“The three programmes are inspired by a common orientation. Each is focused on specific ways of conceiving directing for the Theatre and the choreographic approach to Dance, while in the case of the Music section the focus will be on music from a specific part of the world, the East, the great Orient. For the Biennale, these are important choices as it seeks to qualify its role as a centre of research. This is a particular way of understanding the festival, which showcases the participants for the interest that each of them represents, so that they may conceivably be invited to present more than one production; directors of whom we wish to understand the evolution, choreographers of whom we wish to understand a consistent approach applied to various experiences; while for music, beyond the special focus on a specific region of the world, there is great openness towards a diversity of musical genres which we pursue in our search for quality.”
“Of particular interest – continues Baratta – are the developments of the Biennale College in each of the three Departments. The College is open not only to dancers but for the first time ever to choreographers as well, not just to actors but also to directors, whereas for music we are strengthening our commitment to propose and produce three works of musical theatre.”
“All three represent the first act, the first chapter, the first step down a path that will continue to apply the same methodology and, thanks to the coherence of its intent, constitute a very important chapter in the history of the Biennale”.