Adriano Bolognino


May 28, 2021

Adriano Bolognino, a young Italian choreographer, commissioned in 2020 his work “Your body is a battleground – solo version” by the Venice Biennial, presents and shares the project, selected within Call for Creation and created in residency at Orsolina28.

“Rua Da Saudade” investigates Saudade through movement. Saudade is a mood, a state of mind that can perfectly be depicted by the infinite power of images. Saudade is the nostalgia for the future, the regret for the loss of time, and the sorrow for the time to come.

Inspired by Fernando Pessoa and his four main literary personalities, four dancers on stage will perform different heteronyms, each carrying his own story and personality, each experimenting and sharing his own intimate form of Saudade. Saudade, unlike nostalgia or loneliness, is not only experienced individually but collectively. Saudade faces the future, while it's perceived as uncertain but a desire that is full of hope that one does not yet possess.

Performance starts 7.30 pm
O28 Open Air Stage


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    Adriano Bolognino is an Italian dancer and choreographer, born in 1995 (in Napoli). He joined various young companies in Italy and abroad: Milano Contemporary Ballet, Valencia Dancing Forward and StudioXL Reggio Emilia, performing works by Wayne McGregor, Marcos Morau, Roberto Altamura/VittoriaBrancadoro, Joan Crespo, Francesco Curci, Natalia Iwaniec, Damian Munoz, Laura Matano, Nicoletta Cabassi.

    In 2018 he danced for Jorge Crecis and became later assistant at the Arts University of Malta. The works “Your body is a battleground - trio version” for the EgriBianco Company and “Preludio dell’anima” for OCDP in Verona were created in 2019.

    His creations have been staged in festivals and national and international theatres like the Cross Festival Verbania, Peccati di Chore/Opifico di Roma, LDIF Leicester, What we are Udine, Opus 1 Slovenia, Corpo Mobile Festival, Inventaria Festival, Monday Dance Napoli, Festival Ammutinamenti, Fabbrica Europa, Gender Bender Festival, Estate Fiorentina, Prospettiva Danza Padova and Biennale Danza College Choreographers when the work “ La più viva delle città morte was created.
    In 2019 he was shortlisted for the Award TWAIN_direzioniAltre with the work “RM94978 from Paris to Tenerife” and won the Award Prospettiva Danza Teatro Padova.The work “Gli amanti” was created for the Anghiari Dance Hub in 2019 and has been selected for the digital platform Aerowaves21.

    In 2020 Adriano Bolognino has been commissioned a new creation by the Venice Biennial and created the work “Your body is a battleground - solo version”, produced by Cornelia.