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Saturday 21st May 2022, Lavanderia a Vapore, Collegno


Dance, music, research, virtual reality: Balletto Teatro di Torino combines performative languages with research, a network of collaborations, and technology for their comeback in Scene dal Vivo, on Saturday 21st May, with “Tiny Uppercase. Our hidden sense.” This innovative experimentation will, for the first time, allow the audience to live the dance experience in extended reality – XR. From 6 to 10:30 pm, four by four, spectators will have the opportunity to cross virtual and real worlds in a journey that will influence their corporeal self-awareness and will direct them towards a new perceptive perspective.


“Tiny Uppercase” is a two-year project of multidisciplinary contemporary creation involving dance, music, and technology characterized by an intense research activity and cycles of artistic and technical residencies merged in the production process of the performance. The adopted method was one of transdisciplinary work based on the mutual and continuous influence between the various fields of research and on the mechanism of connection and integration between the different disciplines, all in a co-creation process involving artists, professionals of the various fields, professors and students of the ICM College (Cinema and Communication Media Engineering) / Polytechnic of Torino, the StudiumLab laboratory of The University of Turin – experimenting within the Piedmontese platform Officine Sintetiche -, and the European Design Institute of Turin.


The project aims to revisit, by taking full advantage of the strong points, the dynamics and concept of digital technology to visualize our perception of body, space, and time. We are all aware of possessing five senses: taste, smell, sight, hearing, and touch, but very rarely do we mention proprioception – our sixth sense the ability to perceive and recognize the position and movement of our being in space. In the experience proposed by BTT, the tangible and the virtual merge to feed the living awareness of our presence here and now, going through the short-circuit/continuity between what we see and what we experience – and, therefore, feel – thanks to our body and our senses.


The project “Tiny Uppercase. Our hidden sense” has received a contribution from Fondazione Compagnia di San Paolo within the framework of the callART~WAVES. For creativity, from the idea to the stage,” which is directed at consolidating the creative identity of territories by supporting the programming in the field of the performing arts and contemporary creative production, combining research, production, offer, and distribution in a logic of ecosystem to strengthen the territory’s artistic vocations.



Balletto Teatro di Torino


Dancers of Balletto Teatro di Torino:

Lisa Mariani, Nadja Guesewell, Viola Scaglione, Flavio Ferruzzi, Luca Tomasoni


Artistic direction: Viola Scaglione


Cultural project manager: Ewa Gleisner


Multimedia, visual & UX Design: Vanessa Vozzo


Soundscape Design: Max Viale


Choreographic score: Gabriella Maiorino


Technical supervision & VR developement: Francesco Strada


Lighting design: Simona Gallo


360 Cinematography & post-production: Mattia Meloni


3D modeling, technical art, Unity support: Giuseppe Bruno, Giorgia Colombo, Vittorio Elia


Assistant to production and multimedia design: Ana Carniti


Costume design: Fashion Design, course in Fashion Design– European Design Institute, Turin, under the supervision of Ilaria Turchetti

Soundscape Design assistance: Luca Martone

Photography: Federico Masini and Angelo Bellotti

Videomaker: Margherita Dantini, Sara Saccottelli, Giuseppe Saccottelli

In collaboration with: Musical Institute of the City of Rivoli “G. Balmas,” within the season Scene dal Vivo 2021-22


In partnership with: Officine Sintetiche / Interdepartmental Research Center on Multimediality Audiovisual (CIRMA) of the University of Turin / StudiumLab, College ICM (Cinema and communication media engineering/ Polytechnic of Turin and European Design Institute, Turin


With the support of: Fondazione Compagnia di San Paolo – leading sponsor


With the contribution of: MiC – Ministry of Culture, Piedmont Region, City of Turin/ TAP, CRT Foundation





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