By and with Masako Matsushita Creative producer Stefania Mangano A special thanks to Paolo Vachino


Co-production Hangartfest and Ass. Fattoria Vittadini

HORIZON KOINÉ is the result of the sum between the music of Ravel's Bolero and the Zodiac Room, also known as the Hall of the Globe and Manuscripts, at the Oliveriana Library in Pesaro. The Hall has inside a pavilion painted in tempera by Carlo Paolucci from Urbino, depicting the twelve constellations of the zodiac, the four seasons, the two solstices. Everything is the result of an accurate and essential elaboration, the search for a functional linearity and rhythmic symmetry, a balanced succession of full and empty spaces, a lively sense of solemnity, a harmonious succession of curved lines and straight lines, of recesses, of niches, of boxes, intuitive and immediate knowledge and rational knowledge which consequently find expression in the faces of the individual figures and in their attitude, in the tonality of the faces, in the languor and mobility of the drapery.

The Bolero is a dance song from some areas of Latin America, if not a popular Spanish dance and tune that "was all the rage in every social stratum of Spain; it was also performed in the theater, between one act and another of the main performance, as an intermezzo.” The term also means braggart and dancer: boleras is the name of the gypsies who first danced it. The Ravel version of the Bolero, with its explosive force, was created at the request of the dancer Ida Rubinstein in 1928.

The transition from popular dance to noble dance is constant and repetitive, from the streets to the large frescoed halls, where the unstoppable vitality and determination of the plebs is absorbed and refined by the aristocracy. On the one hand a reduction to uniformity, on the other a point of synthesis in which many diversities arrive. The strength of multiforms finds a common denominator becoming a beacon of vocation, a horizon. This is precisely where HORIZON KOINÉ originates.

Wherever HORIZON KOINÉ will take place, you will be welcomed and enveloped by the music of Bolero composers and singers, the antechamber of the threshold that will introduce you to the Zodiac Room where the dance will transform into the ghost of the vulgar - a noble monument of the movement.