How to Destroy your Dance

Both a choreography and a game, How to destroy your dance sets out to explore the limits of the body and create a handbook for the boycott of every choreographic decorum, through impossible acceleration and extreme slow-motion.


How long is one minute? What are the limits of the body? How much can it slow down to reach the most cosmic stillness, or lose its definition and then turn into an ultra-fast wake? How to destroy your dance is a challenge against time with pulp tones and ludic taste. A massacre game with no fiction and no sparing, where dancers become wrestlers of relativity and the show gets stripped down by the intimate rituals of preparation and the destruction of any form of formal artifice.


ColletivO CineticO is an experimental performing arts group founded in 2007 by the choreographer Francesca Pennini. Their work crosses genders and codes, bends the rules of the performative event, challenges the relationship with audiences, and occupies the interstices between dance, theatre and the visual arts. The group has been presented in Austria, Belgium, Bosnia, Denmark, France, Germany, Greece, Italy, Netherlands, Poland, United Kingdom, Czech Republic, Serbia, Slovenia, Spain, Switzerland, and Taiwan.


Supported by the Italian Cultural Institute of Valletta.

Choreography: Francesca Pennini / CollettivO CineticO
Cast: 11 dancers
Dramaturg & technical manager: Angelo Pedroni
Production manager: Carmine Parise
Music: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart reloaded
Light design: Moritz Zavan Stoeckle
Costumes: Holly Knowles
Duration: 30 minutes
Age: 5+