Nostos – in Greek νόστος – return, is the word that conveys that sense of circularity of the journey of existence whose ultimate goal is to reach oneself. Nostos is one of the oldest and most widespread literary motifs, whose archetype is precisely the long journey of Ulysses; a journey that, significantly, is a return: its objective is not to lead the hero to a destination, but to bring him back in a circular way – more experienced in life and therefore wiser – to his original starting point: at home. A physical home, Ithaca. An inner home, self-knowledge.
MENHIR is a contemporary dance organization based in Ruvo di Puglia - Metropolitan City of Bari, South of Italy. Since 2009 realized several productions, international educational courses, international programs and audience engagement projects (LE DANZATRICI, archeology of contemporary). Between 2018 and 2020 Menhir diffused more than 40 performances in the regional and national contemporary dance scene and GENESI, the last creation by Giulio De Leo, was presented in Matera Capitale 2019. Since 2017 Menhir is responsible of TALOS FESTIVAL dance program and since 2019 is partner of Fondazione Fabbrica Europa in Florence for the realization of CRISOL, creative processes. Photo Cinzia Cantatore
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