Loading Events
This event has passed.

MicroDanze – urban setting

In the framework of the Creative Europe An Ideal City project, the MicroDances are in Reggio Emilia on 10-12 June.

In the past months some of the MicroDances were at the center of a process of reenactment: a transposition of the original versions for young dancers and public spaces aimed at the creation of an urban version that can interpret the spirit and characteristics of the three cities involved: Reggio Emilia, Athens and Brussels.

Find out more about reenactment here.

In Reggio Emilia, the 8 MicroDances that are the subject of the reenactment are immersed in an urban route that starts in the historic centre and stops at the Parco Innovazione on the northern outskirts of the town.

Protagonists of the performances are the young talents from the advanced training courses Agora Coaching Project and Studio XL.

In addition to the urban MicroDances route, other events are organised from 10 to 12 June to discover public art and the city itself.

An Ideal City | Reggio Emilia is curated by Costanza Meli.

FND_Aterballetto – MicroDanze -Eppur si muove-chor. Francesca Lattuada – dancers Arianna Ganassi, Antonio Tafuni – Palazzo da Mosto – ph Alice Vacondio

Eight 8 MicroDances are performed in Reggio Emilia along a path that links its historic city center both physically and symbolically with the new area of urban renewal and development known as Parco Innovazione, the former industrial area previously occupied by Officine Meccaniche Reggiane. The route winds through the city’s pedestrian island with locations to stop and witness the performances on a path that takes around two hours to complete.

For two days (10 and 12 June), these MicroDances will be staged in places of strategic significance and areas of passage between the town center and its outskirts on a journey to rediscovering and redefining Reggio Emilia’s social, cultural, and historical heritage of the past and present.
The presentation throughout the city is at the disposal of both casual audiences that encounter the performances by chance and those who decide to follow its seven itineraries and discover how dance suits the city’s locations of greatest social, historical, and future relevance.

The Project combines the languages of dance and public art in developing its ideal of the inclusive, dynamic, and experimental city, one that takes part by placing all its various forms of energy into relationship and working for a shared objective. No city is ever ideal, however: each is real and keeps growing also in the circulation of knowledge and experiences among its citizens, especially those who consider the dimension of the community and shared space a precious asset. With this aspiration, An Ideal City – Reggio Emilia decided to create a network of collaborations with institutional partners, associations, and local actors and actresses to animate the city’s social and cultural life in different ways.

In its urban version, An Ideal City involves the reenactment of the MicroDances with participation from the Peri-Merulo Conservatory, the K-Lab community tailory, the SemiLiberi social carpentry shop set up inside a prison by Cooperativa L’Ovile and the Via Roma Citizens’ Committee in creating essential parts of performance stage design and choreography and others required for the enjoyment of the city’s events and cultural heritage by the public at large.

Costanza Meli

An Ideal City curator

1 Teatro San Prospero
Forget Me Not
Choreography: Konstantinos Rigos
Performer: Alessio Saccheri
Music: Giorgos Koumendakis
Clarinet: Jennifer Piazza

2 Piazza Casotti
Turn the Tide
Choreography, set, costumes: Roberto Tedesco
Performers: Marianna Basso, Federico Russo
Music: BowLand

3 Via Roma, 22
Eppur si Muove
Choreography: Francesca Lattuada
Performer: Arianna Ganassi
Music: Ludwig van Beethoven, Symphony n. 7, 2nd movement: Allegretto
Costume: Bruno Fatalot

4 Viale Ramazzini, 9
Choreography: Markella Manoliadi
Performer: Sally Demonte
Music: Gabriel Fauré, “Après un rêve”
Singer: Loredana Ferrante

5 VR33 / Viale Ramazzini, 33
Pensieri di Carta
Choreography, original music: Hélias Tur-Dorvault
Performer: Rossana Samele
Sound design: Alessandro Grisendi

6 Garage Poppi / Viale Ramazzini, 33
Knight Rider
Choreography: Yannis Nikolaidis
Performer: Veronica Biondini
Sound design: Manolis Manousakis
Costume: Ioanna Tsami

7 Ex Reggiane – Capannone 18
Choreography and costumes: Giovanni Insaudo
Performers: Agnese Biavati, Marek Brafa
Music: BFRND, “La vie en rose”

8 Green Park Centro Internazionale Loris Malaguzzi
Active Motivation
Choreography: Elena Kekkou
Perfomer: Lorenzo Molinaro
Music: Antonis Vlachos

Friday 10 June 5.00 p.m. and 6.30 p.m.
Sunday 12 June at 4.30 p.m., 5.30 p.m. and 6.30 p.m.

