HOW TO _ just another Boléro

HOW TO _ just another Boléro is a short duet on the renowned one-movement orchestral piece “Boléro” by the French composer Maurice Ravel. This famous straightforward composition inspired the two authors and performers to create an ever-changing-bodies-landscape within the limited and confined space of a carpet. Here, 18 ephemeral images merge into each other in a suspended tempo as if detached by the surrounding reality. The two performers, as animals in captivity, are forcibly squeezed into a tight but familiar space, where they seem to have lost the notions and memories of their nature, role and behavior for coexistence. As domesticated animals in a zoo-cage and depending on one another, they are observed and gazed from the outside. 

HOW TO _ just another Boléro aims to become a portrait of different attempts at re-learning how to behave, touch, cooperate, help, love... constantly shifting between dramatic and ironic tones.


concept, choreography, performance: Emanuele Rosa, Maria Focaraccio

lights: Michele Piazzi

dramaturgical support: Carlotta Jarchow

coproduction: C&C company, S'ALA / spazio per artist+

supported by: Morphine Raum, Berlin (DE), CURA - Centro Umbro Residenze Artistiche (IT), Corsia Of Centro di Creazione Contemporanea (IT), Micro Teatro Terra Marique (IT)

awards and recognition: production prize award Call from the Aisle 2021

selected creation Vetrina della giovane danza d'autore 2021 - Network Anticorpi XL

selected creation In-Box Verde 2023