Sympósion is artistic and cultural project, based on three-year research project focused on the complexity of human relationships.
The work on this project is divided on two levels: the first one of image, physical and the second one narrative emotional, these two different planes are linked by philosophical reflection that underlies the creative process. These plans work in parallel, sometimes connected and directly influenced by each other, sometimes autonomously and even in contrast.
It started from the “Speech of Aristophanes” contained in Plato's “Symposium”. The continuous tension in search of the one body. The tension at the physical reunion of two now divided bodies in a perennial desire for reunion, a desire that animates and moves the bodies. The artists were are inspired by the figures of hermaphrodites narrated in Aristophanes' speech: supernatural figures, in strength and shape, with four legs and four arms and with a different and atypical mobility.
Through dance, a universal and direct language, the artists would like to be able to go beyond scepticisms and preconceptions, denying the formal label of a culture that imposes conventional canons and stereotyped models. Dance can offer an interpretation that can go beyond the social stigma in favour of a more open mentality.