Kepler-452b is an exoplanet orbiting Kepler-452, a G-class star in the constellation Cygnus, 1400 light years away from the solar system. The excitement surrounding the discovery of an exoplanet orbiting a Sun-like star at a distance close to Earth’s distance from the Sun has led its discoverers to designate it as the most Earth-like exoplanet known to date.
If it were a rocky planet, it would be a Super Earth and, given its mass, would be geologically active with erupting volcanoes and covered, when viewed from space, in a thick blanket of clouds. If it were possible to observe the parent star from its surface, Kepler-452 would appear very similar to our Sun. Kepler-452b is also called ‘Earth’s old cousin’ by NASA.
What if we really could colonise a new planet? How would our sense of body, of movement, of space change? What would we take with us from our previous experiences on our own planet? Would we be more human or more artificial, more analogue or more digital, more emotional or more rational? Would we return to create a new ‘prehistory’ or build a new ‘future’?
What would be our relationship between a micro and a macro dimension in terms of different surfaces and new habitats?
The creation Kepler plays this almost science fiction and imaginary role of a micro-world within which the performer asks her/himself the question of inhabiting, colonising, surviving a new place through her/his dance.
Choreography: DIEGO TORTELLI
Music: BEACH HOUSE, NOISE MUSIC
Set design: DIEGO TORTELLI & ALESSANDRO TORTELLI
Video design: ALESSANDRO TORTELLI
Costumes: DIEGO TORTELLI in collaboration with Nuvia Valestri
Dancers: LEONARDO FARINA, SANDRA SALIETTI AGUILERA, JAMAL UHLMANN
A production FONDAZIONE NAZIONALE DELLA DANZA/ATERBALLETTO
co-production FONDAZIONE PALAZZO MAGNANI
within AN IDEAL CITY, public art project in partnership with LES HALLES DE SCHAERBEEK – BRUSSELS and GREEK NATIONAL OPERA – ATHENS, co-funded by the CREATIVE EUROPEprogramme of the European Union
Technological development and user experience design RE:LAB
Video production & editing RIOT STUDIO (LAPEJ)
With the support of MINISTRY OF CULTURE / SPECIAL PROJECTS 2021 and AGO MODENA FABBRICHE CULTURALI
DURATION 7' for 3 dancers