CORPUS_Deposizioni e Visitazioni

Cango Depositions
Ten choreographic works by Virgilio Sieni

After a warm reception at Palazzo Strozzi, audiences will have another chance to see the choreographic paintings of depositions and visitations that grew out of a dialogue with masterpieces by Pontormo and Rosso Fiorentino.
Now taking place in the halls of Cango Cantieri Goldonetta, these scene-based works feature 39 performers (professional dancers as well as young people, elderly people and little girls) set to original music performed live by the cellist Naomi Berrill.

The choreography, ten pictures of depositions and visitation as told in the gospels, draws inspiration from what came before it: works by the great masters of Florentine mannerism, Pontormo and Rosso Fiorentino, in a journey to the origins of gesture and the proximity of bodies. Through listening, the performers give life to a series of pictures, parables that take shape in the “faith” of gesture.
In seeking a vision that expands in the space of a gesture, each choreographic act is prompted to resist completion. In this vita activa between stillness and unease, each painting gives rise to an archipelago of supporting gestures through a study of posture and the figure.
What emerges is the meaning of experience, of the human solidity of gesture as it reaches out in the darkness of space, as it asks to be heard.

The event was created for the exhibition
Pontormo and Rosso Fiorentino: Diverging Paths of Mannerism.