Avalanche

Dani Pannullo / ES /

Avalanche takes us to a world where two styles of dance clash, speaking to us, above all, about the inexorable passing of time.

On stage Dani Panullo is searching for evidence of a world where technology can provide us with satisfactory answers to everything, but finds that when it comes to explaining human relations much is still unknown.

This performance presents the twenty-first century as a distorted marvel of two distinct worlds, and picks out moments in the life of a director, avid to explore where he fits in himself.

Through his physical language, he embarks on an exhaustive quest to discover the very nature of human nature, and takes us all the way from ancient village rituals to the complex presence of the metropolitan dance.

Behind every gesture of the hand or movement of the foot lies an in-depth study of the latest choreography. In accordance with the ideal of this company, Pannullo has explored the most recent trends in urban sports and included some of these new elements to his regular cast of dancers. This new sporting practice is an amalgam of control and virtuosity, whose tricks and graceful creativity become pure poetry in motion on the stage. According to Pannullo, this is more than just dancing; it as a form of free-style football. As the Dani Pannullo Dance Theatre has previously done with b-boys, skaters, free running, ‘traceurs’ and beat boxers, it brings these new linguistic features onto the stage in search of approval by a wider audience. Such an audience can compare how the dancers follow an inanimate object, the ball, around like robots with the flexible movements of the football freestyler. This juxtaposition creates two beautiful views of bodily movements, as if trying to decipher the very mystery behind their code of conduct.