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CRISTINA CAPRIOLI/CCAP

Cristina Caprioli has toured her productions nationally and internationally, taught extensively and choreographed for institutions such as the 59North Dance Company and GöteborgOperans balettkompani. From 2008 to 2013 she was Professor of Choreography at the Stockholm University of the Arts. Since then, she has been involved in post-graduate studies and acting as supervisor for PhD students. Caprioli has received several grants and awards, such as the Cullberg price (2008), the prestigious Gannevik stipendium (2013), and the royal medal Illis quorum meruere labores (2021) “for her extensive and significant work as a dancer and choreographer as well as outstanding contributions in both the Swedish and the international dance field.” In 2022 her body of work was acknowledged in the comprehensive retrospective ONCE OVER TIME, commissioned and presented by the festival Tanz im August in Berlin. This year La Biennale di Venezia honors her with the Golden Lion for Lifetime Achievement Award in Dance.

After decades of dancing in Europe and the US, Cristina Caprioli (Brescia, 1953) settled in Stockholm where she began to choreograph in the 90s. Over the years, Caprioli’s work has evolved in motive, purpose, form, and format and it consistently performs a critical urgency of thought and action, through precision of sign and complexity of structure. All for the thrill of a shared aesthetic experience, and the dancing that stirs up the world and touches our senses.

CCAP is a non-profit site for development and distribution of choreography, founded in 1998 by artistic director Cristina Caprioli. Designed at first as administrative support for Caprioli’s work, in step with the expansive force of her work and the entire field of extended choreography, ccap has grown into a powerful, multifaceted engine, producing a remarkable number of performances, installations, publications, festivals, symposia, cross-cultural exchanges, transdisciplinary research projects, long-term social activities, consistently reaching a vast and heterogeneous audience in various places and circumstances. ccap operates in affiliation with national and international organizations and institutions, with funding from the City of Stockholm, Region Stockholm and Swedish Arts Council.

Deadlock

CRISTINA CAPRIOLI/CCAP [SE] - Deadlock - July 18, 2024 - *Invite Only *Arsenale – Teatro alle Tese, Venice, Italy - 17:00
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  • *Invite Only *Arsenale – Teatro alle Tese, Venice, Italy
  • July 18, 2024
  • 17:00

Deadlock

CRISTINA CAPRIOLI/CCAP [SE] - Deadlock - July 25, 2024 - Arsenale – Teatro alle Tese, Venice, Italy - 15:00
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  • Arsenale – Teatro alle Tese, Venice, Italy
  • July 25, 2024
  • 15:00

Deadlock

CRISTINA CAPRIOLI/CCAP [SE] - Deadlock - July 26, 2024 - Arsenale – Teatro alle Tese, Venice, Italy - 18:00
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  • Arsenale – Teatro alle Tese, Venice, Italy
  • July 26, 2024
  • 18:00

Deadlock

CRISTINA CAPRIOLI/CCAP [SE] - Deadlock - July 27, 2024 - Arsenale – Teatro alle Tese, Venice, Italy - 18:00
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  • Arsenale – Teatro alle Tese, Venice, Italy
  • July 27, 2024
  • 18:00

Deadlock

CRISTINA CAPRIOLI/CCAP [SE] - Deadlock - July 28, 2024 - Arsenale – Teatro alle Tese, Venice, Italy - 18:00
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  • Arsenale – Teatro alle Tese, Venice, Italy
  • July 28, 2024
  • 18:00

Deadlock

CRISTINA CAPRIOLI/CCAP [SE] - Deadlock - August 1, 2024 - Arsenale – Teatro alle Tese, Venice, Italy - 15:00
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  • Arsenale – Teatro alle Tese, Venice, Italy
  • August 1, 2024
  • 15:00

Deadlock

CRISTINA CAPRIOLI/CCAP [SE] - Deadlock - August 2, 2024 - Arsenale – Teatro alle Tese, Venice, Italy - 15:00
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  • Arsenale – Teatro alle Tese, Venice, Italy
  • August 2, 2024
  • 15:00

