When mountaineering becomes a stunning experience, a fusion between dance, theatre and contemporary circus. Piergiorgio Milano achieves a feat: restoring on the flat of a scene the emotions linked to the vertiginous verticality and immensity of the high mountains. Skis, karabiners, ropes are here diverted to create powerful images and new choreographic possibilities.
In mountaineering, the term “white out” refers to the complete loss of landmarks due to particular weather conditions: snow and clouds distort the reflection of light, creating an apparent uniformity between sky and land and making it impossible to move in any direction.
White Out is an ironic and dramatic, amusing and poignant journey, not only into the natural landscape evoked on stage but into the human inner self. The mountain, therefore, as a mirror of man.
Freely inspired by the writings of mountaineers Walter Bonatti, Giampiero Motti, Enrico Camanni, Jon Krakuer, Joe Simpson, Mark Twight, Reinhold Messner.
“The highest ambition of this show is to transform mountaineering into an artistic language. To create a choreographic experience and a visual synthesis in such a strong way, that the vastity of the mountain is transported inside the theatre, so the audience could breath and taste the snow, the storm, the rocky vertical cliffs.”