HAPPY HOUR

Credits

Title :
HAPPY HOUR
Cycle :
Conti Sparsi [4]
Genre :
Duet
Date of creation :
2015
Length :
60'
DIRECTION & PLAY
Alessandro Bernardeschi & Mauro Paccagnella
STUDIO SUPPORT
Tanzhaus Zürich (CH), Aldes Festival S.P.A.M. (I), ACS Teramo (I), Volterra Teatro (I), Grand Studio Bruxelles (B), Charleroi Danses (B), Garage 29 (B)
PRODUCTION
Wooshing Machine
LIGHTING & TECHNICAL DIRECTION
Simon Stenmans
With their friendship and complicity spanning almost two decades, specifically working in Caterina Sagna's company, the two friends Mauro Paccagnella and Alessandro Bernardeschi meet again for a two-person choreographic project.

A choreographic act performed by two bodies who have lived the same number of years, two Italian emigrant dancers, almost the same weight, with more or less the same bald patches and more or less the same wrinkles. Two bodies that can trust one another, that can be crushed, trapped, refurbed, rejected and shrunk.

This dance takes its inspiration from Combattimento di Tancredi e Clorindaby Claudio Monteverdi, from Bob Dylan and from Italian pop music; it is a dance that delves into the memories of these two teenagers from 1970s Italy, born of the union of TV and infamous politics.

When our observation becomes more acute, each episode of daily life becomes an artistic fact.
Julian Beck

They are here, in this quality, which makes their movement, resounding in a complete precision on the HKAC's stage, the one, which makes us curious of each picture, moving however from humor to the melancholy bluntly.
Sylvia Botella

Happy Hour is a traveling project that is being built under different creation residencies.
Happy Hour come ora felice, come tempo condensato fuori dalla quotidianità in cui giocare sul filo del confine tra danza e amicizia, realtà e finzione.
Questa ora felice é la seconda tappa di un'opera in fieri.
Atti con poche parole, non giorni ma un'ora felice.
Dove finisce l'amicizia e dove comincia la danza e viceversa. Dove inizia la finzione e dove si perde la realtà. Domandine da due soldi, quanti se ne fanno facendo questo mestiere.
Cominciamo da qui, restiamo umani.
Questa la volontà nostra, dopo un percorso che per venti anni ci ha veduto spesso assieme e che adesso, a cento anni in due, formuliamo come linguaggio da noi agli altri in questo Happy Hour, dove se prendi uno, hai anche l'altro.

Quando la nostra osservazione diventa più acuta, ogni episodio della vita quotidiana diventa un fatto artistico.
Julian Beck

Happy Hour é un progetto itinérante che si costruisce attorno a una serie di résidenze di creazione.
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Tour dates

May 17, 2014 | Work in Progress #1 - Festival S.P.A.M. - Porcari, Italy
July 22, 2014 | Work in Progress #2 - Festival Volterra Teatro - Volterra, Italy
October 24-25, 2014 | Work in Progress #3 - Garage29 - Brussels, Belgium
January 10, 2015 | Work in progress #4 - Electa Creative Arts - Teramo, Italy
May 16, 2015 | Work in progress #5 - Tanzhaus - Zürich, Switzerland
May 23, 2015 | OFFestival 2015 - Garage29 - Brussels, Belgium
June 26-27, 2015 | Premiere - Shouson Teatre, Hong Kong Arts Centre - Hong Kong, China
September 26-27, 2015 - MPAA/Broussais - Paris, France
October 8, 2015 | Centre Culturel Jacques Franck - Brussels, Belgium
November 15, 2015 | Teatro Mecenate - Arezzo, Italy
November 17, 2015 | Teatro Rossi Aperto - Pisa, Italy
November 19, 2015 | S.P.A.M. - Porcari, Italy
February 2, 2016 | Festival ProPulse - Halles de Schaerbeek, Brussels, Belgium
March 11, 2016 | ALT Festival das Artes Escénicas de Vigo - Vigo, Spain
May 04, 2016 | New Baltic Dance Festival - Vilnius, Lithuania
June 10-11, 2016 | D Festival, Les Tanneurs - Bruxelles, Belgium
July 07-27, 2016 | Théâtre des Doms, Avignon, France
Agust 04-14, 2016 | Summerhall, Fringe Festival, Edimburgh, Scotland
September 29, 2016 | L'Usine à Gaz, Nyon, Switzerland
October 25, 2016 | Centre Culturel du Centre, La Louvière, Belgium
October 28-29, 2016 | Gender Bender, Bologna, Italy
October 31 - November 1, 2016 | Charleroi danse / Festival Bis-arts, Charleroi, Belgium
January 23 - 27, 2017 | Théâtre de la Bastille - Paris, France
March 21 - 23, 2017 | CDC POLE SUD, Strasbourg, France
March 31, 2017 | Theater Festival of Mourenx, France
May 23-24, 2017 | Théâtre du Bois de L'Aune, Aix-en-Provence, France
June 22, 2017 | CCN Tours - Tours, France
June 30, 2017 | Le Manège, Maubeuge, France
February 8, 2018 | Théâtre de Lisieux, France
June 08-09, 2017 | Théâtre Les Tanneurs, Bruxelles, Belgique
June 12-16, 2018 | Théâtre des Bernardines, Marseille, France

Press review

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