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“MEMENTO” it is a dance piece based on non-event. As in the masterpiece “Waiting for Godot” by Samuel Beckett, the tension is created by the succession of hopes that do not find a concrete outlet. Similarly, in life, every moment is waiting for something definitive which then turns out to be, once obtained, fragmented and subjective.
Within the choreography the performers live this expectation and, in the search for a definitive answer, divine or otherwise, to their existential condition, they seek comfort from each other, they challenge each other, or, like a choir, they all tend towards the same point. In the end, the very goal of their journey is realized in the memory (“memento” means, precisely, “remember”) of these relationships and the sensations they felt, making it a ritual moment, a sacred act, and therefore eternal.
“What happens in” MEMENTO “is simply a happening among the dancers, which is not tied to a story, but offers a real imaginary journey on the meaning of life and on the hope of finding something that has been lost – says the choreographer Nyko Piscopo – “MEMENTO” it means “remember” and I mean it as sentimental and visceral. “
For this work, Nyko Piscopo he chose to stage fragments of his own experience. It is not, however, a simple story of what happened during some relationships that she built in particular moments of her life. Every past event is not filtered by a cold and distant gaze, but everything is represented while her mind still cannot grasp and decipher what it was. The result is a direct narration, without filters, which does not seek a closure in the modeled and perfect material, but which finds, in its fragmentation and abstractness, the common denominator between the sensations of him and those of each of us. He himself, feeling lost in this vortex of emotions, in seeking himself seeks all the others and, in his feeling of disorientation, tells of the disorientation that the man of the 21st century feels in front of a society that flattens his ability to feel and, above all, to remember.