Biennale Danza 2019
13TH INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL OF CONTEMPORARY DANCE
10 days –from June 21st to June 30th– with 29 performances by 22 choreographers and companies from around the world for 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.
Alessandro Sciarroni, the Golden Lion for Lifetime Achievement, an artist with a “mixed” career in art, theatre and choreography 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 – who studied mime, dance, percussion – and Théo Mercier – trained in the visual arts and directing – 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.
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.
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 in Via Garibaldi on a stage built for the occasion.