Performance · Premiere
Enrico L'Abbate aka Rilaben
In the frame of Open Spaces/Sommer Tanz 2019
S.A.I. (Acronym) Sex. Appeal. Inorganic; simple present, second person, of the Italian verb ‘sapere‘/ ‘to know‘.
»SAI« explores the sensuality of the abstract, inspired by Mario Perniola´s notion of the inorganic. Dealing with surfaces, opacity, bodies, objectification and transition, Rilaben creates an immersive decentralized landscape, a dialogue on giving and taking, and invites the audience in this uncharted territory. »SAI« proposes a nonhierarchical relation between human beings, space, time, the world we live in and the perception of beauty, between the inside and outside of ourselves.
Choreography, performance: Rilaben | Performance: Alexandra Zoe | Sound engineer, music: Errikos Stamatakis | Visuals: Pascal Stodieck | Camera: Pamela Barberi | Supported by Sosta Palmizi, Fosca, Tatwerk, Vivaio del Malcantone.
Rilaben is a performer, author, researcher. Studied Architecture, PAP in Bilbao/Amsterdam, and A. Nikolais pedagogy certificate Technique, also studing some Release, Laban and M. Feldenkrais inside S. Bucci Company as well as different approaches to the body in the performing arts. He is working through intuition and stratification of improvisation, to set an alive installation of bodies related with philosophical approach to art, audience perception of the event , experimental or pop music and site specific frame. He collaborates with several companies as dancer, mime, even in many Opera Theaters, like with Abbado, Martone, Fura dels Baus, R. Andò etc..He creates his first ‘CONT’ piece inspired by plastic, daily pollution and resistence, through ‘A Man Without Qualities’ by R. Musil. He develops a first version in 2012 , with the music of JD Zazie, in Florence, Poznan, and at the Guggenheim Museum of Bilbao in a duo version with C. Abati, that will travel through Italy and Portugal. ‘DUO’with C. Abati,in 2014/15 is RILABEN second work/collaboration, residency at Vivaio del Malcantone, SPAM Lucca, Limonaia /Company Blu, Spazio K Prato, and première at Ada studio Berlin. BOWO, third ongoing project from 2013/2017, is inspired by Cso group, who invited LABEN to teach in a workshop session at San Sebastiàn, on Deleuze-Guattari, A. Artaud theory, ‘A body without organs’, with live music by JD Zazie. New performance projects in 2017, IN-EXtension from Beckett’s “All strange away”. “SAI, a thing that feels” inspired by M. Perniola ‘The sex appeal of the inorganic’, dance voice bodies live in an audio visual relation with objects and inorganic reality at Uferstudios, Tanzfabrik Berlin with A. Zoe, P. Stodieck, Noir Fidelity records di errikos Stamatakis, A. Cojaniz. Also part of MOR 2017, month of research at Uferstudios and of 'The Cleaners' performing for M. Abramovic.