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Steve Paxton Golden Lion for Lifetime Achievement in Dance

The Golden Lion for Lifetime Achievement has been awarded to Steve Paxton for having opened the space of dance to a capillary study of movement as a constant source of origins projecting his experimentation with gravity onto the system of articulations and being the first to instinctively perceive dance as listening and the transfiguration of techniques.

The perception of the human being that emerges elevates dance to a founding value of culture and of systems of relations.

The constant exercise of gesture has shown us how man can expand his vision of the world by linking memory to the awareness of belonging to a body and “silently” opening innovative paths to unlimited experimentation in all the arts.