ABQ | Mechanical extention in four arithmetic operations
From From Quad to Zero project
performance by Alessandro Carboni (2007)

ABQ is a performance inspired by Quad (Samuel Beckett), the concept of Zero and Classical south Indian dance movement. The performance attempt to place
various and deep questions on the using of the number in choreography processes.

Research, choreography and interpretation: Alessandro Carboni
Music: Danilo Casti
Light design: Cinzia Nieddu
Technical assistance: Fabio Atzeni
Production: N.P.A Officina Ouroboros 07, University of Art Central Saint
Martin’s, Londra; School of Drama University of Calicut di Thrissur, India;
Santarcangelo 07 International Festival of the Arts; L’arboreto – Teatro
Dimora, Mondaino.

The project is developed in the frame of From quad to zero: on choreographic processes between number and not number. Project by Alessandro Carboni (2006)
website: http://fromquadtozero.wordpress.com/

Research project has investigated Quad by Samuel Beckett through a research around the concept of Zero and Classical south Indian dance movement in an attempt to place various and deep questions on the using of the number in choreography processes. The concept of zero originated in Ancient India. Through a long journey crossing China and Middle East, it arrived in Europe. The objective of the research is to analyse the zero and the frame of historical, conceptual and methodological references it affords. In encountering of the state of “absence”, and considering the geographic movement of the zero from two points East to West, Alessandro Carboni has traced an axis taking the opposite route, from West to East, searching the origin of the zero in the contemporary India.

The research take place at the School of Drama University of Calicut di Thrissur, India from February to April 2006.

 

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