Awards Ceremony of the Biennale Danza 2019:
Alessandro Sciarroni, Golden Lion for Lifetime Achievement
Steven Michel and Théo Mercier, Silver Lion award
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.