From June 8-24 Venice, the perfect labyrinth for lovers and a city of art, will also become the city of movement. Movement of the heart and of the body. The contemporary dance festival Awakenings, which takes place in Venice every two years, will gather many international artists in June.
Contemprary dance is the dance form born after the Second World War that combines classical ballet and modern dance styles. In this style, the freedom of the movement is a key concept. As the director of the festival Ismael Ivo wrote “Movement is life. The heart provides the rhythm and the body moves a step.”
The coreographers that made an important contribution to the evolution of this kind of dance and shaped its basis and essence are Marta Graham, Merce Cunningham, and Pina Bausch.
Venice Awakenings will dedicate a tribute to Pina, “Moving with Pina” by Cristiana Morganti, a historic dancer in the Tanztheater Wuppertal, the company of Pina Bausch.
The festival also includes performances of other different companies (The Forsythe Company, Virgilio Sieni, Erna Ómarsdóttir, and many more), workshops, meetings and lectures that will take place all over the city.
There will be also space for new works. The “Marathon of the Unexpected” is is the Biennale’s open space where brand new pieces of a maximum of 15 minutes will be presented.
For the last day of the festival (24th of june) a party is planned, Awakenings Dance Party, that will be a chance to celebrate dance and to share this passion with other participants and visitors.
If you want to take a journey not only to Venice, but also into the world of feelings, fantasy and passion you should not miss this event.
For more information: http://www.labiennale.org/en/dance/festival/index.html
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