29 Nov 2019 20:30

“Entrata di emergenza” a choreographic project conceived by Elie Tass for Deposito developed in collaboration with Civica Scuola di Teatro Paolo Grassi in Milan. “Entrata di emergenza” involves fifteen recently graduated dancers or students of the school’s Corso Danzatore, coordinated by project advisor Marinella Guatterini.

“Entrata di emergenza” explores the dialectic between our inside and the outside, two physical and mental environments mutually fertilising in a single unified space. For Tass, the choreography is conceived “as a sort of physical pilgrimage in which we attempt to gradually, and at times forcefully, untighten the layers of our individual and collective bodies —be it the ones of the performers or the audience. By inciting the body through space and energy through the body, it hopes to become a work of physical and emotional overlapping.”

The choreography, already presented as part of “MORSI 2019”, the theather and dance festival of Civica Scuola di Teatro Paolo Grassi, has been re-imagined by Elie Tass to be staged within Sun Inlays, the temporary installation conceived by OMA/AMO for the Spring/Summer 2020 Prada Womenswear show that took place on 18 September. Deposito’s multifunctional and flexible space is the ideal place to host Elie Tass’ work, based on a process of continuous regeneration engaging both the dancers’s bodies and the scenography conceived by OMA/AMO.

Elie Tass (Gand, 1981) is a choreographer, teacher and dancer of company Les ballets C de la B founded in 1984 by Alain Platel. After his physical education, Tass continued his studies in the field of contemporary dance. In 2005 he joined Platel’s company, whose nature as a popular, anarchic and socially committed community is summarized by the motto “this dance belongs to the world and the world belongs to everyone”.


Interview: Elie Tass | Entrata di emergenza | Fondazione Prada