Unterwasser

>UnterWasser Company has been founded in 2014 by Valeria Bianchi, Aurora Buzzetti and Giulia De Canio. The company places itself at the border between Visual theatre and Contemporary Art, exploring how the two overlap and creating an original, poetic language. The focus is on the artistic object, the handcraft, the image, the sculpture.
The performance is a Mobile Installation to be enjoyed in the evolving of the scenes (frames), in the fluidity of their flowing, in the sequence of not-hidden transformations of the matter, in changing of perspectives and points of view, that bring on the scene the principle of editing as used in cinema.
We are fascinated by the extraordinary possibility offered by Visual Theatre of opening doors on the scene, gashes that bring the public in poetic, dreamlike and fantastic worlds, empty canvas on which the eye of each spectator can project meanings and evoke memories and emotions. We believe that the public has an active role.
The author is a guide but it is the spectator who composes the show within himself. The images are inspired from the world of dreams, a well from which to draw suggestions from the inner universe. The use of words is limited, most of the times absent. The sound track becomes an integral part of the dramaturgy.

Unterwasser
Amarbarì
OUT

Ludovico Paladini

Ludovico Paladini, nato a Roma nel 199,8 è un danzatore/performer attivo in Italia, Francia e Svizzera. Ottiene un Bachelor in Danza Contemporanea alla Manufacture Haute Ecole des Art de la scene a Lausanne, Svizzera, nel 2020.
Nell’ottobre 2020 ha lavorato da interprete con la compagnia Alias nella creazione In C. Nel febbraio 2021, insieme ai suoi compagni della Manufacture, ha presentato lo spettacolo A Dance Climax, coreografato da Mathilde Monnier e presentato in occasione di Antigel Festival a Ginevra.
Dal 2020 è in creazione da interpete con la coreografa Olivia Grandville in Francia.
Dal dicembre 2020 lavora come coreografo con AMAT e MARCHE TEATRO, per la produzione del suo assolo Tales of FreeDoom.
Nel Settembre 2021 è interprete nello Spettacolo L’amour de la fille et du garcon coreografato da Prisca Harsch e Pascal Gravat nel quadro del festival della Batie a Ginevra.

Tales of FreeDoom
NIDO
Cadenza, tre

mk

Il gruppo mk si occupa di coreografia e performance dal 2000 e ruota intorno ad un nucleo originario di performer e progettualità condivise e trasversali. Il gruppo è da subito invitato nei più importanti festival della nuova scena in Italia e all’estero.
Tra le produzioni recenti: Robinson (2014) coprodotto da Teatro di Roma ha debuttato al Teatro Argentina; Veduta (2016) un’indagine immersiva sul paesaggio e la prospettiva urbana; Bermudas (2017-2018), lavoro sul moto perpetuo e il movimento puro costruito per un numero intercambiabile di interpreti (premio Danza&Danza come miglior spettacolo di danza 2018; premio UBU 2019 come miglior spettacolo di danza nella versione Bermudas_forever); Parete Nord (2018) nato nell’ambito del programma Alcotra Italia-Francia, coprodotto da Torinodanza 2018 e ospitato fra gli altri da Teatro Argentina di Roma, Triennale di Milano e Festival Fabbrica Europa / Teatro La Pergola di Firenze.
Con Pezzi anatomici (2020) comincia un nuovo ciclo di indagine aperta al pubblico in tutte le sue fasi, costruita intorno al lavoro di ricerca in sala prove e alla coabitazione stabile del gruppo al Teatro India di Roma per il progetto Oceano Indiano 2020-21.
La performance EDEN (2020), ideata dal Festival BolzanoDanza/Tanz Bozen, con coreografie di Carolyne Carlson, Michele Di Stefano, e Rachid Ouramdane ha ricevuto il premio speciale Danza&Danza dell’anno.
Nel 2021 mk, in collaborazione con il musicista Lorenzo Bianchi Hoesch e con il cantante americano di origine irachena Amir El Saffar, debutta al Festival Aperto di Reggio Emilia e a Torinodanza con Maqam, progetto coprodotto da Ring che vede in rete i festival citati insieme a FOG Triennale di Milano e BolzanoDanza.
Alla circuitazione degli spettacoli si affiancano conferenze, laboratori e proposte sperimentali: la Piattaforma della Danza Balinese al Festival di Santarcangelo 2014-15, i progetti per la BiennaleDanza 2013-14-15 e BiennaleTeatro 2019, workshop e percorsi formativi presso la Scuola Paolo Grassi di Milano, Anghiari Dance Hub, la Scuola del Teatro Stabile di Torino e l’Università IUAV, fra gli altri.
Il coreografo Michele Di Stefano ha ricevuto commissioni coreografiche da Aterballetto, Korean National Contemporary Dance Company e Nuovo Balletto di Toscana. È consulente della programmazione danza (Grandi Pianure) del Teatro di Roma, è stato co-curatore del progetto Giacimenta per Matera 2019, ideatore dei cicli di performance BUFFALO (presso Palazzo delle Esposizioni e MACRO Roma). Nel 2018 ha curato la sezione Outdoor del Festival BolzanoDanza-Tanz Bozen.
Nel 2014 riceve il Leone d’argento per l’innovazione nella danza alla Biennale di Venezia e nel 2018 il premio Nico Garrone.

