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Choreographers Greco and Scholten on the Creation of ROCCO

Tues. Feb. 17
6:30pm – 8:30pm
Memorial Auditorium
RSVP Required by Fri Feb. 13


This program is an occasion for exploring the relationship between Luchino Visconti’s operatic 1960’s film Rocco and His Brothers and Emio Greco and Pieter C. Scholten’s intensely physical choreography for the dance performance ROCCO, which takes both thematic and aesthetic inspiration from the film. Introduced by Jed Wheeler (ACP/Kasser Theatre) and moderated by Dr. Teresa Fiore (Inserra Chair), the conversation with the two award-winning artists as well as Dereck Cayla, Edward Lloyd, Quentin Dehaye, and Arnaud Macquet (ICKamsterdam dancers), will revolve around such questions as:

  • What is the relevance of a film about post-WWII industrialization and urbanization and its effects on an impoverished family for a dance choreography created in 2012?
  • How is the language of film translated into the language of dance to convey the psychological tension between two brothers boxing in life and in the ring?

Select scenes from the film will be screened during the conversation and dancers will perform parts of the choreography in order to illustrate how to “dance a film.”

This program is part of a larger collaborative event at Montclair State University (View page).

Watch the dancers of ICKAmsterdam talk about performing ROCCO:

“The Seven Necessities: An Artistic Manifesto” by Emio Greco and Pieter C. Scholten: Read Document