Solo for Gabriella
Michèle Anne De Mey
Starting from the only fragment that remains of Arianna, Monteverdi’s unfinished opera, Michèle Anne De Mey creates a choreographic score tailor-made for her long-term collaborator, the exceptional Gabriella Iacono. Adopting the approach of a strict and choreographed transposition of the words, she powerfully embodies the tragic figure of an Ariane left devastated by abandonment and betrayal. It is a poignant piece that revisits the codes of classical tragedy in order to project them more effectively into our contemporary biotope.
E chi volete voi che mi conforte
In così dura sorte,
In così gran martire?
Production Charleroi Danses
Originally from Italy, Gabriella Iacono trained at the National Academy of Dance in Rome and at the London Contemporary Dance School.
In Italy, she danced for Roberta Garrisson, Roberta Gelpi, Alessandra Palma, Enzo Cosimi. Michele Pogliani with whom she collaborated on the creation of Illinx for the Balletto di Toscana. She then worked in Vienna with Elio Gervasi.
In 2000, she joined the X-Group project set up by Bruxelles 2000 and P.A.R.T.S in the context of Brussels, European city of Culture. She then danced for Salva Sanchis and in 2001 joined Charleroi Danses/Plan K directed by Frederic Flamand.
In 2004 she took part in the project Dance Show created by Alexandra Bachsetsiz and in 2005, she performed for different projects by Ted Stoffer , Marion Ballester and Joanne Leighton. Together with Yasuyuki Endo she presented a duo at the festival no.mad.ic project 2 in Tokyo.
Since 2006 she is working with Michèle Anne De Mey, amongst others she danced for the remake of Sinfonia Eroica and the play Neige.
In 2008 she did a replacement for the piece V-Nightmare by Thierry Smits and since 2009 she is working on Michèle Anne De Mey and Jaco Van Dormael’s creation Kiss & Cry.