Alfredo Zinola


Underwater performance for contemporary dance, figures and poetry

Alfredo Zinola and Felipe González present PRIMO, an unusual performance of underwater contemporary dance, set in a large pool on stage. 
Sitting in front of the numerous windows, the small audience discovers the underwater scenes and observes actions that become miraculously touching. You can see feet, arms, hands, and legs appear and walk among strange creatures, you see two people who find each other in a game that is playful, affectionate, and powerful.

It’s hard to think of a more challenging audience to make performance for than toddlers, which makes Primo only more impressive … a piece of genuine art. SUNDAY MORNING HERALD MELBOURNE Cameron Woohead, 16 October 2014


Primo is a standout hit…Alfredo Zinola and Felipe González’s act of graceful movement, floating and splashing through water is, genuinely, a celebration of the human form. THE GUARDIAN Van Badham, 18 October 2014


Primo is an astonishing piece of performance installation…a bold vision for the potential of contemporary art for young children. Thom Browning (AU) 03/2013


An experience out of the ordinary! Que (BE) 10/2013


From and with: Alfredo Zinola and Felipe González

Music: Colorist

Light: Marek Lamprecht

A production of: Alfredo Zinola and Felipe González

Co-produced with: fabrik Potsdam and their Artists-in-Residence program, SCHAUBUDE Theater, Fondazione Teatro Ragazzi e Giovani Onlus Torino, Barnes Crossing Köln, Theaterlabor Bielefeld. PRIMO has been carried out with the support of
 Fonds Darstellende Künste e.V., Kunststiftung NRW and Small size, big citizens – Widening of the European Network for the diffusion of the performing arts for Early Years.


Practical Info:

  • 3 persons on tour
  • 5 – 8 hours build-up
  • The stage can be adapted to almost every situation
  • Age of Audience: 2 –5 years as well as adults