GIANMARIA BORZILLO

March 16 > 21 2021

 
 
What does it mean for you to inhabit a space during a residency period?

 

It means rediscovering the need and the urgency of returning to oneself, expanding the sphere of one's intimacy. I think that inhabiting a residency space has to start with a moment of closure and isolation in order to resume a discourse whose point of origin one can only rediscover in solitude, before going on to rekindle a common dialogue open to others and for others. 

 

How would you define the space of your work and research? What will you investigate on this occasion?

 

I'd like to explore different forms of writing in silence, seizing their atmospheric opportunities, building coordinates that open up horizons rather than defining them. I was struck by the fact that I identified a certain unease on the audience's part when faced with silence, because in silence one identifies a void that instinctively needs to be filled. I want the space of my work to be situated here, in seizing that void from the inside, leaving it unfettered in its presence and reception. Yet there has to be a crack, an access point breaking the silence with the only voice possible, a voice that is at once landscape and history. Concerning ourselves with the world, yet without worrying about it. 

 

Define “care” in three words

 

Not so much three words as three memories. A house. A dog. A week skiing in the early 'noughties. 


 


 
Gianmaria Borzillo is a dancer/performer.
He studied dance and performing arts at the Civica Scuola Paolo Grassi in Mi- lan. He also studied with Erna Ómarsdóttir & Valdimar Jóhannsson, Virgilio Sieni, Leonardi Lidi, Dante Antonelli, Collettivo Cinetico e Anagoor.
He worked with Dana Yahalomi and the collective Public Movement.
He’s currently collaborating with Antonio Ianniello in NANAMINAGURA and with Alessandro Sciarroni in Augusto and Save the last dance for me. Choreographer of the site-specific performance Rapture (2019).
Under the influence is his first creation as director and it won the Special Men- tion for Italian directors under 30 at the Theatre Biennale in Venice.