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‘Il gesto sospeso’ is the new choreographic work and the fourteenth solo of Italian Moreno Bernardi.

The performance is a tribute to ‘Il canto sospeso’ of Luigi Nono, coinciding with the 60th anniversary since its premiere in Cologne. An opera widely recognized as one of the most important works of art of the twentieth century.

‘Il gesto sospeso’ is a memorial to the victims of fascism, and the text of ‘Il canto sospeso’ is part of some letters that victims of European resistance and the concentration camps wrote just before being shot.

The meaning of the gesture suspended transposes music mutable nature of movements in absolute continuity, where gestures involved with the sound of Nono movements: gestures accumulated a ‘situation’ emotional, a presence that is hidden between the gesture dance and dance acts.

The imminence of the gesture and the permanence of motion and suspended ajar, seeking a voice and perhaps recognize, broken, cut, abandoned to listening, and with it the song transcends the body and becomes gesture, full of sound and voices transmitter at the time of the memory of  lost voices.

Moreno Bernardi studied dance with Carolyn Carlson, Herns Duplan, Dieter Heitkemp, Michele Abbondanza and Antonella Bertoni, theater “La Scuola di Teatro Alessandra Galante Garrone” and Nikolaj Karpov and Judith Malina (the Living Theater), music in the “Chitarristico Center Pretelli-Corradi “(I) and Lucyan Wesolowski.
Since 1992 he is an artist free-lance (choreographer, director, performer, educator) signing since then 60 performance pieces, including dance, theater and dramas, with an unbroken involvement in international training and dissemination and artistic research awards and awards in dance and theater (Premis Mediterrania, Dancin’Florence –winner in two editions-, Montegrotto Europe – Gala Theatre, among others). In addition, his work is studied in university settings.
In 2003 he creates Moreno Ensemble project, for research activities and professional artistic collaborations. In dance technique and it develops a set of original composition thanks to his knowledge in biomechanics, mask, primitive expression, and focuses its interest in the mouvement absolu, in an abstract dance form and concrete in perception.


Danse + Choreografy: Moreno Bernardi
Music: Luigi Nono
Lights design: Juan Boné
Costume design: Josep Abril
Music consulting: Nuria Scoënberg
Assistance: Andrés B. Roda
Production: Moreno Ensemble project
Co-Production: Hiroshima
Authorization of: Fondazione Archivio ‘Luigi Nono’
Support – Residence: ESDM
Duration: 60 min
Support of: Instituto Italiano di Cultura di Barcellona

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