Valenciennes lives in dance
Valfresco brought together around 60 inhabitants of Valenciennes from every generation in an original project: creating a show that mirrored their lives and town and performing it on stage at the Le Phénixnational theatre.
"They are all unique"
For Luca Silvestrini, an Italian choreographer living in London, dance's strength lies in bringing about a more positive view of oneself, of others and of life. By making these the show's objectives, participants were made to realise that they could convey a message and emotions. During this amazing experience, they rediscovered their spontaneity and natural presence, and proved to have a wealth of talent. The choreographer found each person's originality and the remarkable things they had to express very interesting: "They are all unique".
And of all ages
Valfresco bought together people of all ages, individuals who wouldn't necessarily have dealt with each other in everyday life, but who could have bumped into each other in a communal place, like a funfair or the beach. These locations, which everyone can think of in imaginative terms, provided the theme around which the choreography was devised. Through the inhabitants and the different stages of their lives, the show created a subtle portrait of the town of Valenciennes.
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