May 27 /Friday/, 8 pm
Plovdiv Cultural Institute
Ocram Dance Movement Company - Italy
Yes I am
Dancer: Letizia Ferlito
Concept and choreography: Marco Laudani
When the brain is like a cell that keeps doubling itself, we tend to believe we could be anyone, even Elvis Presley. Dissociative identity disorder Is a defensive mechanism developed by the brain to protect the person who has suffered some severe trauma and which can lead to a psychological coma. The result is the development of many "others" who cyclically take control of the individual's behavior.
Production: ocram dance movement
Concept / choreography: Marco Laudani
Dramaturgy: Sergio Campisi
Dancers: Letizia Ferlito Ismaele Buonvenga
Costumes: Theama for dance
Sicily, 1693. An unprecedented violent earthquake comes down like a plague to the ancient and fabulous land that is sculpted by wind, volcanoes and sea and where the never-ending conflict between different cultures so scary for the modern world, gave the land unique and fascinating character. Folded but never broken, Sicilians, with their indomitable spirit, decide to restart, to take care of their land, to rebuild their cities and villages. In that way the baroque was born in Sicily, an imperfect and irregular pearl with all its overloaded, striking and gorgeous forms, very often considered as extreme with bad taste and even worthless.
A journey through which we discover the way in which Sicily rebuilds its own land, making man lose his privileged position in the centre of the creation; with a new curiosity about the nature and with the awareness of all the tricks inside which the senses can fall, because astonishing the spectators, their senses and their emotions becomes a means and not an ending.
with young students from Aleko Konstantinov school
Concept and choreography: Marco Laudani
ph. Denise Scalia
Marco Laudani is artistic director and choreographer of Ocram dance movement dance company - Italy.
He collaborated with John Cranko Schule, Stuttgart (director Tadeusz Matacz).
He created " IVAN" for KAOS Balletto Company, Florence ( 2018)
Marco Laudani was nominated for “The best Choreographer” at the Festival Certamen Coreografico distrito de Tetuan (Madrid), for “AMUNINNI” (2019).
In 2019 he started an artistic collaboration with “Conservatório Internacional de Ballet e Dança” Annarella Sanchez (Leiria, Portugal).
He created “Caino e Abele” for Petar Dorcevski (Artistic Director and First Soloist of SNG, Opera in Balet Ljubljana) and Filip Jurič (Dancer at Opera Balet SNG Maribor).
Marco laudani was nominated for artistic director of dancin'bo world connection and site specific award in collaboration with the municipality of Bologna (2021)
As of 2022 he is associate choreographer of the national dance production center Scenario Pubblico (Catania, Italy).
Ocram dance movement company
Ocram dance movement was founded in 2013 by the choreographer Marco Laudani to give voice to his own artistic language.
Ocram is a world of ideas with the precise objective of narrating different realities and dimensions through the use of dance. It’s a choreographic experiment, a different mechanism of narration, characterized by a never-ending research.
From 2016 the company’s repertoire is hosted at festivals and theaters in:
Italy (MarteLive, Miniatures, Vuoti d’aria, Coreografica…mente, Premio Prospettiva Danza Teatro 2020, Florence dance festival 2021), Germany (Festival The Wall Series Vol.2 - Festival SzóloDuó, SoloTanz Theatre Stuttgart), USA (Festival IDACO - sostenuti dal comune di San Giovanni La Punta - CT), Argentina (Festival Sumar), Hungary (Festival SzólóDuó 2019, 2020), Spain (Certamen Coreografico distrito de Tetuan, Maldà en Dansa, Certamen Coreografico Compostela 2021, Certamen Internacional de coreografia Burgos-Nuova York 2021), Portugal (Quinzena de Dança de Almada), Slovenia (Ljubljana Dance Meeting), Turkey (Istanbul Fringe Festival), Greece (Pocket Dance Festival), Mexico (FIDCDMX 2020), Bulgaria (Black Box Festival), Polond (Gdansk Dance Festival 2020 e 2021)
This guest visit is supported by the Italian Cultural Institute in Bulgaria.