Ginevra Panzetti

& Enrico Ticconi


Panzetti / Ticconi, INSEL © Sergio Salomone


March 10 to 24, 2023

Le Pacifique - CDCN Grenoble

As part of Accueil-studio project

Often in our research a physical and tangible place has been explored to reflect on its symbolic content, such as the garden, the city square, urban or natural landscapes. In this case a place with specific geomorphic characteristics will be the starting point for the creation of dynamic and visual materials: the island. A portion of dry land completely surrounded by water and thus separated from other land masses, a circumscribed space that defines the walkable, the place on which it is possible to shape the idea and the practice of living.

In Italian, and derived from it also in English and German, the linguistic-historical connection between the words Isola/Island/Insel and isolation underlines the symbolic connection between an imposed or inner isolation and a detachment from the world – spiritual and physical states which seem familiar in our times and which interest us to a special degree for this new work.

Based on the research of geographer and historian Jared Diamond, who analyses the condition of non-isolation as one of the most important conditions for a community to thrive and develop, we will address the particular social situation of communities based on islands and how this geographical condition has generated and preserved specific cultural traditions. In a symbolic sense the island will also be addressed as an existential condition.

Looking at literature examples like the iconic novel Robinson Crusoe by Defoe or the classical theater play The Tempest by Shakespeare, the four performers will inhabit the fictitious space of a deserted island recalling the character of the castaway or the exile, embodying a “detachment from the world”, a fruitful as well as terrifying collapse into profound depths of oneself.

— Panzetti / Ticconi

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Studio’s opening: date to come
Free on reservation:

Première: July 2023 at Julidans, Amsterdam (NL)


Choreography and visual conception: Panzetti / Ticconi
Sound design: Demetrio Castellucci
Light design: Annegret Schalke
Costumes and set design: Werkstattkollektiv
Performers (4): to be defined
Singers (3): to be defined

Production: Associazione Culturale VAN ; Panzetti / Ticconi

Coproduction: Tanz im August / HAU Hebbel am Ufer (DE), JUMP network formed by: Oriente Occidente, Festival MILANoLTRE, I Teatri di Reggio Emilia, Lavanderia a Vapore/Piemonte dal Vivo, Marche Teatro/ Inteatro Festival, Orbita, Scenario Pubblico/Compagnia Zappalà Danza, Teatro Comunale di Vicenza, Teatro, Stabile dell’Umbria. (IT), Torino Danza (IT), Julidans Amsterdam (NL), Le Pacifique – CDCN Grenoble Auvergne Rhône-Alpes (FR), Les Petites Scènes Ouvertes avec le soutien de la Caisse des dépôts (FR), Pact Zollverein (DE), Centre Chorégraphique National de Nantes, (FR), CCNR/Yuval Pick (FR), Passages, Transfestival – Metz (FR)…

Residency: Chorège – CDCN Falaise Normandie

Photo © Sergio Salomone