Saturday 6 June 2015 ore 11:00 - ore 13:00

The histories of contemporary dance: multidisciplinary and performativeWhat performance are you?

Free admittance; please make reservations by writing to base@fondazionemaxxi.it

Four itinerant encounters in the MAXXI spaces
helping us understand and experience the relationship linking
dance, art and performance

curated by Anna Lea Antolini

Dance and performance, an inescapable pairing: an informal itinerary through the MAXXI spaces helping us understand and experience the multidisciplinary relationship linking dance, art and performance from the birth of the latter to the present.
By the 1970s, performance was a recognised form of artistic expression but it had actually first appeared within the artistic sphere much earlier. Its long history intertwined with that of the artistic avant-gardes of the early 20th Century as it established itself as a pre-avant-garde: from Futurism to Conceptualism, artists turned to performance to break down the categories and indicate new horizons. Performance as the staging of ideas, as a means for providing answers, as a cultural stimulant in a vast spatial range.

What performance are you?
With Francesca Pennini

An excursus on permeability and the potential for performance to react to context, modifying it and modifying itself.
From the perspective of the CollettivO CineticO – direct by Francesca Pennini – regarding experimentation with the relationship between spectator and author, between interpretation and choice, between gaze and body, the project arrives at proposals for choreographic practices diluted in everyday life and the web, through to the possibility of physically experimenting with a series of “tools” designed for the composition of movement with the bodies of non-dancers, a typical feature of contemporary dance explored by multiple artists.

In collaboration with Cro.me. – Cronaca e Memoria dello Spettacolo di Milano and Fondazione Romaeuropa.