A panoramic view of a city is always referring to this infinite net of stories happening at the same time.
Hidden behind walls and windows we can imagine the present life of a community, while the past is written in their façades and the future prefigured in the concreteness of the constructions that will remain much after we are gone.
A city in its complexity is impossible to be "represented", and even the most accurate film or theatre piece having a city as a background needs to erase its details, and direct the gaze of the audience by narrowing down the information around a particular story.
Aiming to create a third space in between theatricality and reality, ROOF brings the audience to a building terrace and place the actors/dancers scattered in the landscape. Helped by the sound coming from wireless headphones and binoculars, the public is invited to follow a "live movie": an original script made to fit in this specific location with elements of dance, live re-takes of classic films, and documentary material previously gathered in the neighborhood.
The performance become in this way not only what the dancers/actors are doing, but also the resonance of their actions against a background that reaches the horizon line and involves in its trajectory many layers of association possibilities. Due to the shift of perception provoked by the piece, the city is suddenly transformed into a gigantic décor in which the categorization of real and fiction needs to be given by the spectator.
Recently declared world's cultural heritage by the Unesco, TANGO not only represents the Argentinean culture but the universal icon of glamour and sophisticated seduction.
From Rudolph Valentino till today we cannot separate its image from the panoply of heels, splits, and roses clasped between gritted teeth commonly associated with it
TANGO was never meant to fit, spatially and mentally, in a TOILET room… as an urinal was never meant to be an art object before it was placed in a gallery.
TANGO TOILET is a humorous dance performance and at the same time a thought-provoking event of contrasted images. Usually performed in a shop’s window, it is physically placed in the border of the public and the private , a theater space gained from daily life that helps to reinforce the voyeuristic sensation given by the intimacy exposed.