Deadlock

CRISTINA CAPRIOLI/CCAP [SE] - Deadlock - August 3, 2024 - Arsenale – Teatro alle Tese, Venice, Italy - 15:00
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  • Arsenale – Teatro alle Tese, Venice, Italy
  • August 3, 2024
  • 15:00

Silver Outdoor

CRISTINA CAPRIOLI/CCAP [SE] - Silver Outdoor - July 27, 2024 - Forte Marghera, Venice, Italy - 18:00
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  • Forte Marghera, Venice, Italy
  • July 27, 2024
  • 18:00

Silver Outdoor

CRISTINA CAPRIOLI/CCAP [SE] - Silver Outdoor - July 28, 2024 - Forte Marghera, Venice, Italy - 18:00
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  • Forte Marghera, Venice, Italy
  • July 28, 2024
  • 18:00

Silver Outdoor

CRISTINA CAPRIOLI/CCAP [SE] - Silver Outdoor - August 2, 2024 - Forte Marghera, Venice, Italy - 18:00
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  • Forte Marghera, Venice, Italy
  • August 2, 2024
  • 18:00

Photo credits: Thomas Zamolo

Always Sometimes

The world is full of patterns, long short simple and tricky, they keep us moving
moving is no easy waltz, rather a bold adventure
most of the time we don’t move at all and call it dancing
here we move too much and have no name

– Cristina Caprioli

Always Sometimes follows one simple pattern and repeats it beyond sanity. Feet in a loop, arms in a thrust, in time plenty of intricate patterns come to display, each step so carefully performed it becomes immediate, as if dancing had been found in the moment. This choreography runs a circuit uneven, by a loop of catching and thrusting, in sustained confidence for repetition and the minimal differences repetition pays attention to. Always the same, Sometimes not.

Credits
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Choreography, space & film* Cristina Caprioli
Dance Rebecka Berchtold, Matilda Bilberg, Louise Dahl, Annika Hyvärinen, Miranda Wallmon + Hana Lee Erdman
Sound Incidence by Richard Chartier (2006) published by Touch Music/Fairwood Music UK Ltd
Lighting design & technique Thomas Zamolo

A ccap2024 production with funding from Swedish Arts Council, the City of Stockholm & Region Stockholm

*the films are produced within the project Here, a collaboration between Anja Arnquist, Cristina Caprioli, Madeleine Lindh (2013 – 2016 & 2022) (film & cinematography Cristina Caprioli, film & sound edit Madeleine Lindh)

Always Sometimes premiered March 16, 2024 at Hallen i Farsta, Stockholm, Sweden

Photo credits: Thomas Zamolo

Deadlock

safe in the dark, framed by the pending walls, the dancer gives up her body and turns into a ghost
with no depth, no weight, no contours, she travels between the tangible and the presumed
as if dancing were an image to crave and fear, images that haunt us, and we them
the dancing I secretly love, silent unavoidable immediate

– Cristina Caprioli

DEADLOCK is an essay on trans-morphic dancing, a flight into the unruly. A reckless, utterly precise choreography, serially ordered, performatively embodied. Singular in kind, manyfold in subtext. Restrained, flickering light of a disappearance. At once death-wish and evidence of life. A dance. Immersed in the aesthetic thrill of a passage that unleashes the senses.

Credits
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Space, film & choreography: Cristina Caprioli
Dance (live & on film): Louise Dahl
Lighting design: Thomas Zamolo
Sound: ’Variable Dimensions’ by Richard Chartier (2020), published by Touch Music/Fairwood Music UK Ltd
Film & edit: Thomas Zamolo
Set-up & technique: Thomas Zamolo, Albin Åkerman, Ali Mohammadi

A ccap2023 production with funding from Swedish Arts Council, the City of Stockholm & Region Stockholm
production partners AGAB, Dansens Hus Stockholm
thank you Delight Studios

DEADLOCK premiered November 4 2023 at Hallen i Farsta, Stockholm, Sweden

Photo credits: Thomas Zamolo

Silver

“My mother called me Silver. I was born part precious metal, part pirate.”*

What if silver is the color of dancing?
What if dancing is nothing but a child, silver coated and unlawfully reproduced?

