RELAIS - 2013

“Relais” is a performance for five dancers.
It’s the first time out of twenty years of experimentation with new technology, that Ariella Vidach doesn’t place digital technologies as a principal character.

Without denying the history of the company that has excelled in the use of new technologies in dance, “Relais” resizes the presence of digital technology, as well as images and their projection, to bring attention back to the body, its matter and its consistency.

With this new production Ariella Vidach wants to return to the concreteness of the reality of people and objects exploring the space through volumes, shapes and sounds of matter.

“I wanted to return” – says Ariella Vidach – “to the pure sounds, and especially to the physical touches, ever chased but never really rendered within a virtual context, wherein everything is enhanced and involving, but in fact inconsistent.”

On the pages of “Il Sole 24 Ore”, Marinella Guatterini writes: “Relais combines fragments of creaking sounds, but also moments of life, feelings of play, of wonder, of poignant memories, of oblivion, marked by the gestures and by the foreground facial expressions.


Directed by Ariella Vidach, Claudio Prati | Coreography by Ariella Vidach | Dancers Annamaria Ajmone, Chiara Ameglio, Roberto Costa Augusto, Pieradolfo Ciulli, Els Smekens | Assistant Choreographer Elena Molon | Video Antonella Spatti | Organization and Communication Stefania Manfano, Giulia Basaglia | Motion Tracking STmicroelectronics Federico Lupica | Interactive Sound Design Andrea Giomi | Set design Claudio Prati, Ariella Vidach

Made possible by MiBAC – Ministero per i Beni e le Attività Culturali, Regione Lombardia – Progetto NEXT 2012, Comune di Milano – Settore Spettacolo, Moda e Design e Comune di Milano – Settore Cultura, Teatro Convenzionato, Cantone Ticino D.E.C.S. Divisione Cultura, Swisslos, DAC Comune di Lugano (CH).