Fabio Liberti (DK/IT) / Den Frie Centre of Contemporary Art

Don´t, Kiss

“Don’t, Kiss” is undoubtedly a duet about love and relationship between two people in its most simple and recognizable form. A universal concept, maybe artistically devalued in modern days, but which continues to be the motion of almost everyone’s life.
Two people meet. They see each other. They attract each other. They come together in a lip-to-lip contact, ubiquitously recognized as kiss.

Choreographically the challenge is that the performers will be from beginning to the end of the piece in the constant lip-to-lip contact.
This creates several challenges and limitations to the performers, which will intrigue the audience attention.Through the development of the piece the act of kissing will lose its uttermost poetic meaning.

What initially appears as a kiss and will bring with it its most romantic connotation will be transformed into a mere physical limitation and an obstacle to overcome. Almost a prison. A prison that a person has created for himself. A prison that one may love.

Dancers / Performers /
  Jernej Bizjak and Fabio Liberti
Choreographer / Fabio Liberti
Music / Per-Henrik Måenpåå
Photo / Lukas Hartvig-Møller
Premiere / 6 July 2017, Würzburg (Germany)
Duration / approx 15. min

The performance is part of Dansehallerns CLOSE ENCOUNTERS – 5 intense days of choreographic installations, performances and talks.

About Fabio Liberti
He graduated at Codarts Rotterdam Dance Academy in 2004. Fabio has been engaged full time in: Conny Janssen Danst (Holland), Stadttheater Hildesheim (Germany), Stadttheater Saint Gallen (Switzerland), AIEP-Ariella Vidach (Italy), Danish Dance Theatre (Denmark).
As choreographer Fabio received in 2013 the third prize at Copenhagen International Choreography Competition with his piece Blinking. In 2014 Fabio received the Critic Award at Hannover International Choreography Competition. In 2015 he was commissioned to choreograph Carmina Burana for Danish Dance Theatre national tour. The same year his work got selected to be part of NAO Performing Festival in Milan (Italy).
In 2016 Fabio was commissioned to choreograph for Dark Circles Contemporary Dance in Dallas (Texas), he was selected for Berner Tanzpreise (Switzerland) and Festival Ziva in Ljubljana (Slovenia). In Nov 2016 Fabio won the first prize at the International Choreographic Contest Warsaw Zawirowania Dance with his piece Let’s Du-et. In April 2017 he won the first prize for best choreography at Skopje DansLab 2017 (Macedonia) and the second prize at Solo Dance Contest (Poland) with the piece Solo for Real. In June 2017 Fabio is invited to present his work Let’s Du-et at Sånafest (Norway) and he created Don’t, Kiss for the dancers of Mainfranken Theater Würzburg in Germany.

Den Frie Centre of Contemporary Art
Dansehallerne collaborates with Den Frie Centre of Contemporary Art in season 2017/18 – and are happy to present CLOSE ENCOUNTERS in this great space February 14-18th 2018.
The house functions as a platform for contemporary art productions with participation of a great variety of artists and close dialogue between artworks, artists and audience.

When / Feb 15th 8.30 pm, Feb 16th 9 pm, Feb 17th 9.15 pm, Feb 18th 6.15 pm

Where / Den Frie Centre of Contemporary Art, Oslo Plads 1, Copenhagen