From 11 May 2011 to 25 June 2011

“ARSENALE DELLA DANZA” IN VENICE

From 11th May to 25th June the Arsenale della Danza of Venice hosts at the Teatro Piccolo Arsenale and the Teatro Malibran, new creations from individual educational and research projects. The guest programme therefore involves institutions, national and international academies and companies involved in training for contemporary dance, with particular attention to the projects working in disadvantaged areas.

 


From 11 May to 13 May 2011 
BABYLON – THE THIRD HEAVEN
Teatro Malibran – Venice
At 20:00
Tickets: Full € 15.00

The choreographer Ismael Ivo, artistic director of the Dance section of the Venice Biennale , reflects through dance, the multicultural reality of today. The title echoes  the idea of ​​the mixture of languages, cultures and arts across the world and that  constitutes the real wealth and the expectation of a better future.


12 May 2011 
POROROCA
Teatro Piccolo Arsenale – Venice
At 20:00
Tickets: Full € 15.00

The Lia Rodrigues company will present one of the performances produced  from the experience of  involving the inhabitants of the favelas of Rio de Janeiro in the study of dance and  in the production of performances. For years  she has transferred her activities in one of the most difficult realities of the South American continent, aware of the importance that art has in social progress and emancipation of people. The company will be joined by a second company, equally committed to social projects   and currently being organized within the context of the collaboration with the SESC in São Paolo, Brazil.


14 May 2011 
REFORM CLUB
Teatro Piccolo Arsenale – Venice
At 20:00
Tickets: Full € 15.00

Michele Di Stefano and his MK company have authored Reform Club with some of the students in the Dance-theatre course at the “Paolo Grassi” School of Dramatic Arts in Milan, established and directed by one of the leading Italian critics in the field, Marinella Guatterini, and modelled after the major European schools. Michele Di Stefano is part of a group of choreographers, such as Jérôme Bel, Kinkaleri, Anna Huber, who move and operate in an important sphere of experimentation for European dance, defined by critics as “non-dance” or “anti-choreography”. The product of radical thinking that refuses the theatre of representation, non-dance is expressed in conceptual operations or resolved in ironic gestures in which everything is dance, therefore “staging” alienation.
The Reform Club is an imaginary place where the protagonist of Around the World in Eighty Days by Jules Verne accepts the bet that he can circumnavigate the globe in a restricted amount of time. The journey and its many unexpected events are met with unflappable detachment and unlimited faith in an order that seems inscribed onto the Earth itself, but looking closer, it is also a cheerful acceptance of the labyrinthian nature of the world.

 

 


15 May 2011 
TALENT ON THE MOVE
Teatro Malibran – Venice
At 18:00
Tickets: Full € 15.00

The Academy of Dance in Rotterdam with choreography by Jiri Kylian, Mauro Bigonzetti, Nacho Duato, 
Regina van Berkel, Neel Verdoorn, listopad Bruno, Jérôme Meyer & Isabelle Chaffaud.


24 and 25 June 2011 
WORLD PREMIERE 
BRILLIANT CORNERS
Teatro Piccolo Arsenale – Venice
At 20:00
Tickets: Full € 20.00

Considered as a purist of dance, in which the sensual and physical quality of movement stands out, Israeli artist Emanuel Gat is currently one of the leading choreographers on the international scene. His new production, Brilliant Corners, which explores the ephemeral art of dance, which is born, dies and is always renewed in the circumscribed space of a gesture, will make its world premiere debut in Venice on June 24 at the Teatro Piccolo Arsenale (with a repeat performance on June 25). The production was created as part of the European Network of Performing Artsprogramme that the Biennale advances and shares, for dance, with the Dance Umbrella Festival of London and theDansens Hus centre in Stockholm.