kNOwBOX dance Film Festival 2022
Official Selection Film Spotlight
Fresh oranges into the ocean
00:11:30 / Chiusi, Toscana, Italy
While merging and intertwining with nature, three young girls create a metaphorical and visionary narrative of their present condition and their projections towards the future. Through their lightness, disorientation, vitality and strength, they embark on a choreographic journey facing high and low tides, turbulence and contradictions, calm and turmoil. Guided by absurd questions the oranges reflect the path of the protagonists in their delicate passage to adulthood and guide us in a poetic reflection on our lives.
What do you hope to communicate with our audience through your work?
Lightness, mystery, freshness, dream, poetry; I hope to raise questions and trigger senses.
Silvia Giordano was born in the province of Udine on 21 July 1988, trained as a dancer and specialized in choreography at the Codarts University of the Arts and at the Fontys School for the performing Arts in the Netherlands. In parallel she worked as a researcher and author, and as assistant and associate director in opera houses such as Maggio Musicale Fiorentino, Grand Théâtre de Tours, Arena di Verona. Her choreographies were staged at Guangzhou Opera House, Teatro Real in Madrid, Teatro de la Maestranza in Seville and at Teatro la Fenice in Venice. In 2020 she is among the three emerging international choreographers selected by Venice Biennale Dance under the direction of Marie Chouinard, where she premiered her creation Tremendous Hop. Her latest work, “Fresh oranges into the ocean”, won the Theodor Rawyler Prize 2021 and became a short movie. She has a PhD in Management and Development of Cultural Heritage and she gives workshops and lectures internationally.
Simona De Simone, known under the artistic pseudonym of Nuanda Sheridan, was born in the province of Lecce on December 5, 1985. She studied theatre direction and acting, before training in film direction. She works as an assistant and associate director in various film and television productions, such as "Io che amo solo te" by Marco Ponti, "Sacred Fire" by Samuele Rossi and "Il cacio con le pere" by Luca Calvani. She signed her first work with "Satyagraha", winner of numerous national and international awards, and inserted in an installation in the Verbeke Foundation contemporary art museum in Belgium. Subsequently she was assigner the direction of “Forse è solo mal di mare”, a film for the big screen produced by Cibbè film. She writes and directs the collective short film "Ripartenza" produced by Dado production and the music video "Hamburg" for Giulio Bianco, winner of the Records Puglia Sounds competition. She made the documentary "Historia de una guía maya" in Guatemala together with Sofia Quercetti and she is currently involved in the development of her next film “Secondo Isaiah”.
Featuring: Noemi Calzavara, Eduarda Santos, Reiko Ohta
Concept, choreography, direction: Silvia Giordano Video director: Nuanda Sheridan Dop & Filmmaker: Sofia Quercetti
Color grading: Sofia Quercetti
Editing: Silvia Giordano & Nuanda Sheridan Costumes: Silvia Giordano
Music: Giorgos Gargalas
Sound design: Silvia Giordano & Giorgos Gargalas
Text: Silvia Giordano
Voices: Noemi Calzavara, Silvia Giordano, Reiko Ohta, Eduarda Santos
Production: La Cap Location: Lago di Chiusi (Tuscany -Italy-)