Andrea Costanzo Martini
PayPer Play is a dance piece for children and the whole family that light-heartedly reflects on the pain of friendship, loneliness, and the need for human connection. Set in a stunning set made entirely of cardboard, the piece tells the story of a lonely character secluded from the outside world, living in a room made out of carton boxes. His only connection to reality: a tv screen and a crazy salesman. To fill the inner void he seeks escape from solitude through compulsive online shopping. However, one wrong order sets in motion a chain of events that gets out of his control.
Andrea Costanzo Martini is an Italian Choreographer based in Israel. After a formal education in classical ballet he came to contemporary dance, bringing together elements of both worlds in his own style. Since 2013 he has created and performed his work in Israel and abroad. Andrea’s artistic research focuses on the extreme physicality and theatricality of performance and explores the balance of power between dancers and spectators. Always filled with humour, his work plays with the expectations of the dance medium.
Concept and Choreography: Andrea Costanzo Martini
Performers: Avidan Ben-Giat, Carmel Ben Asher, Andrea Costanzo Martini
Dramaturgy: Yael Biegon-Citron
Music: Binya Reches, Igor Stravinsky, Kylie Minogue, Brian Eno
Lighting Design: Yoav Barel
Voiceover: Benny Eldar
Costumes: Shira Weise
Set Design: Oded Yones, Avidan Ben-Giat
Rehearsal Manager: Melanie Berson
Artistic Advice: Amelie Mallman
Photos: Yair Meyuhas
PayPer Play is produced in the context of Explore Dance Network – Netzwerk Tanz für Junges Publikum and will premiere in 2022 in Fokus Tanz, Munich. A special thank you to Ulrike Wörner and to the Explore Dance Network.
A production of explore dance – Network dance for young audience, a co-operative project of moves Potsdam, Fokus Tanz / Tanz und Schule e.V. München and K3 | Tanzplan Hamburg. Funded by TANZPAKT Stadt-Land-Bund with the support of the German Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media, the Ministry of Culture and Media of the Free and Hanseatic City of Hamburg, the Municipal Department of Arts and Culture Munich and the BLZT, financed by the Bavarian Ministry for Arts and Education, as well as the city of Potsdam and the ministry for science, research and culture of the federal state of Brandenburg.