Opera Bianco is an artistic research project by Vincenzo Schino, director and visual artist and Marta Bichisao, dancer and choreographer. Opera Bianco is the evolution of Opera, an artistic group active from 2005 to 2016.
The first work of Opera Bianco, in collaboration with the poet Ivan Schiavone, is a sound and sculptural installation - Grand Mother (2017) - whose sound dramaturgy arises from a field research on oral memory within local communities in rural and urban areas, looking for the phantasmatic component of the voices recorded. The first "chapter" was created in 2017 in the rural area known as Valnerina Umbra, starting from a series of recordings of elderly people and shepherds-poets. From 2017 to 2018, Opera Bianco has been part of Corale, an artistic project supported by Teatro Stabile dell'Umbria. Corale has been worked within the community of the little village of Preci (PG) hit by the earthquake in 2016.
In 2018-2019, Marta and Vincenzo are invited by Gazibul Theatre Company to lead a pedagogical project at the Academy of Music, Dance and Dramatic Arts in Saint Brieuc (Bretagne- Fr), a series of lessons on coreography and movement for young students.
There, in partnership with La Briqueterie, museum of contemporary art, they developped the second site-specific "chapter" of the project Grand Mother, dedicated to the French/Breton area and exhibited in the summer 2019. In 2018 Opera Bianco has been selected to be part of IN SITU European platform for artistic creation in the public space with the project Madrelingua.
In spring 2020 Opera Bianco will premiere with the new production JUMP! hosted by Ert - Emilia Romagna Teatro in Cesena at Teatro Bonci. JUMP! is a double choreographic system that sees on stage 4 performers from 25 to 64 years old. JUMP! tackles the problem of human's rhythm in dialogue with the rhythm of the world. Dance is the answer to an implicit question that comes from our surrounding environment: how to keep walking despite everything around seems collapsing? "We use the clown as a metaphor for the human condition. Fall, jump, suspension. If seen upside down, falling becomes a jump, an attempt to fly".