The Fusion of the Mountain and the Shrapnel

Futurism piece from “Formed Declarations, an examination of aesthetic and political principles in modern dance.”

Conceived, co-choreographed, co-produced, and performed by Christina Catanese and Julia Cuccaro in the Philadelphia Fringe Festival.

Evening-length program examined the manifestoes of avant-garde movements and the use of dance as a declaration of politics and aesthetics by Futurism, Dada, and Surrealism. Collaborated with Julia Cuccaro.

Premiered at Media Bureau, September 2009, Philadelphia, PA.

Originally developed as an independent study at the University of Pennsylvania with Professor Marion Kant, examining the reconstruction of the futurist dance as envisioned by F.T. Marinetti. Research and choreography presented at the 2008 International Coccia Conference on Futurism at Slought Foundation, University of Pennsylvania.


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