Tango Glaciale Reloaded
(1982-2018)

project, set design, and direction Mario Martone
new staging curated by Raffaele di Florio and Anna Redi
elaborazioni videografiche Alessandro Papa
with Jozef Gjura, Giulia Odetto and Filippo Porro
pictorial interventions/design/design Lino Fiorito
graphic set / cartoons Daniele Bigliardo
film parts / direction assistant Angelo Curti, Pasquale Mari
elaboration of soundtrack Daghi Rondanini
costume design Ernesto Esposito

production Fondazione Teatro di Napoli – Teatro Bellini, Fondazione della Danza/Aterballetto

co-produced by Fondazione Ravenna Manifestazioni
with the support of
Torinodanza festival / Teatro Stabile di Torino – Teatro Nazionale

in collaboration with Amat – Associazione Marchigiana Attività Teatrali / Fondazione Fabbrica Europa per le arti contemporanee / Fondazione Teatro Comunale di Ferrara / Teatro Pubblico Pugliese – Consorzio Regionale per le Arti e la Cultura / Fondazione Toscana Spettacolo onlus / Fondazione Milano – Civica Scuola di Teatro “Paolo Grassi”

new staging within RIC.CI Project
(Reconstruction Italian Contemporary Choreography, 80s and 90s)
concept and artistic direction Marinella Guatterini

Italian premiere


Tango Glaciale, a historical pièce created by 22-year old Mario Martone with the Falso Movimento group, is now “reloaded” in a sort of time machine by Anna Redi, Raffaele Di Florio and 3 actors who were not yet born in 1982. Yet, this is far from being a nostalgic operation. The pièce is a necessary piece in the RIC.CI project, since it shows how, at a time when our choreographic tradition was undergoing intense renovation, contemporary theatre, under the influence of Artaud, was also moving away from the dominant role of language towards a more physical approach. Sixty minutes filled with a cascade of images, music (pop, jazz and more!), dance and actions/quotations in a universe of rhythmic freshness: and, surprisingly, this “1980s post-modernity” launches us into the future.