The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust

supported by the Municipality of Monsummano Terme

for the event “L’uomo che cadde su Monsummano Terme – David Bowie 2022”

in tribute to David Bowie

on the occasion of the 50th anniversary of the release of the album that made him famous.

Produced by Officine della Cultura and MOTUS

with the support of Regione Toscana and Ministero della Cultura

Photos by Antonio Viscido

The mix between dance and music has historical roots in Bowie’s own life. In fact, in 1967 the musician David Bowie met the choreographer and dancer Lindsay Kemp. From that moment, a new place was born, in which the disciplinary boundaries between dance and music are tested and transgressed, drawn to be immediately contradicted, expanded and overturned. Bowie and Kemp started a dialogue, leaving traces that reach our day through the works of artists in which the dialogue between different disciplines is central, seeping so deeply into the nature of both arts and modifying their “genetics” itself, with choreographies that become installations and works of art that become performative.

Since then, the seed of an innovation that cannot ignore multidisciplinarity and that rejects rigid taxonomic fences has entered the DNA of choreographers, but also of musicians and videomakers.

Inspired by Ziggy Stardust’s tour at the Rainbow Theater in London, MOTUS and the Orchestra Multietnica di Arezzo reinterpret the experience of Bowie and Kemp with a  contemporary language, avoiding imitations and repetitions.

Live Music Orchestra Multietnica di Arezzo, directed by Enrico Fink
with the participation of Finaz and Nuto (Bandabardò), Paolo Benvegnù, Andrea Chimenti, Modena City Ramblers and Piqued Jacks
Guest Star Dana Gillespie
Arranging Enrico Fink
Choreography Simona Cieri
Dancers Martina Agricoli, Paloma Biagioli, Ilaria Fratantuono, Roberta Morello, Gian Maria Picciau, Mattia Solano and Simona Cieri

“The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust” has been premiered on the 15th of June 2022 at 9:00 pm in Piazza G. Giusti in Monsummano Terme (PT).

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