ASAC as a research site
“Another dive in the Historical Archive to come back with some of its treasures", said the President of the Venice Biennale, Paolo Baratta. The Dance Department continues a path with the exhibition L'idea del corpo. Merce Cunningham, Steve Paxton, Julian Beck, Meedith Monk e Simone Forti dall'Archivio della Biennale 1960/1976, following the previous exhibition Riapparizioni. Corpi, gesti, sguardi dai palcoscenici della Biennale. Album dal ‘34 al ‘76. The material give these exhibitions a distinct character of research, with the identification of moments of significant dance History, many of which are a source of inspiration for generations to come. This once again seems to us the living and vital use that can be made of the archive: bring it to light for small but dense parts of meaning, precious elements for a better understanding and orientation in the present times. The ASAC is becoming more and more qualified as a research site. "