Attending Tanztage Berlin is like diving into a warm, enveloping magma of varied dance vocabulary, where the fluidity of the aesthetic codes presented goes hand in hand with tackling urgent current political themes.
Elisa Frasson is an Italian dance researcher with extensive experience in the curatorship of screendance events and dance in urban spaces. Recently she has been writing for Tanzschreiber, a platform for critiques on Berlin dance events and working as field researcher for Cantieri Culturali Firenze (IT). In 2022, she was awarded a Dis-Tanz-Solo stipend (Dachverband Tanz Deutschland) for a project on dance and criticism. She is currently working with laborgras dance company (Berlin, DE) for the documentation research of their new dance creation. Elisa holds a PhD in Dance Studies (University of Roehampton, London).
The 35th edition of Tanz im August (TiA) marks Ricardo Carmona’s first as artistic director. Carmona is a former dance and performance curator for Hebbel Am Ufer, presenting a programme that reconsiders the conceptual and physical versatility of contemporary choreographic gesture through the search for new narratives, facing the current climate, and political urgency.
Appointed as the new director of the Tanz im August festival after nine editions curated by Virve Sutinen, Berlin-based Ricardo Carmona talks about his curatorial perspective for the 2023 edition, interweaving curatorial issues, biographical elements, and global challenges.
After experiencing the first couple of days, I returned to catch some glimpses from the third and final week of the festival, including the powerful TAO Dance Theatre, recently awarded the 2023 Silver Lion, Biennale College Choreographers’ well put together pieces, and the choreography for objects by Andrea Salustri.
Located in the stunning buildings of the Arsenale di Venezia, the Teatro Malibran, and Ca' Giustinian (Venice), and Teatro del Parco (Mestre), the Biennale Danza’s three-week programme represents a festival with an international character...
As its last première of this spring season, Staatsballett Berlin presented a Stravinsky double-bill, featuring two of the composer’s masterpieces, Petrushka and The Rite of Spring, under the choreographic signatures of Marco Goecke and Pina Bausch.
In La Caresse du Coma ft. Yolo, artists Anne Lise Le Gac together with musician and performer Loto Retina create a quasi-shamanic experience through fictional and theatrical means.
Created for the Norwegian National Company for Contemporary Dance Carte Blanche by choreographer and costume designer Eszter Salamon, Monument 0.10: The Living Monument opened the 14th edition of Oktoberdans International Dance Festival Bergen (Norway).
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