Sito

Pezzi anatomici
Parete Nord
Bermudas
Robinson

madelena reversa

madalena reversa is an artistic project founded in 2016 by the directors, dramaturgs, actors and performers Maria Alterno e Richard Pareschi. Their research is focused on the aesthetic and emotional power of lights, sounds, objects, bodies becoming horizon for compositions and atmospheres which find place at the intersection between theatre and visual arts, performance and installation, where the only essential element is dramaturgy. In 2015 they got the BA Hons in Acting at the University of Wales. In 2016 they attended the Laboratory for Directors held by Romeo Castellucci at Biennale College.
Their projects involve artists from different backgrounds such as actors, performers, cinema directors, photographers.
The research made during the creation of Romantic Disaster (2020), their last work, opened an enriching dialogue and new collaborations with the Professor and Research fellow in Environmental Humanities at the University of Leeds, and author of the book British Romanticism, Climate Change, and the Anthropocene: Writing Tambora.
Romantic Disaster is a live set, an hybrid performance shortlisted at Biennale College 2020 – Directors Under 30. In 2021, the studio of the work has been presented at FOG Triennale Milano and Santarcangelo Festival. It premiered at Short Theatre, in Rome, in September 2021 – after two artistic residencies supported by Santarcangelo Festival and Short Theatre.
Since 2021 Romantic Disaster is part of Motus Vague, a Motus project supporting the production and distribution of new independent works by young artists with poetics and visions similar to the company’s feel.
The other projects of madalena reversa: Blaue Blume (2019), light and sound installation, (shortlisted at Biennale College 2019 – Directors u.3O); Dreaming Beauty (2018), immersive installation (finalist at Scenario Infanzia, 2018); Blank Composition: The White Girl (2017) – (Semifinalist at “Scenario 2017”; Selected for “MaturAzione” from Teatro Stabile del Veneto); Talking Of Michelangelo (2016).

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Romantic Disaster

Giulio & Jari Collective

Jari Boldrini and Giulio Petrucci as individual professionals have collaborated with various Italian and foreign international realities, also collecting shared experiences with Fabrizio Favale, Cristina K. Rizzo, Virgilio Sieni and Stefano Questorio. Together with seven other dancers, they are part of the Stabile di Lì, which initiates flows of artistic connections and exchanges of practices.
Their different formations, one graduated from Scaligero, the other trained at the school of Opus Ballet in Florence, unite their common interests. Over time they consolidate a strong relationship of friendship, the various daily and working experiences made together nourish their own artistic thought that leads them in 2018 to give life to C.G.J. Collettivo Giulio and Jari, a research project born to create performative formats affected to observe many aspects hidden in the everyday life of every culture.
In 2020 they get the support of Simona Bertozzi’s Nexus Factory, with the Evento project they are selected for the Anticorpi XL 2020 Showcase, for Anghiari Dance Hub 2020, for the Twain_DirezioniAltre 2020 award and in the same year they win the Danza & Danza award as emerging performers.

Infiction
Evento
Prima lacrima

Ruggero Franceschini

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Born in 1992 in Italy, Ruggero Franceschini studied acting in Piccolo Teatro di Milano School, directed by Luca Ronconi (2011-2014), and Humanities in University of Milan (2011 – 2016). He has worked as an actor in Piccolo Teatro di Milano (with directors Luca Ronconi, Declan Donnellan, Giorgio Sangati, Federico Tiezzi), CSS Teatro del FVG (with Alessandro Marinuzzi), Slowmachine Belluno (with Rajeev Badhan), among others.
Meanwhile, he co-founded Eunemesi Art Company, and started a personal artistic practice. Between 2017 and 2019, Ruggero Franceschini attended the Master of Arts in Performance Design and Practice in Central Saint Martins London. During the course he encountered artists such as Gerry Pilgrim and Forced Entertainment, and he focused in the creation of site-specific and participatory performances.
After graduation in 2019, he continued to create performances in public space but also in theatres. In 2020, he has been invited to be part of the European Network for art in public space INSITU.
Since 2021 he is part of the artistic direction of GIOIOSAETAMOROSA, contemporary theatre festival in Treviso (Italy) funded by Comune di Treviso and Teatro Stabile del Veneto. He continues to work as an actor and performer, and to collaborate as associate artist with companies such as Eunemesi (Italy), LUIT (France), Momentum (Austria) and Switchoffthelight (China). His work has been already presented in Italy, Poland, UK, Greece, Austria, Denmark, Taiwan.

