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Play-Back#10 Jump!



Play-Back#10 Jump!


Teatro contemporaneo italiano / Contemporary Italian Theatre

Istituto Italiano di Cultura di Melbourne / Italian Cultural Institute Melbourne

Cura di / Curated by Elvira Frosini e Daniele Timpano



Concept, coreography and direction

Marta Bichisao and Vincenzo Schino


Samuel Nicola Fuscà, C.L. Grugher, Luca Piomponi, Simone Scibilia


Dario Salvagnini


Marco Betti

Production: OPERA BIANCO


JUMP! tackles the problem of the rhythm of man in dialogue with the rhythm of the world. Dance is the answer to an implicit question in the environment that surrounds us: how to keep walking despite everything collapsing? We use the clown as a metaphor for the human condition.

Buster Keaton continually modifies his body and the laws of physics that affect him in function of an obstinate march. He uses disasters to feed the rhythm of his gags. Pure dance in harmony with the movement of the world.

We chose to work from an empty space, from a couple of performers who work on comic, slapstick and gag physical actions. On this rhythmic fabric, two dancers seek the geometric essence of a "clumsy" movement.

The difference of languages ​​in the same space creates a rhythmic dialogue, like musicians with different instruments for the same symphony. A continuous counterpoint between concrete actions and abstract movements. Fall, jump, suspension.

The fall, if seen upside down, becomes a leap, an attempt to fly.


jump opera bianco n.1 photo credit photo


Watch the video [link active from November 1 until November 30]



OPERA BIANCO is an artistic research project within the Opera Association directed by Vincenzo Schino, director and visual artist and Marta Bichisao, dancer and choreographer who deals with performances and installations. At the center: the body and the human relationship.

OPERA BIANCO is the evolution of the Opera group which from 2005 to 2016 created theater, dance, performances and installations presented in the main festivals and theaters of the contemporary scene, was awarded multiple awards and the subject of graduation theses, articles in specialized magazines and editorial publications.

Marta and Vincenzo are part of the Free Study Group for the Arts of the Scene (LGSAS) founded by Claudio Morganti. Since 2018 OPERA BIANCO has been an IN SITU artist, a European platform for artistic creation in the public space.



Date: Da Monday, November 01, 2021 a Tuesday, November 30, 2021

Organized by : IIC Melbourne

Entrance : Free


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