Dialogo Silenzioso / Augeo Art Space / Rimini

Dialogo Silenzioso embarks on its journey in Rimini with an exhibition and a series of events to be held from April 30th to July 10th, 2016, at Augeo Art Space.

The exhibition isn’t merely a photographic journey but a narrative where each creation is a dialogue, each dialogue is a test, and each test is a desire to connect with beauty, to grasp it, and transform it into imagery.

Dialogo Silenzioso is an intimate encounter. Bodies of Ethiopian people suspended in Claudio Maria Lerario and Elisa Amati’s images, bodies emerging from the carefully chosen words of Claudio Gasparotto and drawn by Concetta Ferrario, bodies of Movimento Centrale performers as living artworks.

And then there are the bodies of the visitors—residing within Augeo Art Space—witnesses and protagonists of the silent dialogue suspended within Fabio Mina’s sonic landscape.

It’s an exhibition where, beyond mere observation, one reads with pleasure. Alongside the photographs, brief luminous testimonies—from dancers, choreographers, musicians, directors, writers, poets, artists, educators, philosophers—in dialogue with each other.

Words resonate within the images, so rich in visual memory as to become speaking visions, a kind of mnemonic trace that refers to further senses. It’s not about understanding but about feeling.

An itinerary to be traversed like a labyrinth, amidst the coexistence of languages, visionary tension, magma-like, complex, elusive as dance.

In Dialogo Silenzioso, the imagery opened up by photography, connected to the evocative power of words, is like the space opened up by love: boundless. In this vastness, dance, like love, opens up boundless spaces and becomes art open to all.

After its debut in Rimini, Dialogo Silenzioso, with the sponsorship of the Ethiopian Embassy, will become a traveling exhibition in various Italian, European, and African cities.

Who are the Angels of Dialogo Silenzioso

Roger Garaudy in his book “Dancing Life” states that the word “dance” derives from the root “tan” which, in Sanskrit, means “tension.” For him, “dancing is experiencing and expressing with the utmost intensity the relationship of man with nature, with society, with the future and its gods.”

Isadora Duncan, one of the prominent figures in this return to the sacredness and depth of dance, also links dance to life. And it is precisely the possibility of dancing our unity with life to express through movement experiences that go beyond the power of words that gave birth to the idea of the Angels.

In this context, dance spontaneously arises from the resonances that live within us and from the desire to share them with a gesture, a glance, a contact, a silent dialogue.

As living artworks, facilitators of human connections, the angels inhabiting Augeo Art Space create a silent dialogue between images, words, people. Dance is their language. Bodies their soul. In the communicative flow, a new reality/truth of sharing comes to life.

Augeo Art Space

Corso d’Augusto 217
47921 Rimini, Italy
Tel. +39 0541 53720
Mob. +39 348 6030901 (Matteo)

Event Calendar

Saturday, April 30th
Opening at Augeo Art Space, Rimini
MC Angels welcome the public and guide the visitors.

Tuesday, May 10th, 2016, 10:00 am
Silent Dialogue for Children

Friday, May 13th, 4:30 pm
Presentation of Silent Dialogue at the Rimini Palacongressi

Saturday, May 14th, 6:30 pm
Book presentation and action art / Angels #2

Saturday, May 28th, 6:30 pm
Differently Dancing Angels performance and conversation with Alessandro Bortolotti (Unibo)

Sunday, May 29th, 11:30 am
Children’s performance / Angels #3

Wednesday, June 1st, 9:00 pm
Claudio Gasparotto & Fabio Mina in performance
The sea is a long, blue line
Paid event

Friday, June 17th, 7:00 pm
Angels #4 Performance

Saturday, June 18th, 6:30 pm
Conversation with Franca Zagatti, Community Dance

Saturday, June 25th, 6:30 pm
Conversation with Alessandro Pontremoli, Relationship Dance

Friday, July 1st, 6:00 pm
Conversation with Massimo Pulini, Dance of Drawing

July 10th

Conference Guests

Alessandro Bortolotti (university lecturer)
Pippo Delbono (director)
Claudio Maria Lerario (photographer)
Alessandro Pontremoli (historian and dance theorist)
Massimo Pulini (visual artist)
Franca Zagatti (scholar, teacher, and dance artist)