PICCOLO ARSENALE THEATRE
ALLE TESE THEATRE
NORTH AND SOUTH ARMOURIES
from 21 to 30 June.
The 13th International Festival of Contemporary Dance directed by Marie Chouinard and organized by La Biennale di Venezia, chaired by Paolo Baratta.
The festival will feature 5 world premieres, 9 Italian premieres and 8 original creations for outdoor theatre in the heart of the city; a series of encounters with the artists; and a film cycle: all in the spaces of the Arsenale –Teatro alle Tese, Teatro Piccolo Arsenale, Sale d’Armi, and Giardino Marceglia– as well as the Teatro Malibran and Via Garibaldi.
The Lions, artists who share original composition strategies and a multidisciplinary approach to dance, champions of a wider and more “permeable” conception of this discipline, will open the Festival on June 21stand shape its physiognomy.
Alessandro Sciarroni, the Golden Lion for Lifetime Achievement, comes to Venice with Your Girl, a show-revelation, and Augusto, in which the only physical and vocal practice that the performers are allowed to express themselves with is hearty laughter. Steven Michel and Théo Mercier – the Silver Lions, meet at the intersection between art and choreography, the result of similar construction processes but using different instruments: on the one hand the body and on the other objects. As in Affordable Solution for Better Living, a solo that uses humour to dissect the standardization of our lifestyles, which finds a perfect model in Ikea furniture.
Italian dancers Maria Chiara Bono, Rebecca Carluccio, Andrea Cipriani, Ludovica Di Santo, Anna Forzutti, Eva Scarpa Dabalà, Vanessa Loi, Alice Pan, Noemi Piva; Australians Arabella Frahn-Starkie, Benjamin Hurley, Oonagh Slater, English dancer Megan Harris, Tommy Cattin from Switzerland and Ramon Vargas from the United States are the 15 dancers selected from a hundred applications submitted for the international call of Biennale College – Danza launched in November of last year. Aged between 18 and 25, the 15 dancers have partecipated for 3 months (1 April > 30 June 2019) in an intensive course that combines sessions dedicated to body awareness or the somatic approach, contemporary techniques, research into movement and interpretation with particular reference to the repertory of Trisha Brown. The experience of the 15 dancers will end with the presentation of two works during the 13thInternational Festival of Contemporary Dance (27 and 28 June, Teatro Piccolo Arsenale).
Some of the guest artists – Simona Bertozzi, Nicolàs Poggi and Luciano Rosso, Luke George and Daniel Kok, Katia-Marie Germain, Bára Sigfúsdóttir, Nicola Gunn, and the dancers and choreographers of the Biennale College will bring dance directly into the flow of daily life, establishing a dialogue with the outside world in their creations, short choreographic pieces, to be performed at Via Garibaldi on a stage built for the occasion.
Encounters at the Giardino Marceglia (Arsenale) and conversations after the performances with extraordinary women and extraordinary men of theatre: a mosaic of images, visions, stories and expertise to foster a relationship open to knowledge and debate, with a discerning audience open to research into the various languages of expression.
Finally, a cycle of films to be screened at the Giardino Marceglia, that with dance extends our vision beyond dance.
Tickets: € 15,00 (students), € 18,00 (concessions), € 20,00 (full price)
Subscriptions (except Biennale College Danza):
€ 140 full price
€ 120 concession
€ 90 full price
€ 80 concession
€ 50 students
2 performances / daily
€ 30 full price
€ 20 concession
Info: tel. 041.521.88.98 – www.labiennale.org/it/danza