Maguy Marin, Trisha Brown, Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker/Rosas, Emanuel Gat, Boris Charmatz, Nacera Belaza, Albert Quesada, Yasmine Hugonnet, Isabelle Schad, Thomas Hauert, Adriana Borriello, Claudia Castellucci, Shobana Jeyasingh, Daniel Linehan, Annamaria Ajmone, Marina Giovannini, Francesca Foscarini, Elisabetta Consonni, Daniele Ninarello, Chelo Zoppi, Gabriel Schenker, Camilla Monga, Sandy Williams/Rosas, Lara Russo, Virgilio Sieni, and Manfredi Perego.
The backbone of the Festival is represented by the choreographers who will present their work with their own companies, but at the same time, will be in residence to work on the creation of original pieces within the workshops of the Biennale College. The intensity that is oriented towards transmission becomes the terrain for experimentation which brings to the forefront the sense of creation in relation to the physical and topographic details of the city: traces, thresholds, margins will tell the story of a different city, made of subtle things, captured by absences, by listening; the everyday maps that chart the alternation of events must be read in this sense. Pauses, walking experiences, encounters, crossings in which to rethink the rhythm of frequentation and at the same time the formats of each artistic experience.
The choreographers’ research will also consider the relationship between dance and architecture: experiences on the origins and the development of space based on research through dance as a physical and human measure in dialogue with the environment, the landscape and the body of the Polis. A programme of experiences, productions, performances, experimentations, the intent of which is to explore the convergence between the act of dance and architecture, and vice-versa: architectural space, the urban context, the story of the landscape, the walking experiences, the pauses, the margins, spur the reflection on balance, form, measure and democracy.
A veritable Polis will be founded within the spaces of the Biennale at the Arsenale, made of six performance spaces positioned in relation to the practices that will be held within them to establish a cyclical structure of events.
In the Sestieri of San Marco, Dorsoduro, Castello and the Island of San Giorgio (12 noon > 7:00 pm) we will involve fourteen spaces: five Campi and nine indoor spaces, with the intent to build an original geography that develops through the measure of the body and the choreographic works to be presented; walking experiences that reconstruct the story of the city in the details, traces and faces that each practitioner will run across every day.