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PLAYFULNESS is a contemporary dance and physical theater performance, loosely inspired by the splastick movie genre, comedians Laurel and Hardy and the Beckettian characters Estragon and Vladimir, the show stages a methodology on some childhood games and the their potential use, generating in the audience a process of recognition. The goal is to raise awareness of a dimension of contact and play that is being lost due to the constant virtual rather than physical sharing. Francesco and Maxime are interested on a humorous, physical and committed body research.

  • Choreography and performance : Francesco Colaleo and Maxime Freixas
  • Ideation : Francesco Colaleo
  • Musical composition : Vincenzo Pedata and Lorenzo Fiume
  • Production : Cie MF | Maxime & Francesco
  • Co-produced : Artemis Danza, Parma (IT)
  • Collaboration : la Maison de la danse de Lyon (FR) 


25th May 2024 --> Playfulness >>> Theater nelle Valli, Spigno Monferrato (IT)


From the 1st to the 5th August 2023--> Playfulness >>> CastellinAria - Festa Pop Workshop for children + date, Alvito (IT)

23rd or 24th or 25th June 2023--> Playfulness >>> Scène danse de la Fête de la danse, Genève (CH)

18th June 2023--> Playfulness >>> Evergreen Fest 2023, Turin (IT)

17th June 2023--> Playfulness >>> Festival Piccoli Idilli, Robbiate (IT)

2nd December 2022 --> Playfulness >>> elementary school, Villars-les-Dombes (FR)

4th August 2022 --> Playfulness >>> Danza Umbria Festival, Perugia (IT)

26th July 2022 --> Playfulness >>> Antichi Scenari Festival, Pozzuoli (IT)

3rd July 2022 --> Playfulness >>> Theatre delle Briciole, Parma (IT)

25th August 2021 --> Playfulness >>> Tout l'monde dehors, 2 dates, Lyon (FR)

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