Choreography: Tommaso Monza
in collaboration with: Andrea Baldassarri, Claudia Rossi Valli, Aigerym Suleimenova, Marco Rogante, Seydi Rodriguez Gutierrez.
Artistic collaboration: Giacomo Raffaelli
Original musics: Edil Khusseinov
Lights: Andrea Gentili
Scenes and costumes: Tommaso Monza
Produced by Compagnia Abbondanza/Bertoni, ROD project
Organized by Valerya Kylibekova
Promoted by Lorenza Pizzinelli
Cultural Consultant: Valeria Ibraeva - Yuliya Sorokina
Design . AUT
Ambasciata della Repubblica del Kazakhstan nella Repubblica Italiana
Fondazione Piemonte dal Vivo
Università degli studi di Torino, corso di laurea Dams, nella figura del Professor A. Pontremoli
Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore di Milano, dipartimento di Italianistica e comparatistica nella figura del professor Gaetano Oliva
Artbat Fest / Eurasian Cultural Alliance (KZ)
Centro Studi “Italia” - Comitato “Dante Alighieri”, Almaty
Opificio delle Idee, Rovereto
MART Museo di Arte Moderna e Contemporanea di Trento e Rovereto
ALMA_ATA is a dance performance production part of “ROD project- Three Units on Kazakhstan”.
ROD is a multi-year performing art project which examines the possible relations between Italian and Kazakh culture.
ALMA_ATA developed after a journey in Almaty in September 2013.
ALMA_ATA focuses on the genesis of Almaty and itsfollowing contradictions. Almaty is the biggest city in Kazakhstan, the ex-capital city, with a lively culture, considered the “golden tooth”of the Steppes since always.
ALMA_ATA is not Almaty.
ALMA_ATA is a rough, sharp-cornered dance, with moments of stillness where that founds the time to wonder about the concept of Identity into changeable population.
ALMA_ATA follows the nomads freedom and strength of Kazakh people; theroughness coming from the Soviet Union; the POP arriving from the West.
ALMA_ATA has neither North nor South.
ALMA_ATA is the point of view of an Italian person watching the changing culture in Almaty and the sense of responsibility that comes out from this.
ALMA_ATA is an open question on the idea of identity, nomadic root and hope for the future.