“Rizoma” is a collaborative project between the dancer, choreographer, and neuroscientist, Cecilia Fontanesi, and the visual artist Fred Hatt. The project’s inception in 2019 marked the genesis of an exploration into the multifaceted dimensions of intelligence within the animal and plant kingdoms, with a particular focus on the profound implications of predation as a key aspect of intelligence and harmony in nature.
Building upon those foundations, “Rizoma” extends its thematic scope by delving into the intricate world of underground networks formed by plant roots and fungi. The work found inspiration in Radiolab’s episode “From Tree to Shining Tree” and its poignant observation “…that all these trees, all these trees of completely different species, were sharing their food underground.”
“Rizoma” stands as a celebration of the innate beauty and intelligence that grace every aspect of nature’s intricate web of life. This performance challenges preconceived notions of intelligence, spotlighting the magnificence found within symbiotic relationships. The show offers a heartfelt invitation to the audience, urging them to embrace the interconnectedness that binds all living beings.
Doors open at 5:30 PM and MeMoSa begins at 6:00 PM
Capacity in the lab is capped at 45 audience members. Attendees who have RSVP’d before the event will have priority, and admission will be determined on a first come first serve basis on arrival. If you RSVP before the event but you arrive late, we reserve the right to give your spot to someone on the waitlist.
Attendees who have not RSVP’d will be put on a standby waitlist if they arrive in-person before the event.