “L'anima del vino” (I fiori del Male); Platone, “Simposio”

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