Berlin! 29.09.19 – The Secret by Siciliano Contemporary Ballet
#SaveTheDate – Siciliano Contemporary Ballet explores the realm that lies beneath what we project. In two short pieces Salvatore Siciliano is working with his own imperative associations to create movement in space. Inspired by the two repertoire topics of Arlequin and Technetium he develops an evening that is secretive, surprising, thrilling and intense. We giveaway 1×2 tickets for the amazing event. Send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org to grab the tickets.
Technetium is a vision of the futuristic man. What does it mean to live in the future, in space, on a mission to somewhere? The head of the gender binary monster has long been decapitated. But whose head will grow up in its place? A mechanical monster’s or a human’s? The sheer force of existence will push for growth, development, endlessness, but will our relation to the machine allow it? Which secrets lie in the future? Will we be operating machines or operating as machines? Gendered or androgynous? In good company or alone? Anonymous or identifiable? Public or secretive?
Arlequin, this two-faced historical character of eclectic movement gives inspiration to the first part of the evening. He is grotesque, stubborn, foolish, smooth, and fast but never reveals his true self. He moves in urban surroundings where, through his lack of authenticity, he seems disconnected, unstructured, blocked, empty and on the verge of falling, much like the Urban lifestyle itself. Aren’t we all projecting, wearing a mask or being oppressed by secrets?
SCB is the only contemporary ballet company based in Berlin, founded in 2015 by choreographer Salvatore Siciliano. SCB is quickly growing and affirming itself in the Berlin performing art scene and to this day 18 productions from short pieces, site-specific performances to full-length pieces have been realized. Currently SCB regularly performs at Pfefferberg Theater in Berlin. The ensemble gained popularity because of its keen ability to mix ballet lines and aesthetic with raw emotions and sarcasm. The style is powerful and sophisticated, presenting each work as a refined visual metaphor of the human psyche. All the movements are expression of an accurate research into the body’s architecture, where the intricate lines of the execution become a framework for expression and tension.