Floating – Vittoria Franchina and Giovanni Leone
Our brain is loaded daily with 34 gigabytes of content, which is the equivalent to around 100,000 words.
One of the main characteristics of the digital era we live in is the fact that our senses are constantly stimulated; the Internet gives us simple, free and unlimited access to any information, making us always ask for more. We spend large amounts of time searching and collecting data that eventually we won’t be able to handle. This problem is known as “information overload” and it occurs when our attention is continually hampered and interrupted as we have to deal with an excessive quantity of facts; this may lead us to the impossibility of separating what is valuable from what is worthless.
The mind goes blank and disconnects from reality, it starts to flow freely as water through unknown times and places. It gets lost in a stream of words and images that manipulates our attention and inhibits our ability to think and feel.
Is it possible to bring our brain and life back under control? Or are we destined to be overwhelmed by this situation?
Choreography & dance: Vittoria Franchina, Giovanni Leone
Production: DANCEHAUS più
Managing: Giulia Menti
Music: Aurora – Alva Noto, Ryuichi Sakamoto, Mars-Alex Mein Smith
Duration: 22 min.
14/05/2021 Festival DanzaTTack – Tenerife
19/06/2021 Castello di Romeo – Montecchio – Vicenza
20/06/2021 Fuori Formato Festival – Genova
25/06/2021 RIDCC – Rotterdam
7/07/2021 Florence Dance Festival – Florence
30/07/2021 – Dance Days Chania
27/10/2021 – Festival ZAWIROWANIA – Warsaw
30/10/2021 – Festival MASDANZA Italia – Gran Canaria
14/11/2021 – Festival Lasciateci sognare – Padova
Born in Milan in 1994, she trained professionally at the Susanna Beltrami / Dancehaus Academy. She danced in productions by Susanna Beltrami, Matteo Bittante, Virginia Spallarossa and Diego Tortelli. She is currently a dancer with the Déjà Donné Company and collaborates with the National Dance Foundation / Aterballetto.
Born in Borgosesia in 1995, he trained as a dancer at the Susanna Beltrami / Dancehaus academy in the three-year period 2015-2018. He is an interpreter for Esklan Art’s Factory by Erika Silgoner, Mk by Michele di Stefano and for the company Déjà Donné. He has also worked with various choreographers, including Ariella Vidach, Laura Guidetti (Sanpapiè Company), Matteo Bittante and Diego Tortelli.