Found Choreographies by Jacopo Jenna – sound project by Francesco Casciaro – is a video work that talks about dance starting from the representations of dance itself, realized with the support of OGR – Officine Grandi Riparazioni, in collaboration with MattatoioPrender-si cura, curated by Ilaria Mancia (Rome).

Found Choreographies reflects on the intangible matter of which dance is made of, freeing its linguistic immediacy from the force of the image to which it is often associated with, through a visual climax that from the movement of the hand leads to an evolution of kinetic matter until its final eclipse and celebration, in a compelling game of meanings and associations.

The work is a dense cut-up of the performance project Some Choreographies (2020) and the educational project on transmission and movement incorporation from the Désir Mimétique archive (2017-2020). An editing dialectical exercise with audio curated by musician Francesco Casciaro, composed with intentional temporal asymmetry by cutting out shreds of “found footage” from the history of dance and performance, crossing cinema and the internet, in search of a sensitive kinetic matter. A flow of decontextualized images to be rethought in the present in a new form, to search for other meanings, as if the substance of things existed only in the non-place of detachment.

Found Choreographies 
di Jacopo Jenna – progetto sonoro di Francesco Casciaro – è un’opera video che parla della danza a partire dalle rappresentazioni della danza stessa, realizzata con il sostegno di OGR – Officine Grandi Riparazioni di Torino, in collaborazione con MattatoioPrender-si cura, a cura di Ilaria Mancia (Roma).

Found Choreographies riflette sulla materia intangibile di cui è fatta la danza, liberando la sua immediatezza linguistica dalla forza dell’immagine a cui spesso viene ricondotta, attraverso un climax visuale che porta dal movimento della mano a un’evoluzione della materia cinetica fino alla sua eclissi e celebrazione, in un gioco avvincente di significati e associazioni.

L’opera è un cut-up serrato derivato dal progetto performativo Alcune Coreografie (2020) e da quello educativo, di trasmissione e incorporazione del movimento dell’archivio Désir Mimétique (2017-2020). Un esercizio dialettico di montaggio con audio curato dal musicista Francesco Casciaro, composto con intenzionale asimmetria temporale ritagliando brandelli di “found footage” della storia della danza e della performance, attraversando il cinema e internet, in cerca di una materia cinetica sensibile. Un flusso di immagini decontestualizzate per essere ripensate nel presente in una nuova forma, per ricercare altri significati, come se la sostanza delle cose esistesse soltanto nel non-luogo del distacco.

Short Film – 11′ 24”

OGR Open Sessions | The Impermanent Collection # 6

presented at 40° FIFA – Festival International du Film sur l’art di Montreal 
part of Silvia Lucchesi​’s Carte Blanche, director and founder of Lo Schermo dell’Arte Festival in Florence.

List of references in order of appearance: 

