Renowned Italian-born dancer-choreographer Jacopo Godani invites the audience to enter another world and contemplate the illusion of endless transformations and appropriation of life, by creating a space to explore an unmapped land. In this work choreography moves across different planes, and between the intangible qualities of the material world and established existing objects. Nothing disappears completely in this unmarked territory; what came earlier continues to underpin what follows.
Prototype Hero suggests a threshold at which the dancers embody the intersection of choreography and the environment. Space becomes organic in the togetherness between groups, and in the individuals who give a direct expression of the choreographic work. Dancers metamorphose through choreography, costumes and set design. They replace bodily movements with traits of abstract storytelling, and the process of becoming human seems to be entrusted to their will. This experience of metamorphosis takes place in a poetic world and the stage, as a representational space, grows into a mythical narrative.
Choreography: Jacopo Godani
Cast: 8 Dancers
Light design: Moritz Zavan Stoeckle
Costumes: Jacopo Godani
Duration: 18 mins