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Van Cleef & Arpels
Dance Prize
Nominee 2022

Jury
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Mont Ventoux

Spain
Kor'Sia

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Inspired by Petrarch's Ascent of Mont Ventoux, the KOR'SIA collective seeks answers from the humanist past for the conflicts being proposed to us by a 21st-century paradigm shift: the construction of an individual capable of rebuilding themselves and the planet.

About the Project

Everything is overcome by obstinate work.

Francesco Petrarca (1336)

With Mount Ventoux, the Kor'sia Collective revisits the work that Francesco Petrarca wrote in 1336, Ascent to Mont Ventoux, apparently just a letter recounting the ascent to a mountain in any other April afternoon.

Through an ascent disguised in simplicity, Petrarca offers an alternative to the faith of the world, an ascending journey for humanity to elude and leave behind the dark years of the Middle Age; bringing about a paradigmatic shift to the world to come, humanism.



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As the Kor'sia Collective perceives it, this story, Mont Ventoux, still offers us the possibility of learning from the past, which can be transformed into a better experience of the present, and therefore in the construction of a better future for all and all.

Today, we, the people who live together on the planet, seven centuries later and in greater acceleration, typical of the times we live in, we also perceive the urgent need for a change. We are facing the destabilization of the structures that up to now supported us as a community and as humanity, and witnessing the transformation of a too uncertain future.

Petrarca, already warned: "We have to wake up from lethargy, get out of the molds!". Under this mantra, the Kor'sia Collective wants to collaborate in giving voice again to these words that today resonate with importante:

Ascend the mountain.

Recover our values.

Do a mass philanthropic exercise.

Put humanity and the nature that precedes back in the center.

What a better way to do so than through dancing bodies.

Mount Ventoux, is a full-evening performance created by the young Kor'sia Collective with the support of Conde Duque Contemporary Culture Center (Spain), Tanzplattform Rhein Main (Germany), Hessisches Staatsballet (Germany), Roma Europa Festival (Italy), The Watermill Center (USA), Tanz Bozen Bolzano Danza (Italy), Grec Festival- Barcelona Festival (Spain) Tero Saarinen Company (Fi ), Istituto Italiano di Cultura de Madrid (Spain) OperaEstate Festival Veneto -

Why should you support us?

The engine of the KOR’SIA Collective, is based on the fact the arts conform the only

representations that reach to transmit the human world in a way that no other cognitive

competency achieves, becoming the only cultural artefacts that survive in time beyond

the societies that produced them, allowing access to the most intimate and spiritual

ways of us as humans. With Mount Ventoux, the Kor’sia Collective pretend, under this

mantra, to offer a very much needed gesture and generate awareness of the threats

that hangs over our societies by compelling arts and the denounce of an outrageous

historical time around the climate change and their consequences.

Supporting this project, you will provide the possibility to the young Collective Kor’sia

and their collaborators team: dancers, composers, scenography designers, producers,

dramaturgs, choreographers, stakeholders… the opportunity to raise their voices

among the voices of the audience, to work through the arts against the difficulties the

future provide us.

With your donation, we can ensure this production becomes reality and help to bring

closer the idea that ‘everything is overcome by obstinate work’ (Petrarca, 1336).

Let’s work together!

PLEASE, DONATE.

Who are we?

The KOR'SIA Collective is a young group of artists based in Madrid and formed by Mattia Russo and Antonio de Rosa as directors and choreographers, together with the visual arts researcher and co-founder, Giuseppe Dagostino and Agnès López-Río, Professor of Performing Arts as a playwright and artistic consultant.

They make up the hard core of Kor'sia who, together with other collaborators related to other artistic disciplines, such as music, cinema, fashion, literature, lighting, space design... work on the creation of dance, which always emerge under the mantra of their own philosophy. A search for the defense and transmission to the new generations, that the arts, and specifically the arts of movement, are the only representations that manage to transmit the human world: tradition, society, culture, gender, sustainability, democracy... of a way that no other knowledge achieves. Capable of generating spaces in which individuals can access their most intimate and spiritual ways, helping them find their own meaning in life.

Mount Ventoux, is a full-evening performance created by the young Kor'sia Collective with the support of Conde Duque Contemporary Culture Center (Spain), Tanzplattform Rhein Main (Germany), Hessisches Staatsballet (Germany), Roma Europa Festival (Italy), The Watermill Center (USA), Tanz Bozen Bolzano Danza (Italy), Grec Festival- Barcelona Festival (Spain) Tero Saarinen Company (Fi ), Istituto Italiano di Cultura de Madrid (Spain),OperaEstate Festival Veneto -

Antonio De Rosa

Antonio De Rosa

Choreographer

Mattia Russo

Mattia Russo

Choreographer

Agnes López-Rio

Agnes López-Rio

Dramaturge

Amber Vandenhoeck

Amber Vandenhoeck

Set Designer

Luca Guarini

Luca Guarini

Costume Designer

Alejandro DA ROCHA

Alejandro DA ROCHA

Composer

Giuseppe Dagostino

Giuseppe Dagostino

ASSISTANT TO THE DRAMATURGY and ARTISTIC ADVISORY

Partners

Condeduque Contemporary Culture Center

Condeduque Contemporary Culture Center

Spain

Tanzplattform Rhein Main,

Tanzplattform Rhein Main,

Germany

Roma Europa Festival

Roma Europa Festival

Italy

The Watermill Center

The Watermill Center

United States

TANZ BOZEN BOLZANO DANZA

TANZ BOZEN BOLZANO DANZA

Italy

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Grec Festival -Festival de Barcelona

Spain

Tero Saarinen Company

Tero Saarinen Company

Finland

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Istituto italiano di Cultura Madrid

Italy

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Hessisches Staatsballett

Germany

Kor'Sia

Spain

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OperaEstate Festival Veneto - OperaEstate

Italy

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News

KORSIA

Jury Nominee

Kor'Sia

ARTISTIC RESIDENCE ATWATERMILL CENTRE

24 October 2022

New York City / United States

The whole group started the creation residency, in the wonderful Waterlill Center.
We are all excited and fascinated by the nature around us and the art that reigns here.

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Jury Nominee

Kor'Sia

Artistic residency at The Watermill Center NY

19 October 2022

NEW YORK / United States

Kor'sia team will begin his creation and investigation process of Mont Ventoux at The Watermill Center laboratory for the arts and humanities providing a global community the time, space and freedom to create and inspire.

Discipline: Dance
In Residence: October 19 – November 18, 2022

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