A Sanpapié, Fondazione Nazionale della Danza/Aterballetto and MILANoLTRE Festival co-production

Lara Guidetti

Why do we remember the past and not the future? Do we exist in time or does time exist in us? What does it really mean that time flows? What links time to our nature as subjects? What do I hear when I listen to the flow of time?
(Carlo Rovelli)



With Antonio Caporilli and Francesca Lastella


Sanpapié Coproduction, Fondazione Nazionale della Danza/Aterballetto and MILANoLTRE Festival
Choreography: Lara Guidetti
Assistant to choreography and costumes: Fabrizio Calanna
Performers: Antonio Caporilli and Francesca Lastella
Scenes realisation: Maria Croce
Original music and re-elaborations: Marcello Gori and Alberto Sansone
With the support of MiC – Ministry of Culture



Taca tè, in the Emilian dialect ‘you begin’, is a challenge to the right to exist in time played out between two anagraphically distant bodies that converge in the present of dance: the space of an encounter between different times and generations, ages of life that observe and confront each other in a flow of listening, deep intimacy, shifting limits, bodies that discuss and agree. On stage, Antonio Caporilli and Francesca Lastella tackle the great theme of time and the intergenerational encounter through a non-stop physical debate where past and future are mirrored in each other in an attempt to build a relationship capable of moving fearlessly along the time line in both directions. Thus, the codes of ballroom dancing, which invite roles, melodies and spaces, are diluted in an ‘other’ environment that progressively frees itself from structures to open up multiple gazes on the body and relationship.

The choreography develops a unique and constantly evolving flow of movement in which the dancers’ internal times move apart and oppose each other only to meet again in common spaces that allow them to overcome roles, exchange energies and positions, overturning customs and stereotypes in an ironic, at times theatrical and surreal game that places willingness to transform as the central element of their conversation. The musical composition interweaves well-known and meaningful pieces from the tradition of liscio emiliano with a two-handed composition, made up of instrumental and electronic sounds, created by Alberto Sansone and Marcello Gori during their physical research work with the dancers in the studio, intimately connected to their relationship and the themes addressed.