"Terra dei Fuochi" (Land of Fires), an environmental performance project
Bianca Falco, labilab
Terra dei Fuochi/Land of Fires | Bianca Falco, labilab
December 15 - December 18, 2016
325 W Broadway
New York, NY
(between Grand and Canal)
chashama at XOCO 325 by DDG
Nearest Trains: A, C, E, N,Q, R
Opening Reception: Friday, December 16, 5:30-7:30pm
Thursday, December 15, 2-6:30pm
Friday, December 16, 2-7:30pm
Saturday, December 17, 2-6:30pm
Sunday, December 18, 12-6pm
Thursday, December 15, 6-6:30pm
Friday, December 16, 6-6:30pm
Saturday, December 17, 6-6:30pm
Sunday, December 18, 5-5:30pm
Terra dei Fuochi / Land of Fires is an environmental performance project which blends modern dance, music, and "documentary theatre" to tell the story of Campania Felix, an area north of Naples, which suffered devastating loss of life due to a toxic waste disaster and scandal. After watching the interviews of mothers who lost their children to cancers related to the toxic waste disaster, Bianca Falco was moved to act. December 15th - 18th's performances consist of excerpts from the full stage production premiering at La MaMa in March 2017 as part of their 55th season.
Learn more about the toxic waste situation afflicting Campia Felix during Open Hours, at the informational exhibit set up in the space.
About the Choreographer
Bianca Falco has staged thirty-some works in NYC, Canada, and Europe. She graduated in Ballet, and studied Jazz Dance and diverse Modern Dance techniques. She came to NYC on a scholarship from the Nikolais/Louis Dance Lab. Her early experiences in Europe include performing with Murray Louis and operating her own dance school. She received awards and special mentions for both her own video dance projects and as a choreographer for film and theatre.
Bianca seeks to explore connectivity: the interaction and ties people have with each other, other living creatures, objects, and their environment. She explores how the physicality of movement is challenged, modified, and transformed through response and engagement with outer phenomena.
She is from Napoli, one of the most creative, and sometimes, challenging cities in the world. Through dance, she learned that she could transcend difficulties through translating them into modern dance. She hopes to lead everyone to a different perception, a different place, where limitations are beautiful and a key to getting people together to find solutions to social issues as well as personal ones.
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