Private Project

Dance as Sculpture

The mith of Europe in dance. A video installation in three projection frames with Ana Sophia Scheller and Gonzalo Garcia (NYCB principals)

  • Luigi Formicola
  • Tobia Pescia
  • Tobia Pescia
  • Fondazione Sistema Toscana
  • Ana Sophia Scheller
    Key Cast
    New York City Ballet Principal
  • Gonzalo Garcia
    Key Cast
    New York City Ballet Principal
  • Matteo Levaggi
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    21 minutes 23 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    June 1, 2013
  • Production Budget:
    10,000 EUR
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Director Biography - Tobia Pescia

Tobia Pescia is a italian journalist, author and director. He spent his youth in Siena graduating in ancient literature before moving to Seattle and then to Milan. At the end of the last century he worked a few years in the commercial film industry as production assistant first and later as production manager for companies like Filmmaster, Brw , L’isola getting the change to see at work directors as Tony Kaye and many others. He took his first steps directing documentaries and short stories. He writes and directs also no profit adv, web series and videoart installations for a tuscan governament foundation he works for. Most of his work is about the beauty of nature and people.

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Director Statement

"Dance as Scuplture" is a videoart installation that me and Luigi Formicola invented for a specific location: The Loggia dei Lanzi in Florence where three big arches built a natural frame or stage for the dancers. The video is shot in a studio with three different cameras with particular light conditions (a hard job for the dancers) and what the viewers see is a fourth dimension coming out from the shadow points in which dancers seem to fade and live. The Reinaissance sculptures of the site come alive with the perfect bodies of the dancers. The film is telling the story of the mith of Europe. Classical dance, modern dance and fusion elements has been melted in a poetic narration. The file uploaded is not the real video but a live shot of the installation. If requested can be uploaded also the original file.