One hundred silver coats spread out on the floor. Nothing extraordinary happens, other than a slow lingering of perception. Most of the time the children are waiting. And listening, not clear from where or to what. Once in a while, the coats dance a finely tuned uncertainty. Are they frogs in a pond? Strangers with their nervous system hanging outside? Or empty shells, filled with other stories? Either way, we see them and cannot not be moved.

SILVER indulges the distorted rearranged, and the mild sentiment of a silver coated tune. The room comes alive, sight surrenders.

*Opening line of the novel Lighthousekeeping by Jeanette Winterson

SILVER is a choreographic installation consisting of 100 silver coats that are moved and manipulated to form sculptural and spatial images. This is done according to a predetermined choreographic structure, which largely consists of improvisational elements. As an installation, SILVER is flexible and adaptable in terms of spatial conditions, time and resources. It can be performed indoor or outdoor, for several hours or shorter periods of time.

Credits
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choreography Cristina Caprioli with 5 – 10 performers
lighting design & technique Thomas Zamolo
music asher tuil: partly framed in sunlight, the blue gently linked, plastic dusk from the album the depths, the colors, the objects and the silence, and i, ii, iii from the album affordances

films
Clouds (from 2alike, 2018)
Ghostships, film and photo Cristina Caprioli, edit Madeleine Lindh (from the here here project 2013)
closure film, Mateusz Herczka (2001)

a ccap2022 production with funding from Swedish Arts Council, the City of Stockholm & Region Stockholm

SILVER premiered within the ccap retrospective Once Over Time at Tanz im August 2022 in Berlin, Germany, and performed in a slightly different version fall 2022 at Accelerator in Stockholm, Sweden

Photo credits: Thomas Zamolo

Silver Outdoor

one hundred silver coats move outdoor and become gloomy people, or children who don’t know whether to cry or play
for the most part, the coats remain empty, as if they were shells or other homeless things
or line up in a row, hold onto the wall, fall headfirst, build a shelter, lay down flat and pray

visitors follow the coats with their eyes, listen to the landscape as it shifts its horizon
stay for a short while or get stuck over time

– Cristina Caprioli

SILVER is a choreographic installation consisting of 100 silver coats that are moved and manipulated to form sculptural and spatial images. This is done according to a predetermined choreographic structure, which largely consists of improvisational elements. As an installation, SILVER is flexible and adaptable in terms of spatial conditions, time and resources. It can be performed indoor or outdoor, for several hours or shorter periods of time. SILVER outdoor is a proliferation of SILVER.

Credits
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choreography Cristina Caprioli with 5 – 10 performers
lighting design & technique Thomas Zamolo

a ccap2023 production with funding from Swedish Arts Council, the City of Stockholm & Region Stockholm

SILVER outdoor premiered 2023 within Lustholmen festival at MDT Stockholm, Sweden

Scary solo

And so she moves around and about, while pondering over several options. Should she settle for a puddle or travel the field? Wait for something to rearrange the plot? Rumble over the edge? Or pull out a scream and coerce a displacement? Mrawrrrr… But then she gets stuck in a groove, and twists several more. The uncertain once again left unresolved. After all, isn’t the point of it all that she moves, that she actually does move? And the kind of response her steps are counting on.

This is a flip by negativity for the optimistic restless, the one who dances wherever she lands, with everything to fear and nothing to lose. Something of a horror story, harmless and quite pathetic.

Premiered at WELD in February 2020, and performed in a slightly different shape fall 2020 at Dansens Hus Stockholm. 2021 the solo went on tour with Dansnät Sverige and to ImpulsTanz Vienna, Austria. 2022 to Tanz im August in Berlin, Germany, as part of the ccap retrospective ONCE OVER TIME, and in 2023 at the Teatro Grande in Brescia, Italy.

18 June 2024 Scary solo will be performed as part of the SHARP event at The 16th Theater X International Dance + Theater Festival (IDTF) in Tokyo, Japan

Credits
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credits
by and with Cristina Caprioli
music Asher Tuil, Alessandro Cortini
lights Tobias Hallgren/Lumination
photography Franz Kimmel