TorinoDanza 2017


This year the theme of Torinodanza is its relationship with the city, its audiences and everyone who follows and supports the festival. The time has come to take a new direction, and that relationship appears to be a kind of synthesis of the themes the festival has pursued in recent years. Torinodanza has always sought to keep from limiting its identity in terms of tastes and styles, with the goal of staging the different dimensions of dance of our time for variegated audiences from different generations and with different passions. This festival is truly an open meeting point, not only in terms of geography, with artists from around the world, but in terms of culture. It blends sophisticated research into forms of expression with a hint of classicism and spectacular visual explosions.
The 2017 edition promises a rich and curious mosaic of styles and artists that precede contemporary dance and constitute its foundation. The presentation of Angelin Preljocaj’s Roméo et Juliette, which opens the festival at Teatro Regio, is a perfect example. To get an idea of the artistic dimension of the festival – which runs from September 12 to December 1 – the list of choreographers includes Jiří Kylián, Hans van Manen, Lucinda Childs, Trisha Brown, Ohad Naharin, Nacho Duato, Hofesh Shechter, Emio Greco, Sharon Eyal, Gai Behar; there’s also the world premiere of two Aterballetto creations by Hofesh Shechter and Cristiana Morganti. Plus the Danza&Danza awards ceremony.
There’s also space reserved for visionary hybrids, from Philippe Decouflé to Serge Aimé Coulibaly; and juggling meets dance in Nuit, a masterpiece by the Collectif Petit Travers, and the rising star of contemporary circus, Clément Dazin.
We plunge into the extraordinary universe of artistic dance with the internationally renowned Candoco Dance Company, and take a trip to Spain with Bach, a masterpiece by the Mal Pelo Company. Of course, Torinodanza does not forget young Italian talent, and this year we’re co-producing two very interesting artists: Daniele Albanese and Annamaria Ajmone.
This year’s program offers a multifarious panorama, brought to you thanks to Teatro Stabile di Torino, and all our supporters, beginning with Compagnia di San Paolo. Special thanks also go out the Italian Ministry of Cultural Heritage and Activities and Tourism, the Region of Piemonte, the City of Torino, Fondazione per la Cultura Torino, Piemonte dal Vivo, and our partner Intesa San Paolo.
Gigi Cristoforetti

Artistic Director, Torinodanza

tel 011 5169411
info [at] torinodanzafestival [dot] it


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