contemporary dance video (2022)
creation and direction Fabrizio Rosso | creation and music Alberto Barberis
performers ELENA BOILLAT, VITA MALAHOVA | soprano BARBARA ZANICHELLI
photography LUCA PESCAGLINI | cameraman DANIELE CONDEMI | costumes and make-up MARIANNA PERUZZO
sound mix PIETRO LUCA CONGEDO | sound mastering ANDREA CANINO | set NOVA ROLFILM, Torino, Italy
production NADIR VASSENA / OGGIMUSICA | co-production FABRIZIO ROSSO / RossOffice
Awakening is the film version of the last scene of the performance MILK, in which two women live subjected to a machine that feeds them and, at the same time, feeds on them. The purpose of the machine is to depersonalise them, in order to make them unconscious slaves. The moment of their emotional awakening sees them become each other's mother, through the discovery of a type of physical contact not mediated by mechanical conventions, but experienced without rules. In the first part of the performance, milk is the reward for the work done: a means of exchange, cold and impersonal. In the scene of Awakening, it is the authentic and free maternal gift of love and care.