News & events > Asia-Europe Cultural Festival: 2023 | X by Olimpia Fortuni and Katatonic Silentio
27 Oct 2023 - 27 Oct 2023

Asia-Europe Cultural Festival: 2023 | X by Olimpia Fortuni and Katatonic Silentio

A journey between music & dance, between real & unreal, present & ancestral, with Olimpia Fortuni, Katatonic Silentio & January Low.

Contemporary Dance (duration: 50m)

Friday, 27 October 2023, 8 pm 

Asian Civilisations Museum, River Terrace 

(L2, 1 Empress Pl, Singapore 179555)

Olimpia Fortuni, dancer and choreographer, and Katatonic Silentio (Mariachiara Troianiello), artist, performer and sound researcher, are the two creators of this journey between music and dance. The show is inspired by the shamanic tradition, the form of spirituality with the most ancient origins, a practice that does not end with a cult or a religion but is rather a tool for greater awareness and a deeper connection with oneself, nature and others. The central figure is Artemis who embodies the archetype of the independent, tenacious and at the same time reflective, intuitive, and passionate woman. 

Sound, body, movement, natural and artificial architectures are tools for this compositional performance. The title “X” represents the symbol whose crossed lines are the bridge to communicate with each other. It is a journey in which the performers, in the role of researchers/explorers, accompany the audience to another place for a sensory experience towards their inner world.  

The project is in continuous transformation thanks to the margin of non-definition that allows constant research. For the Asia-Europe Cultural Festival 2023, the Malaysian choreographer and dancer January Low who has over 30 years of experience in Indian classical dance, will join the performance. This new version of the piece will highlight the cultural exchange between Asian and Western culture. 

The encounter of the female characters – priestesses/warriors, marks the moment in which music and dance, complementary since mankind has existed, become the key to accessing a universe in which one awakens from spiritual slumber: the gaze returns within us.  

Concept: Olimpia Fortuni 

Music: Katatonic Silentio

Performers: Olimpia Fortuni, January Low, Katatonic Silentio

Study of shamanic practices: Corinna Ciulli 

Co-production: Sosta Palmizi and Fondazione Fabbrica Europa 

Residency support: Olinda/TeatroLaCucina and Dance Nucleus 

Supported by: Embassy of Italy in Singapore

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The event is part of Asia-Europe Cultural Festival 2023, CLICK HERE for the full programme.