Thursday 1 January 1970

Dance, contemporary architecture | with Susanne Franco

Who are the leading figures in the contemporary dance of the last 50 years? What influences and contaminations have there been with the world of contemporary art and architecture? What were the ideas that revolutionised the performance of dance?

Vito Di Bernardi, Patrizia Veroli, Francesca Pedroni, Maria Pia D’Orazi, Ada D’Adamo, Susanne Franco, Virgilio Sieni in conversation with the curator of the project Anna Lea Antolini, meet the MAXXI public to discuss in seven encounters the history of contemporary dance and to discover together the relationship between dance, architecture and art through video contributions from Cro.me. – Cronaca e Memoria dello Spettacolo of Milan and from the Historical Archive of the Romaeuropa Foundation.

Dance, contemporary architecture: Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker is to Henry van de Velde as Frédéric Flamand is to Zaha Hadid | with Susanne Franco
Saturday 13 April, 11.00
MAXXI Auditorium – admittance free while places available

This seminar will tackle the concept of space and the relationship between dance and contemporary architecture on the basis of a number of pieces by the Belgian choreographers Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker and Frédéric Flamand. In the first case, extracts will be presented from De Keersmaeker’s choreographies created to dialogue with spaces designed by Henry van de Velde and subsequently adapted for the screen by filmmaker and musician Thierry De Mey. The second case examines the research undertaken by Flamand with some of the leading names in architecture who have designed the sets for his show and will pay particular attention to his work with Zaha Hadid.

Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker, Rosas. Foto: Herman Sorgeloos

Susanne Franco (University of Salerno) has published numerous studies on modern and contemporary dance and is the editor of the series Dance for Word/Dance Forward. Interviews on contemporary choreography (L’Epos).

The Histories of Contemporary Dance is a Carolina Italiano project, curated by Anna Lea Antolini and organized by Giulia Pedrace.
In collaboration with Fondazione Romaeropa and Cro.me.

Please note that the last seminar in the Le Storie della Danza Contemporanea series has been suspended due to Virgilio Sieni’s new commitments as the director of the Venice Biennale of Dance.