In a timeless motion, hidden behind his armor ‘Romeo Heart’ remains imperturbable.
Pushing the light to different dimensions, bringing tension and resistance to each movement his figure slowly fades out.
This performance (revisited in 2012) is a combination of lighting and powerful sounds that fuses with the endless movement of the body.
Concept, choreography and performance: Dario Tortorelli
Music: Polmo Polpo -Additional sounds by diveinD
Light design revisited by Hugo Hendrickx -Styling image: Dario Tortorelli
Advice: Ann Van den Broek, Judit Ruiz Onandi and Rodrigo Leite de Oliveira
‘Romeo Heart’ is in co-production with WArd/waRD and diveinD | DarioTortorelli
Dario Tortorelli (Italy, 1977) is an independent choreographer and visual artist based in The Netherlands. He graduated as a ballet and contemporary dancer (Florence, 1995), and started his dance career in France with the ‘Junior Ballet Rosella Hightower’ (Cannes) and the ‘Ballet de l’Opera de Nice’. In 2001, he moved to The Netherlands where he danced for Introdans, Conny Jansen Danst and performed in projects of Jaakko Toivonen, Sara Lorenço, Bruno Listopad, Lucinda Childs. Since 2006, he has been collaborating with the Belgian choreographer Ann Van den Broek (WArd/waRD) not only as a dancer, but also as a teacher, and assistant choreographer. Alongside the dance career, he develops his own work under the name of ‘diveinD’. In 2009 he created the character of “Romeo Heart’ used by the artist as a main subject of his visual and performative work.