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MK - 2 September 7:00 PM and 7:45 PM - Bastione di Saint Remy

by Michele Di Stefano and Lorenzo Bianchi Hoesch

choreography Michele Di Stefano
music Lorenzo Bianchi Hoesch
cast Biagio Caravano, Roberta Mosca, Laura Scarpini, Sebastiano Geronimo, Luciano Lanza, Francesca Ugolini
management Carlotta Garlanda with Silvia Parlani
distribution Jean-François Mathieu
sound system LEM International – Silentsystem
in collaboration with Ornithology
production mk/KLm
in collaboration with Fuoriprogramma festival and AMAT Marche
with the support of MIC
duration: 18 minutes

This project has a modular format, with variable casts and durations, dedicated to the city and the prospective view of the urban landscape. The audience enjoys the performance through headphones, overlooking it from a viewpoint of the city which is chosen from time to time. The view from above is wide and can include both close and distant places, which are linked together by the sound track (a holophonic recording with a strong cinematic feel) and by the presence of the performers.

The urban view is transformed by listening to the audio in a place that floats between the present and the possible; viewers are immersed in a landscape that is no longer simply what is in front of them, but – as in a sacred allegory – a distillate of coincidences and configurations that seem to refer to something else.  The real is now blurred, now sharply focused by sound, which presides over the imaginative power of vision and enables the multiplication of details in a place of imaginary coordinates.

Strange conspiracies and mysterious activities reshape the here and now to reread the city through postures and signs of an elsewhere, investigated by restrained dances that may be very near or very far, on the horizon. Inside and outside.

Thus, dance is literally a viewpoint on the world that inscribes and affirms the figure in the space of community while suggesting an escape route.

The group mk has been choreographing since 2000 in close collaboration with composer Lorenzo Bianchi Hoesch. Among the productions in recent years, Bermudas, a work on perpetual motion which has been staged more than 60 times, received the 2018 Danza&Danza Award and the 2019 UBU Award for best dance performance. Participation in the dance circuits is flanked by experimental proposals, including the Piattaforma della Danza Balinese at the Festival di Santarcangelo, projects for the BiennaleDanza, training and research workshops for l’Università IUAV, co-hosting at Teatro India in Rome for Oceano Indiano 2020-21, and the collective Radio India - Premio Speciale Ubu 2021 schedule. Roberta Mosca, a freelance artist and performer, has been a performer with the Forsythe Company for many years. Michele Di Stefano has received choreographic commissions from Aterballetto, Korean National Contemporary Dance Company, Nuovo Balletto di Toscana and the Ballet de Lorraine for a new creation in 2023. He is the creator of the BUFFALO performance cycles for the Teatro di Roma.  In 2014 he received the Silver Lion for innovation in Dance at the Venice Biennale. He is an associate artist at the Triennale di Milano for the three-year period 2022-24. Since 2010, the group has been a recipient of a grant from the Ministry of Culture (MiC).