May 4th 2016 – Musée de Dakar
dancers: Marie Rose Sané, Bakari Marega, Emma Goudiaby, Xavier Goudiaby, of the ARTEA company of Marianne Noix
Visual artist Stefano Canto and choreographer Ashai Lombardo Arop, have produced a work which combines visual art and dance. The artist created a series of concrete and steel sculptures, that invade the exhibition space of the museum like skeletons from destroyed cities, while in the course of a performance, a group of dancers directed by the Afro-Italian choreographer, interact with them, using them as an original imaginative device. In this work, it is the body that defines the architecture. The movements of the dancers complete the structures and architectures draw in the air reminiscent of Le città Invisibili by Italo Calvino.
The choreographic work was created during a three days workshop, held by choreographer Ashai Lombardo Arop with four young local dancers.