Biennale Danza 2023
Today Monday May 22nd (3:00 pm), advance ticket sales begin for the performances of the 17th International Festival of Contemporary Dance (13 > 29 July) of La Biennale di Venezia, following the programme of director Wayne McGregor.
Tickets and passes may now be purchased online at www.labiennale.org/en/dance/2023/information#tickets. They will also be on sale during the Festival at Ca’ Giustinian (10 am to 5 pm), at the infopoints of Biennale Architettura at the Giardini and the Arsenale (during Exhibition opening hours), and starting one hour before performances start in the dedicated ticket office at the Arsenale.
Special offers include:
- The combined Biennale Architettura/Biennale Danza ticket, which in addition to admission to the 18th International Architecture Exhibition offers the choice of one performance of the 51st International Festival of Contemporary Dance for the total price of 35 euro (instead of 50).
- The pass for 3 performances of Biennale Danza (except those of the College) for the price of 60 euro (instead of 75).
- The Speciale Danza ticket which offers admission to the performance/installation Pendulum by Lucy Guerin (Teatro alle Tese), to the Simone Forti exhibition (Sale d’Armi) and the Arsenale section of the 18th International Architecture Exhibition for the total price of 15 euro.
For his third year as the head of Biennale Danza Wayne McGregor has rallied the alchemists of movement. From 13 to 29 July, 141 artists from around the world will investigate the chemistry of emotion on the stages of Venice and Mestre.
The 17th International Festival of Contemporary Dance will be inaugurated with the exhibition, organized in collaboration with the Museum of Contemporary Art of Los Angeles, dedicated to the Golden Lion for Lifetime Achievement Simone Forte who has made the history of post-modern dance, and two artists of the new generation: the Irish choreographer Oona Doherty, with Navy Blue, and the Canadian of Colombian origin Andrea Peña, on stage with Bogota. The festival will present the energy of Acosta Danza, in Italy for the first time, with the choreographies of Micaela Taylor, Sidi Larbi-Cherkaoui, Alexis Fernandez and Javier de Frutos; the British choreographer Botis Seva with his collective Far From the Norm; the Australian company Lucy Guerin with the installation Pendulum, created in collaboration with the artist and percussionist Matthias Schack-Arnott and Split. Also in the programme: the Variation(s) by French-Algerian choreographer Rachid Ouramdane; the magical Ireland of Micahel Keegan-Dolan; the landscape-bodies of Luna Cenere; the fantastic world of animated objects by Andrea Salustri. The Festival programme ends with Pontus Lidberg, one of the choreographers most sought after by the major theatres of the world, who will present his new work On the Nature of Rabbits, and with the highly supple dancers of the Tao Dance Theatre, the Chinese company awarded the Silver Lion which brings circular movement and numeric exploration to the stages of La Biennale with 11, 13 and 14, part of a series titled Series of Numbers.
With them, the young creators of Biennale College, who have been working on a new production of Dance Constructions by Simone Forti, which will be replicated every day within the exhibition; and on an extended version of the famous Duo by William Forsythe, as well as the new work commissioned by La Biennale to Xie Xin. Finally, the new pieces by Scott Elstermann and Hai-Wen Hsu, which will bring together the talents of the Biennale College Dancers and Choreographers.