The origins of Igra go back to Jeux / Nijinsky, a work created
by the Russo / Rosa in the past. It was a short piece, and whose axis was the creative process of that Nijinsky work. The subject was broad and from that first process, the desire to continue and expand the ideas remained. Igra supposes this expansion, in which there are hardly any vestiges of its predecessor.
As usual in Kor’sia, visual power plays a decisive role
in Igra, which without being a danced docudrama about that time and those works, is full of references, which appear in a subtle and intermittent way. Electronic music is close to the rhythms of Russian dances, the inclusion of Chopin, a Polish composer, seems to want to remember that although Nijinsky was born in Kiev and his sister Nijinska in Minsk,
his family was Polish and the choreographer himself did not consider himself Russian. Metaphors are also present. Jeux was playing a tennis game but the game he wants to talk about is seduction. Igra, in short, does not reproduce or recreate, but the spirits of the famous brothers dwell (perhaps happily) in it.
IDEA AND DIRECTION: Mattia Russo and Antonio de Rosa
CHOREOGRAPHY: Mattia Russo and Antonio de Rosa in collaboration with the interpreters
INTERPRETERS: Giulia Russo, Mathilde Lin, Helena Olmedo Duynslaeger, Etay Axelroad, Antonio de Rosa, Alvar Roquero,Miguel Arevalo Garcia.
ASSISTANT TO THE DRAMATURGY and ARTISTIC ADVISORY: Agnès López-Río, Gaia Clotilde Chernetich
VOICE: Marc Di Francesco
SOUND SPACE: Da Rocha
STYLING: Luca Guarini and Adrian Bernal
COSTUME DESIGN, COSTUME REALIZATION AND MANUFACTURING: Mans Concept Menswear, Jaime Álvarez.
MAKING AND MANUFACTURING OF SHOES: Camper
PRODUCTION: Gabriel Blanco and Paola Villegas (Spectare)
TECHNICAL DIRECTOR: Meritxell Cabanas
COPRODUCTION: Condeduque Contemporary Culture Center
WITH THE HELP OF: Ministry of Education, Culture and Sports - Government of Spain, Community of Madrid, Madrid City Council, Espai La Granja Valencia, Romaeuropa Festival, Minister of Affari Esteri e della Cooperazione Internazionale (MAECI), Instituto Italiano di Cultura de Madrid .
Photo: Kito Muñoz, Maria Alperi, Paul Rodriguez.