Pablo Girolami


Thursday 24 June 2021 live from Theater Rotterdam

The duet “T.R.Y.P.O.P.H.O.B.I.A” by the Swiss choreographer Pablo Girolami is based on the means by which a trypophobic skeleton is formed in geometry, which, however, only thanks to the imaginative contribution of the human mind, becomes an active gateway for fear; reflecting man’s irrationality.

What do you wish to cause with your choreography?

With T.R.Y.P.O.P.H.O.B.I.A I would like the audience to feel and experience empathy, curiosity. Empathy because I believe it is the duty of art. Often, the world of dance remains an elitist field reserved for a certain age group and with a rather high socio-cultural level, but dance truly is present everywhere, in all cultures, ages, species, therefore, I am aware of the urgency to bring an increasingly diverse audience closer to contemporary dance. 
More than entertainment, I want the piece to stimulate curiosity and self analysis of one’s fear. I want to create an almost cringeworthy environment where the only escape is in. A nervous, maybe pitiful situation where one is confused wether to help, sabotage or stand still and watch.

I subscribed to RIDCC to present my last creation and share my artistic vision with many professional colleagues from the dance world. I hope it will bring me new connections with artists, directors and operators to create new professional collaborations and new human bonds.