ImPulsTanz 2021 © Video Editing: Maximilian Pramatarov

Cristina Caprioli / ccap (SE/IT)

Scary solo

The body, the images. Trails left by the movements of life, the sound of feelings, the echoes of which follow the dancer. This can indeed be somewhat scary. And then, pondering one’s own decisions: what to do when and how? Settle down, travel on or wait to see if something decisive comes up? Cristina Caprioli, a protagonist of the contemporary dance scene in Sweden, made her way from Italy to the north. At some point in the 1980s, she stopped off in Austria and was – in 1984! – one of the first workshop teachers at ImPulsTanz. Now she returns to Vienna and to the stage as a mature artist with this solo. Dancing a journey through the no man’s land between things that might occur anyway and those that she can imagine. A solo for restless optimists like Caprioli, who dances wherever she finds herself: with everything that is to be feared and without having anything to lose. It’s something of a horror story, the dancer reveals, “harmless and quite moving”.

Austrian Premiere
Duration: 30 Minutes