Studio LaborGras - Raffaella Tempesta

Sunday June 17th, 18:00 h

DOVE PRIMA (Where Before)

Raffaella Tempesta & Raphaelle Pacault

Guestperformance at Studio LaborGras

Tickets: 5 Eur

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Studio LaborGras - Raffaella Tempesta

DOVE PRIMA (Where Before)


Reading accompanied by dance, violin and poems of Italian poet Laura Fusco

With Raffaella Tempesta and Raphaëlle Pacault
Director: Olaf Dröge
In presence of the author

Performed in four languages: Italian, German, French and English: "Translations by Brenda Porster & Marina Spiazzi"

A danseuse being silent, lifeless on a chair under „a light bulb that is just about to burn out“, lost in an empty room, resonating with herself but at the same time being beside herself. This first scene is the beginning of a journey along the traces of Laura Fusco’s poems. Poems that tell about women, about women and men, about love and loneliness, about stagnation and departure, about restless waiting, about breakdowns and new beginnings. The same images recur constantly in her poems; Images of water and blood, images following the search for one’s body, images expressing the recovery of one’s own identity. Poems that catch the subject of time in all its facets: time that fades away, time that stands still, time that flows. Memories, visions, suspicions, intuition, lost moments. The Italian lyricist Fusco weaves all these images into an artistic synthesis. The dancer Raffaella Tempesta traces the words, feelings and images expressed by Fusco’s poems and conveys them in her body movement or while at rest. The violinist Raphaelle Pacault accompanies the dancer’s movement with music on a violin that sings, screams, cries, whispers and laughs. Inspired by Fusco’s texts, the two artists embark on a journey, searching for a connection of word, dance, tone and silence.

Actress, dancer and teacher, Raffaella Tempesta made her theatre training in Italy (Quellidigrock, Center of Theatrical Biomechanics, training-courses with Pippo del Bono, Enrico Bonavera…). In France, she discovered the performance's universe and she specialized in Contact Dance and improvisation (R. Crisp, K. Sebbar, K. Simpson, R. Chung…), mime of Décroux (G. Gainon) and aikido. She also dances Argentine Tango and develops the new concept of Alternative Tango (tango nuevo et tangocontact). Currently, she is a interpreter and a teacher for the Theater Eukitea in Berlin. Between Berlin and Paris, Raffaella performs in very differents areas : from Shakespearean Theatre (last play : Wie es euch gefällt -Augsburg) to the Tango-Theatre Shows (L’amour fou – Berlin ; Cabaret Tango – Paris),  as well as theatre for young audiences and Dance Theatre. Body working and improvisation are still part of the creation process : the body is always "dancing", even in the classical theatre.

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Raphaëlle Pacault, violonist, first studied at the Conservatoire National de Région in Rennes (France). She further studied at the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique in Lyon, from which she graduated in July 2005, before attending Michaela Martin's class at the Hochschule für Musik in Köln. She has since been playing in many orchestras including the Orchestre de l'Opéra de Lyon, the Orchestre National de Lyon, the Verbier Festival Orchestra, the Orquestra dem Palau de las Artes "Reina Sofia" in Valence (Spain), in a classicaljazz group (“Rendez-vous”, Lyon) and for theater creations. Since 2009 she’s studying barock music in Germany with Irmgard Huntgeburth and Petra Müllejans, and now playing with the baroque ensembles Ensemble Sans Souci, Capella vitalis, Elbipolis, New Century Baroque.

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Laura Fusco, italian director and writer begins to write poetries at 13 year old. During her studies in France she has started collaborating with the Avignone's Festival and to sign her first international coproductions. In NY she has met the Living Theater, in Europe Ginsberg, Boulez, Xenakis, Etvos, Maratrat. In Italy she has been assisting Pizzi at the Teatro La Fenice (Venice) and participating to Odin Theatret’s seminars. After that she created a theatre group directing musicians, painters, dancers and artists coming from different experiences and countries in multimedia works, performed in theatres and non conventional spaces. For her group she has been writing texts to be translated and acted in various languages. Laura Fusco creates and directs social artistic projects for women in collaboration with the EU, projects about civil and female poetry for Universities (Prague, Turin, Rome) and collaborates with festivals, art venues and institutions (Eté Marseilleise, ONDA Paris, Goethe Institut Munchen, Festival de Lausanne, Salone Internazionale del Libro Torino, RAI). Since 2007 she writes for fictions and cinema (IPC, Roma).

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