Biennale Dance, Music and Theatre

On stage in Venice from June 22nd to July 1st, the 12th International Festival of Contemporary Dance directed by Marie Chouinard and titled Breath, strategy and subversion, spans the wide horizon across which choreography is developing today, highlighting the dynamics and evolution of the figures of dancer and choreographer.


An overview of today’s coreography, as Meg Stuart - winner of the Golden Lion for Lifetime Achievement- and Deborah Hay, choreographer of the Cullbergbaletten.

Beside them many successful artists, some of them well-known in our stages and some others new in Italy and at the Biennale: Israel Galván, Xavier Le Roy, Faye Driscoll, Frédérick Gravel, Jacques Poulin-Denis, Mette Ingvartsen, Marlene Monteiro Freitas, Silver Lion.

Finally the premiere of Marie Chouinard’s new show.



Photo Courtesy Filipe Ferreira

The 46th International Theatre Festival, titled Second Act: Actor/Performer, directed by Antonio Latella will take place in Venice from July the 20th to August the 5th.

On stage many shows and meetings with the main protagonists of the contemporary theatre scene, who will often tell micro-stories inspired by slices of real life and question our perception of reality or simply tell it in a different way.

The authors include: Clement LayesGisèle Vienne, Simone Aughterlony, Thomas Luz, Davy Pieters,Vincent ThomassetJakob Ahlbom, Giuseppe Stellato, Kronoteatro, the group founded by Maurizio Sguotti

From Italy, there will be, among others, the Silver Lion award recipients Anagoor – which inaugurates the Festival with the world premiere of Orestea – Agamennone, Schiavi, Conversio

and the duo Antonio Rezza – Flavia Mastrella, the former a performer-author, the latter an artist-author, winners of the Golden Lion for Lifetime Achievement.

Photo Courtesy Gabriele Lupo


The 62nd International Festival of Contemporary Music titled Crossing the Atlantic will run in Venice from 28th September to 7th October.

The Festival, open to “a more up-to-date interpretation of the concept of contemporary”, following the thought of Director Ivan Fedele, and dedicated to the musical influences between Europe and the Americas, wants to identify the links between the musical cultures of the two continents.

The Yellow Shark by Frank Zappa, María de Buenos Aires by Astor Piazzolla, Aliados by Sebastian Rivas, and the Victor Wooten Trio are just some examples of how every type of music can be enriched by the experience of another, can absorb its lesson and return it in new form.



Photo Courtesy Steven Parke