Saturday 14 March 2020, 11:30 - 13:00
The Histories of Performance.

The many performances of the dancing bodies. From Merce Cunningham to Lady Gaga

MAXXI Auditorium – € 5
four-event subscription – € 15

10 individual seats reserved for myMAXXI cardholders writing to mymaxxi@fondazionemaxxi.it by the day before the event

Five events consisting of authorial and informative lessons, to recount the evolution of a language that has been able to go through the last decades of with great creativity

Over the last century, the body of the artist and their actions became central to live art practice, gradually finding their own lexicon within the performance vocabulary. Performance, which has established itself as a non-intermittent, tangible artistic expression of the reflections of conceptual art, has become, over time, the medium through which generations of artists have explored and experimented with the link between the performative dimension and the language of theatre, music, film, the body and nature.


The many performances of the dancing bodies. From Merce Cunningham to Lady Gaga
With Annalea Antolini

Dance performance affects the visible and evokes the invisible. The physical body and the sensitive body of the performer are directly involved, together with those of the audience. The result is a unique, capable and significant organism. We will go back to Merce Cunningham’s new perspective and to the fluidity of Trisha Brown’s gesture, we will experience Anna Halprin’s planetary reach, embrace Jérôme Bel’s normal diversity and Akram Khan & Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui’s pluralism of identity, experience Alessandro Sciarroni’s becoming and taste the attractive eclecticism of Lady Gaga and Francesco Vezzoli.