ROCCO

Emio Greco I Pieter C. Scholten

© Alwin Poiana
© Alwin Poiana
© Alwin Poiana
© Alwin Poiana

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ROCCO

Emio Greco I Pieter C. Scholten

In Rocco, dancers become boxers and boxers become dancers. They challenge each other in a boxing ring with telling blows, nimble footwork and virtuoso tactics. The dancers represent brotherly love in all its facets: the good and the bad, the devil and the angel, the androgynous and the incestuous, Cain and Abel, Romulus and Remus, Laurel and Hardy, Serena and Venus Williams. Loosely based on the film by Luchino Visconti Rocco e i suoi fratelli (1960), Rocco exposes physical and psychological extremes, like the film does. In this close fight, the intercourses are exacerbated and the dancers reveal their quest for their physical and mental limits. Like in a choreographic "dark ride".