“There are two suggestions that have guided me in the realization of this show and in the human transposition of the concept of chrysalis. The first concerns my profession as an artist, that of dance. The second concerns that of personal life. The CRISALIDI (chrysalis or pupa) precedes the adult state of the butterfly. The shell of the chrysalis cleaves and the butterfly begins to laboriously come out.
Butterflies live an average of one month, but some species die after only a few hours. The chrysalis can live up to 30 years before emerging as an adult. I believe that the condition of the dancer is similar to that of the chrysalis. The second suggestion came from the figure of my father. My father is a man who lived his entire life in an area of 10 miles², in the sense that he never moved from where he was born. One of my few certainties when I was a boy was that of not wanting to be like my father.
As I get older I find myself looking more and more like him, especially physically. I wonder then is it really possible that we are so different even in temperament? Am I really sure that my father lived the life he wanted to live and that in reality he didn't have the same instinct as I do? An instinct altogether of adventure, and of opening to the world. Could it be possible that my father lived a life that maybe he didn't want?” Enzo Celli
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