Website

“Anthology of Superflous”
“Strange is the loop”
The Monuments of Paese ITALY
Clarissa

Pietro Marullo in Jordan @ Studio 8 / IDEA Festival

A month in Jordan for Pietro Marullo, thanks to the collaboration with Arab Theater Training Center, which facilitated the presence of our artist at Studio 8 and the IDEA Festival. Pietro visited Jordan with two objectives: recreatin the shows “Wreck” and “Hive” with a local cast and starting the shooting of the audiovisual creation “Gaia Empathy / Jordan”.

“The two shows went very well, we gathered a lot of enthusiasm and many proposals for future collaborations. Bringing those two aesthetic forms into that context was disruptive. We did interviews, gave workshops, invented collaborations with street artist. .. I didn’t expect so much welcome, thirst for art and life. For me it was a particularly touching experience, which changed my way of looking at the world and gave new life to my work. The people there, the dancers, the volunteers… they gave everything. They put their soul and heart into it. “

“I had the opportunity to get in touch with other Jordanian cultural institutions (MediaArt, National Center of the Arts …) and we hope to realize workshops and shows between now and next April. My intention is really to invest time and energy to revive the life as a local artist and to create bridges with Europe. I would like to make Amman my second (or perhaps third) working base for the next two years. For me this is the meaning of a project like “Crossing the sea”, to not remain “only” a splendid isolated experience, but one that allows to sow and build dynamics and bridges.
Amman is a strategic point in the Middle East, quite sheltered, very close to other important centers such as Ramallah, where cultural policies are really political and are really necessary. “

“We spent the last ten days filming on the Jordan and from Madaba to the Wadi Rum desert. Gorgeous images for this experimental film about water.”

Annamaria Ajmone part of experimental online platform “Grey space”

“Grey Space” is a new, experimental initiative of M1 Contact Contemporary Dance Festival: 8 Asian artists and 1 European, our Annamaria Ajmone, gathered online to share their practices and to explore ideas with one another, highlighting the fractured facets of modern living.
The five days of video meetings were facilitated by Anthea Seah, Singapore, and ended up with a discussion on the topics of “coat-shifting”, identity and the interspace of being in this globalised world.
Next step of the project: a real life residency in 2022 for the 9 artists, supported by the a network of festivals and projects interested in future co-production.

Artists and partners:

  • Reisa Shimojima (Japan) – Odoru Akita International Dance Festival
  • KT Yau (Hong Kong) – Hong Kong Dance Exchange (H.D.X)
  • Tracy Wong (Macau) – Contemporary Dance Exchange (CDE) Springboard
  • Annamaria Ajmone (Italy) – Crossing the Sea
  • Moh Hariyanto (Indonesia) – Indonesian Dance Festival
  • Pakhamon Much Hemachandra (Thailand) – Bangkok International Performing Arts Meeting (BIPAM)
  • Nguyen Chung (Vietnam) – Arabesque Dance Company
  • Billy Keohavong (Australia/Laos) – Form Dance Projects, Sydney, Australia
  • Zunnur Zhafirah (Singapore/Australia) – M1 CONTACT Contemporary Dance Festival / Perth Festival

Photo: Crispian Chan | Design: Zelda Chua

Meeting the artists: Italy vs China

“Meeting the artists” is a series of online meetings to present Crossing the sea artists and foreign artists, suggested by the international partnership. Co-host of this session is Shanghai Dramatic Art Center, China.

An hour or so in which to know the artists, their interests, the themes they are working on at the moment, their desires for an international experience, but also an opportunity to meet colleagues from the countries involved in our project despite the forced stop to mobility.

In this session:
– Galaxy Talk project, China
– Ao Ao Ing Ensamble, China
– Stage No More, China
– Effetto Larsen, Crossing the sea Italy
– Pietro Marullo, Crossing the sea Italy
– Stanze Segrete di S. (Secret Rooms of S.), Crossing the sea Italy

“Genoma scenico” by Nicola Galli: Korean digital version with Seoul Institute of Arts

After the workshop with the young dancers of Seoul Institute of the Arts, Nicola Galli presents the Korean based version of “Genoma Scenico”.

“Genoma scenico” is an educative and choreographic method focused on the interactive relation between audience and performers. A selected group of 10 players interact in real time with the dancers using a digital device in order to create short dance performances: selecting 7 among 32 cards (which represent the parameters of a dance show), each player gives instructions to the dancers, who will instantly act and dance the choices of the audience.

The event is the second public follow up of the Crossing the sea research on digital creation.