Outdoor Dance Floor by Salvatore Lombardo reinterprets the contemporary clubbing aesthetics, replacing its imaginaries both in the theatrical and unconventional spaces. With this performance, the choreographer identifies the club culture as a hybrid dimension in which dance and music become a territory of ``possibilities`` for the bodies pulsating to the beat of techno music. The performance seeks to embody the act of pure sharing, sociality and aggregation of bodies.
Salvatore Lombardo is an Italian performer, choreographer and director who bases his works on the relationship between theatre, dance and visual art. He is the artistic director of the Chiasma Company whose works have been presented in some of the main festivals and theatres in Italy. He is supported by the Festival Fabbrica Europa and is one of the associated artists of the Festival Oriente Occidente. He is also a guest choreographer at the Aura Dance Theatre of Kaunas (LIT). In 2018, he worked on the project ``L`Esemplare Capovolto``, that aims to generate a series of performative actions, installations, conferences, workshops and the creation of the show ``Excelsior``, co-produced by the Théâtre National de Chaillot of Paris and the Romaeuropa Festival.
Davide Valrosso is an associated artist of Balletto di Roma, Festival Oriente Occidente and the VAN association. After graduating at the English National Ballet, he studied at contemporary training centers such as London Contemporary, Rambert School, Rafineri. He is a trainer in Accademia sull `Arte del Gesto and an author and dancer in Cosmopolitan Beauty project and We Pop project. He was selected for NID Platform 2017 and is also involved in the project Prove D`autore XL, 2017 edition, where he created `We are not alone` for the Triennium of Balletto di Roma. He has been involved in the creation of a new solo, Biography of a body and it premiered in July 2018 during the Kilowatt Festival. In September 2018 he was involved in the creation of 70,000, a training project for Accademia Nazionale di Danza di Roma. For the Triennial 2018- 2020 Davide is coordinator and tutor of the first Italian project dedicated to the research of the choreographic composition C.i.m.d (Milan). The works of Davide Valrosso have been presented in numerous festivals and exhibitions in Italy, and recently in Korea.
Chandini (A work in progress presentation)
An Indian woman makes a solo journey in the same year that an Indian robot lands on the surface of the moon. Her allegorical journey interweaves perceptions of the female body, rituals, memories and imagination linked to the moon in a series of striking visual images as she negotiates her place in a strange new world.
Hemabharathy Palani is a multi award-winning choreographer, dancer and teacher, Hema is one of the most promising talents in contemporary dance in India today. Known for her fluidity and musicality, Hema is an intuitive choreographer and a dynamic performer. Her richly textured performance is a blend of grace derived from her classical training in Kuchipudi, Bharatanatyam and Yoga with athleticism and power gained through training in ballet, different strands of contemporary dance, Kalarippayattu, and Capoeira. She is the rehearsal director of Attakkalari Dance Company. Hema has performed in some of the most renowned festivals and venues across the globe.
R&D Studio is an interdisciplinary project to make a range of work in response to diverse social and cultural situations. Founded by filmmakers, Rachel Davis and Daniel Saul whose projects are known for being humanistic and collaborative, as well as creatively and technically innovative. Their combined practice brings over 40 years of experience making films for television, dance, theatre and education as well as creating their own theatre and exhibitions.