by Simonetta Ottone
A tiled roof, a row of cypresses, a man sitting against a wall, a house.
A community to re-educate yourself to life; a dark place overlooking a small town in an archaic Italy.
DISANCORATI is a contemporary history of the past, where two human populations challenge each other, uncertain between hatred and love.
Among them Erica, an adult girl of a relentless exile, commuting everywhere. And Lisa, a young woman immersed in the solitude of the long distance runner, who dances to the notes of a time without appeal.
If beauty could.
Disancorati made his debut in November 2017 at the Pisa Book Festival in Pisa, from where he began his tour of Naples, Florence, Livorno ...
DANZARE IL SIMBOLO
DanceMotionTherapy in the drug addict world
by Simonetta Ottone
After the first years of work as a Dance Movement Therapist, going back over the field experience of my interventions, I understood that perhaps the sector with which I had to measure myself harder, was that of drug addiction.
A fundamental element of my path, interacting with the drug addict world forced me to immediately rework any stimulus coming from my training but above all from my life as a dancer, terpsichore of uncertainties, between the search for roots and nomadism, in particular of human landscapes.
From such a strong experience was born "Dancing the Symbol", this book was written almost by itself, as if it had been "in leather" for years, adding every day, to every meeting, a few words that were previously unthinkable.
Almost a humble and anonymous war report, a logbook without a compass, in troubled, deep and dark waters.
Burning desire to share a course of study and work in a field (the application of dance in the field of drug addiction) perhaps little debated and witnessed: few references, no certainty and a fair level of anguish in going into a world so haughty .
It is a simple book, slender but not without intrinsic depth and theoretical references that smell of Art and Science, in a creative synthesis with unimaginable application possibilities.
The language is that of a dancer who abandons herself for the first time to an unusual, unexplored leap, which takes her from movement to speech. The result is a sparse, immediate word, in which the space of a touching experience as a person and as a therapist is enclosed.
You imagine yourself speaking to the world, to a kaleidoscope of varied humanity: ordinary people, people who want to give themselves the right to dream and therefore to hope, people engaged in the relationship of care, help, self-knowledge, people who believe in hypotheses, other points of view.
A no man's land, the drug addict world. Indifferent and inaccessible, he perhaps manages to be permeated by the memory of a harmony that Dance brings within itself, which every Man, somewhere, carries within himself.
The book was presented in Florence, Livorno, Pisa Book Festival 2012 and on the occasion of the 2012 DMT APID National Conference. The book is used as a reference text in numerous degree theses in Italy and abroad. Reprinted in 2017 in self-publication.
The starting point is always the world of whom we meet.
In the "senzapelle" condition in which the drug addict finds himself, the experience lived and told here arises as a powerful means of ancestral communication: the body is put into action, in a new and ancient sense, it finds itself a place that at a symbolic level it contains our personal history and collective history. With DanzaMovimentoTerapia it is possible to remember oneself before the drug addict experience and feel nostalgia for our original being.
"Dancing the Symbol" is almost a humble and anonymous chronicle of war, a logbook without a compass, in troubled, deep and dark waters.
A no man's land, the drug addict world. Indifferent and inaccessible, he manages to let himself be penetrated by the memory of a harmony that Dance brings within itself, which every Man, somewhere, carries within himself.