MicroDanze, the complex project of the Fondazione Nazionale della Danza / Aterballetto combining dance, visual art, public art and virtual reality, premieres (as far as the “exhibition” dimension is concerned) in Athens on 9 and 10 October, at several relevant cultural venues of the city: the Greek National Opera / Stavros Niarchos Cultural Center, the Acropolis Museum and the EMST Museum.
The project is conceived by the general director and programming manager Gigi Cristoforetti, the choreographies by Norge Cedeño Raffo, Francesca Lattuada, Pietro Marullo, Fernando Melo, Angelin Preljocaj, Roberto Zappalà, Diego Tortelli, Saul Daniele Ardillo, Philippe Kratz, Ina Lesnakowski, Roberto Tedesco, Hélias Tur-Dorvault.
On the occasion of the dates in the Greek capital, the 12 MicroDanze of the Fondazione Nazionale della Danza/Aterballetto are joined by 9 other creations by Greek choreographers and dancers, with the artistic coordination of the Greek National Opera Ballet, directed by Konstantinos Rigos. Among the various artists involved on the Greek side are Lenio Kaklea, Cecilia Bengolea, Yiannis Nikolaidis and Rigos himself. Thus, an exhibition of 21 creations comes to life, celebrating 200 years since the 1821 revolution that led to Greek independence. The exhibition is curated by director Fabio Cherstich.
MicroDanze, co-produced by the Fondazione Palazzo Magnani of Reggio Emilia, is part of the project An Ideal City, co-financed by the Creative Europe programme of the European Union and developed by the Fondazione Nazionale della Danza / Aterballetto in partnership with the Greek National Opera in Athens and Les Halles de Schaerbeek in Brussels.
The world premiere in Athens is supported by: