Photo by  Kito Muñoz, Maria Alperi, Paul Rodriguez.
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Photo by  Kito Muñoz, Maria Alperi, Paul Rodriguez.
Photo by  Kito Muñoz, Maria Alperi, Paul Rodriguez.
Photo by  Kito Muñoz, Maria Alperi, Paul Rodriguez.


By Kor’sia

Jeux played a game of tennis but the game he wants to talk about is seduction.

The origins of Igra go back to Jeux / Nijinsky, a work created by the Russo / Rosa in the past. It was a short piece,  and whose axis was the creative process of that Nijinsky work. The subject was broad and from that first process, the desire to continue and expand the ideas remained. Igra supposes this expansion, in which there are hardly any vestiges of its predecessor. ​ As usual in Kor’sia, visual power plays a decisive role  in Igra, which without being a danced docudrama about that time and those works, is full of references, which appear in a subtle and intermittent way. Electronic music is close to the rhythms of Russian dances, the inclusion of Chopin, a Polish composer, seems to want to remember that although Nijinsky was born in Kiev and his sister Nijinska in Minsk, his family was Polish and the choreographer himself did not consider himself Russian. Metaphors are also present. Jeux was playing a tennis game but the game he wants to talk about is seduction. Igra, in short, does not reproduce or recreate, but the spirits of the famous brothers dwell (perhaps happily) in it.
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Teatres Municipals de Palma: Xesc Forteza, Palma de Mallorca, Spain: May 08, 2022  
Hessischen Staatstheater, Wiesbaden, Germany: Jan 25, 2022  
Festival baila España, Bremen, Germany: Nov 12, 2021  
RomaEuropa Festival, Roma, Italy: Oct 26-27, 2021  
Centro Cultural conde Duque, Madrid, Spain: Sep 29 – Oct 3, 2021

Tour dates

Paris, France: Jul 13 – 16, 2022 (more TBA)  
Festival Opera Estate, Bassano del Grappa, Italy: Jul 23, 2022
IDEA AND DIRECTION: Mattia Russo and Antonio de Rosa CHOREOGRAPHY: Mattia Russo and Antonio de Rosa in collaboration with the interpreters INTERPRETERS: Giulia Russo, Mathilde Lin, Helena Olmedo Duynslaeger, Etay Axelroad, Antonio de Rosa, Alvar Roquero,Miguel Arevalo Garcia. DRAMATURGY: Kor’sia ASSISTANT TO THE DRAMATURGY and ARTISTIC ADVISORY: Agnès López-Río, Gaia Clotilde Chernetich SCENERY: Kor’sia VOICE: Marc Di Francesco SOUND SPACE: Da Rocha STYLING: Luca Guarini and Adrian Bernal COSTUME DESIGN, COSTUME REALIZATION AND MANUFACTURING: Mans Concept Menswear, Jaime Álvarez. MAKING AND MANUFACTURING OF SHOES: Camper PRODUCTION: Gabriel Blanco and Paola Villegas (Spectare) TECHNICAL DIRECTOR: Meritxell Cabanas COPRODUCTION: Condeduque Contemporary Culture Center WITH THE HELP OF: Ministry of Education, Culture and Sports – Government of Spain, Community of Madrid, Madrid City Council, Espai La Granja Valencia, Romaeuropa Festival, Minister of Affari Esteri e della Cooperazione Internazionale (MAECI), Instituto Italiano di Cultura de Madrid. Video: G.Cantos Photo: Kito Muñoz, Maria Alperi, Paul Rodriguez.