Marco Berrettini gjenoppliver sine røtter som tysk discodansmester anno 1978 i en forestilling som spør hvordan det står til med menneskets selvopprettholdelse i en tid hvor det hellige ikke lenger eksisterer.
Etter at Gud døde med Friedrich Nietzsche, og sto opp igjen med 60-tallets spirituelle tanker om at Gud er «i oss», er spørsmålet nå: Kan vi leve dype, berikende, meningsfulle liv uten en gud? Uten reinkarnasjon, karma, monoteisme eller polyteisme? Eller er det omgivelsene som styrer tankene og handlingene våre?
I ifeel4 går danser og koreograf Marco Berrettini inn i en mutasjon mellom dans og kropp. Styrt av, eller styrende for – eller helt uavhengig av – komponist Samuel Pajands flygel, og en moderne utgave av de greske tragediers kor, danser han uten stans. Og får oss til å gruble over styrken i våre individuelle uttrykk, hvordan elementer utenfor oss selv kan forandre vår indre tilstand og vice versa.
Dette er første gang den anerkjente tysk-italienske koreografen og danseren Marco Berrettini besøker oss. Sammen med sitt sveitsiske kompani *MELK PROD. har han produsert omkring 30 forestillinger, flere av dem internasjonalt turnerende. iFeel4 avslutter en serie arbeider inspirert av den tyske filosofen Peter Sloterdijks kritikk av religionens tilbakekomst: Det hellige finnes ikke. Det religiøse er kun en form for selvtukt og en endeløs rekke forvandlingsteknikker i menneskets historie.
Italian dancer and choreographer, Marco Berrettini was born in 1963 in Aschaffenburg, Germany. His interest in dance begins in a disco. In 1978 he won the German Disco Dance Championship. With this experience, he attended lessons in jazz dance, modern dance and classical ballet. At 17, he began his professional training as a dancer; First at the London School of Contemporary Dance, then graduated at the Folkwangschulen Essen under the direction of Hans Züllig and Pina Bausch. There, he developed his interest in the Tanztheater and began as a choreographer. As a result of his training, he tries to set up his own company in Wiesbaden.
To accompany his attempts to make a name for himself as a choreographer, Berrettini studied European Ethnology, Cultural Anthropology and Theater Sciences at Frankfurt University for two years. In 1988, he moved to France to work with the choreographer Georges Appaix and created in parallel his own pieces. In 1999 the Kampnagel of Hamburg produced its show MULTI(S)ME. Since then, Marco Berrettini has produced about 30 shows with his company. With Sturmwetter prepares for the year of Emil, he wins the ZKB prize at the Theaterspektakel in Zürich.
Since 2004 he has created, among otherdance-related works, No Paraderan, * Melk Prod. Goes to New Orleans (2007), iFeel (2009), iFeel2 (2012), iFeel3 (2016) and iFeel4 (2018). He is currently working on his next creation Body World Trip, which will premiere the 7th of February 2018 at the Galpon theatre, Geneva.
The activity of Marco Berrettini extends from performance in a museum to collaboration with filmmakers, from installations with contemporary artists to having dinner with famous people who do not know him.
SUMMER MUSIC is a group of Electro-Pop and experimental music. The group consists of Samuel Pajand, composer, singer, arranger and sound technician and Marco Berrettini, composer, singer and arranger. They met through the creations of the dance company *MELK PROD., of which Marco Berrettini is the artistic director and Samuel Pajand the composer and sound-technician.
SUMMER MUSIC was born on the summer’s day in 2009. Marco Berrettini and Samuel Pajand are seated at the terrace of a pizzeria in Montpellier when Marco receives a call: he is offered a performance in November as part of the new Festival at Center Georges Pompidou. Marco did not touch a musical instrument for more than 10 years. He answers the person on the phone:
Marco: … Can it take the form of a concert?
The person on the phone (Xavier Boussiron): Yes … it can take the form you want.
Marco to Samuel: Do you fancy to make a concert in Beaubourg with me?
Marco to Xavier: Can I invite a friend?
This is how SUMMER MUSIC was born. Two years later, Marco tried to integrate SUMMER MUSIC into his choreographic piece «Si, Viaggiare», but he did not foresee any specific time for music and only the song «Esfahan» remained. For «iFeel2», SUMMER MUSIC finally made it to create the entire soundtrack of the piece. With iFeel3 and iFeel4, Marco Berrettini and Samuel Pajand reiterates their musical adventure, adding to it the fact that the soundtracks of these recent shows are performed live.