Silk was originally created by Riccardo Buscarini for the Chelyabinsk Contemporary Dance Theater (Chelyabinsk, Russia) and co-produced by Theater im Pumpenhaus, Münster (Germany). The choreographer says: “The work is dedicated to all the encounters that brought me back to the Silk Road, and made my life intertwine with those of my Russian friends… It is a piece about travelling, communicating and hovering in time, inspired by a winter’s journey on the TransSiberian railway.” In 2018 Silk was nominated in the category Best Choreography, and Buscarini in the category Best Choreographer, for the Russian National Theatre Award ‘Golden Mask’, at the Bolshoi Theatre, Moscow. In 2019 Silk is given new life in this re-staged version for ŻfinMalta, signalling the power of dance to connect different people and cultures.
This project is supported by the Italian Institute of Culture.
Choreography: Riccardo Buscarini
Cast: 10 Dancers
Music: Caroline K
Light design: Moritz Zavan Stoeckle
Costumes: Riccardo Buscarini
Duration: 20 min