Persona – Ingmar Bergman
Hand Movie – Yvonne Rainer
The ASL Alphabet – American Sign Language
Dubstep Fingers – Finger Tutting Hand Dance
A Portrait – Blondell Cummings
Accumulation with Talking plus Water Motor- Trisha Brown
Missunderstanding – La Ribot
How to Do Vogue Hand Illusions in Hip Hop Dance
Training at Grotowski’s Teatr-Laboratorium in Wroclaw
Dying Swan – Maya Plisetskaya
How to Do Turfing Wave Illusions
Maasai dance Improvisation in Magadi – Fernando Anuang’a
The «Boneless» – Conor McGregor
Warming up arms – Ido Portal
Creativity and the Fluid and Nervous Systems – Bonnie Bainbridge Cohen
Alanta dance
Online Contemporary Dance Class with Stopgap Dance Company
Histoire de la Danse de 1900 à nos jours – Rudolf Laban
Salto – Tadeusz Konwicki
Bolero – Sylvie Guillem
Hope Hunt – Oona Doherty
Goldberg Variations – Steve Paxton
Down by the Tree by Pearl City – Blackhaine
Rosas Danst Rosas –  Anne Teresa de Keersmaeker
Death of a Teen Idol – James Whiteside
Vogue femmes Judges solo – Leiomy
Körper – Sasha Waltz & Guests
Le Salon – Peeping Tom
You – Nigel Charnock
Ava Arbuckle
Dancing To Dubstep – Adilyn Malcolm
Dying Swan – Maya Plisetskaya
All That Jazz – Bob Fosse
For ever young and me – Martin Kilvady
A Study in Choreography for Camera – Maya Deren
The Random – Orange Shirt Kid
Yellow Towel – Dana Michel
The Rules of the Game – Jean Renoir
Earl “Snake Hips” Tucker
Soul Chain – Sharon Eyal
To Jose Clemente Orozco – Lester Horton
Trio A – Yvonne Rainer
Cunningham Technique – Intermediate Level
Dance in the Sun – Shirley Clarke
Cover Girl – Gene Kelly
White Nights – Mikhail Baryshnikov & Gregory Hines
Chicago Footwork – King Charles
Zaouli Dance
Fred Astaire – conducting the Artie Shaw Orchestra
Swan Lake – Dance of the cygnets – The Royal Ballet
Full Service – Adam Linder
Anne Jung –  Jacopo Godani –  Dresden Frankfurt Dance Company
A Choreographer’s Creative Process in Real Time – Wayne McGregor TED Talks
Improvisation Technologies – William Forsythe
Islands#1 – Salva Sanchis
Higher – Marquese Scott
Untitled Duet – Daniel Linehan
This Is America – Childish Gambino
Rainbow Round My Shoulder – Donald McKayle
Territory – The Blaze
Serpentine Dance – Loïe Fuller
Bombyx Mori – Ola Maciejewska
Wolne gesty Free Gestures – Ula Sickle
The Rite of Spring – Pina Bausch
The Delirium of Senses – Ruth St. Denis
Metropolis – Fritz Lang
Triadisches Ballett – Oskar Schlemmer
Dances of Kerala
Pelican – Robert Rauschenberg
The Sufi Whirling Dervishes of Konya – Ritual dance, Turkey
The Prophetess – Anna Halprin
Turning Motion Sickness – Alessandro Sciarroni
Giselle – Alexei Ratmansky
Zikr circle dance
La mécanique de l’histoire – Yoann Bourgeois
Planetary Dance – Anna Halprin
Café Müller – Pina Bausch
Ciel – Volmir Cordeiro
Musée de la danse – Boris Charmatz – Meg Stuart
Stormy Weather –  Bill Bojangles Robinson
Breakaway – Bruce Conner
Beach Birds For Camera – Merce Cunningham
Through Movement – Paul and Anne Barlin
Work In Progress – Helmut Fricke-Gottschild
La Ronde/Quator – Yasmine Hugonnet
The Chain – Beryozka Ensemble
Nowhere – Dimitris Papaioannou
Shirtologie – Jérôme Bel
The Seasons’ Canon (Autumn) – Crystal Pite
Thousand hand – Bodhisattva dance
Vogue Hands Performance – Teddy Ong
L’Après-midi d’un Faune – Rudolf Nureyev
Admirando a La Argentina – Kazuo Ôno
Walking in an Exaggerated Manner – Bruce Nauman
Hotline Bling – Drake
Body Remix Goldberg Variations – Marie Chouinard
Katema – Lucinda Childs
A life beyond words – José Limón
Heretic – Martha Graham
Kriss Red Bull Dance your style world finals
Contact Improvisation – Steve Paxton
The Storm – James Wilton Dance
The Cost of Living – DV8 Physical Theatre
5 Monkey Movement Drills – Eero Westerberg
Self Unfinished – Xavier Le Roy
Solo for P.A.R.T.S – Ahmad Joudeh
Take Me to Church – Sergei Polunin
Balanchine’s Agon rehearsal – Allegra Kent & Arthur Mitchell
Hail the New Puritan – Michael Clark
Revelations – Alvin Ailey
The Green Table – Kurt Jooss
The Spider – Milena Sidorova
I Put a Spell on You – Ganna Rizatdinova
Shuffle – Foxy
The Rite of Spring – Vaslav Nijinsky
Funeral Dance Lebanon
The Rite of Spring – Maurice Béjart
Dance Theatre of Harlem
Kinetic Molpai – Ted Shawn
La Natura delle Cose – Virgilio Sieni
Transport – Amy Greenfield
Muslims and christians mourn together at mass funeral
Coronavirus patient – ABC7
Coronavirus in Manaus – AFP TV
Coffins of Spain Coronavirus Victims – VOA News
Procession of the Sacred Mysteries – Francavilla Italy
Dancing With the Dead ritual in Madagascar
Funerals for Beirut explosion victims
Dancing Pallbearers – Nigerian Funeral
Automatic cremator machine