Start from Teatro San Prospero, Via Guidelli, 5
Guided tour on foot, duration approximately 2 hours

Info: 0522273011 / whatsapp 3341023554
Ticket: 5 euro
Online purchase: www.biglietteriafonderia39.it


Friday 10 June from 4.30 p.m. to 6.15 p.m.
Centro Internazionale Loris Malaguzzi – Viale Ramazzini, 72/a
In partnership with Reggio Children

Workshop “A pin on a journey”
A space to make your own pin with unusual materials.
From age 3 and up – Free entrance for small groups


Friday 10 June from 4.45 p.m. to 6.15 p.m.
Centro Internazionale Loris Malaguzzi – Viale Ramazzini, 72/a
In partnership with Reggio Children

Atelier Mosaic of Graphics Words Matter
An atelier to experiment with unexpected graphic tools and material surfaces.

from 3 to 7 years – max 24 participants
Adults 5 euros – Children 3 euros
booking required: http://bitly.ws/rjcB

info: www.reggiochildren.it

Reggio Children – Atelier

Saturday 11 June from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Fonderia Aterballetto – via della Costituzione, 39
Also available in online streaming: www.aterballetto.it


Gigi Cristoforetti, Director of the Fondazione Nazionale della Danza / Aterballetto:
What is the project An Ideal City? The importance of the project in the path of the Foundation and the dancers regarding the relationship with the city.

Annalisa Rabitti, Councillor for Culture of the Municipality of Reggio Emilia:
Considerations on how cultural projects relate to the city and the social context.

Costanza Meli – Nadja Argyropoulou – Pauline de la Boulaye, curators of the project An Ideal City:
What is the relationship between the first version of MicroDances and the reenactment? Considerations on the meaning of the project in relation to the ideal city and the real city.

Choreographers and performers involved in An Ideal City:
Considerations on this project of dance, public art and encounter with the city.

Vittorio Salmoni, coordinator of the Italian UNESCO Creative Cities network:
Concluding analysis of the project in relation to urban regeneration processes.

The partners who took part in the project will also speak, presenting their reality within the social environment and sharing their experience within the An Ideal City project.

Sunday 12 June from 10 a.m. to 10.30 a.m.
Departure Porta Santa Croce
In partnership with the Associazione ‘Via Roma Zero’

Two exceptional guides will take you through the stories of yesterday and today. A leap back in time to meet the Popol Giòst, imagine the 1980s, revisit the old taverns and discover the latest practices of sustainability and social cohesion.

Reservations required: cittadiniviaroma@gmail.com; messages at 335330948

Sunday 12 June from 11 a.m. to 12.30 p.m.
Start from Via Cirillo Manicardi, 1 – Santa Croce railway station
In partnership with Progetto Strade / coop.va sociale CORESS

URBAN WALK: artistic and cultural memory in Santa Croce. The innovative cultural approach of the urban walk shifts attention to the communities that inhabit places and the practices of using spaces and describing them; they are valuable resources for those who want to get to know an area in depth, to involve and integrate old and new inhabitants. Starting from Viale Ramazzini 33, we will discover some places in the neighbourhood that bear witness to and preserve traces and memories of a past dense with art and culture.

The urban walk is organised and led by educators and adults with fragility who are part of the STRADE project (Social and Occupational Area of Reggio Emilia and district) in collaboration with the CORESS Social Cooperative.

Max 20 people

reservations: 3668212116


MicroDances are in co-production with

The MicroDances of the Urban Route / Reggio Emilia are performed by the young dancers of the advanced training courses:


The musical contributions of the Urban Route / Reggio Emilia are by

The costumes of the MicroDances of the Urban Route / Reggio Emilia were made by the social tailoring of

The scenes of the MicroDances of the Urban Route / Reggio Emilia were created by the prison carpentry workshop:

in the framework of

in partnership with