Virtuosity and the innermost dynamics of the human psyche allows the body to become our purest expression of beauty - a collage of lines, eyes, words and strength connected in the most extreme evolution of movement. Siciliano Contemporary Ballet reminds mankind how essential the relationship with our own instinct is and the natural freedom that it needs.
Siciliano Contemporary Ballet is an up-and-coming dance company based in Berlin, Germany. After a history of choreographic success in Italy, Greece, Spain, and Germany, Salvatore Siciliano founded the company in January 2015. The company has flourished in the Berlin arts scene, transforming alternative spaces into sites for new artistic experiences. His work has gained popularity because of his keen ability to mix ballet lines and aesthetic with raw emotion and sarcasm. His choreography is powerful and stimulating and leaves an impression that lasts long after the work has ended.
The company's distinctive style is powerful and sophisticated. The work is a refined visual metaphor for the human psychology. It uses the architecture of the body to create intricate lines, which are a framework for expression and tension, leaving the audience in discomfort and suspense. The precision and unique use of ballet lines is unpredictable and makes the work unforgettable. Siciliano’s movement language is dynamic and pushes the dancers’ bodies beyond their limits. The movement is expansive, reaching the most extreme point of the body and executed with strength and intensity. The dancers carry their strength on and off the scene, executing grotesque images with elegance and sensuality. Their performance is rich with facial expressions and hand gestures, which articulate a story through specific intentions and energetic qualities.
His work accesses residues of the viewer’s unconscious stemming from religion and psychology with a fresh sarcastic edge, while drawing upon ritualistic behavior and human sexuality. Siciliano’s choreography is multifaceted and woven with layers, the same way a ritualistic act is unembellished, direct in execution and rich with meaning and rooted in a universal energy.
The company’s performances are glamorous and created with a keen eye for fashion. Siciliano’s collaboration with fashion designers compliments his interest in the architecture of the body and the sophisticated edge of his art. His attention to detail purifies the images and is imperative to the communicative ability of his choreography, which is a mix of precision and raw human energy. Every moment in the performance is purposefully crafted by Siciliano and precisely executed by the performers.