SULLE SPONDE (2023)
Adaption for the VENICE ARCHITECTURE BIENNALE
SULLE SPONDE seeks dialogue with its surroundings at the Giardini della Biennale and opens up spaces of perception and care, repair and renewal, fragility and perfection: spaces in which our ideas of norms, narratives and nations can meet in new ways.
FORWARD DANCE COMPANY will present SULLE SPONDE at the opening of the German Pavilion at the 18th international architecture exhibition La Biennale di Venezia on May 19, 2023. Choreographer Alessandro Schiattarella and the dancers of FORWARD DANCE COMPANY as well as its artistic project director Gustavo Fijalkow created in renewed collaboration SULLE SPONDE (2023) especially for the German Paviliona, a site-specific adaptation of SULLE SPONDE DEL LAGO – ON THE SHORES OF THE LAKE (2022). SULLE SPONDE DEL LAGO draws on the classical ballet Swan Lake and dismantles the established canon and subversively reassembles the piece in inclusive and diverse ways, while claiming its place in the long genealogy of stagings of this famous ballet.
FORWARD DANCE COMPANY is thus part of the general concept of this year's German contribution to the prestigious architecture exhibition entitled Open for Maintenance – Wegen Umbau geöffnet, curated by ARCH+ / SUMMACUMFEMMER / BÜRO JULIANE GREB.
SULLE SPONDE will be performed as part of Performing Architecture, a program series from the Goethe-Institut that looks at the performative dimension of architecture, its intersections with choreography and the performing arts, urban development and civil society.
Fri, 19 May 2023, 13:15 (for press and selected audience)
Sat, 20 May 2023, 11:15 am + 2:30 pm (for all Biennale visitors)
Giardini della Biennale, German Pavilion | Venice
For further information visit: www.goethe.de/performingarchitecture
SULLE SPONDE (2023) – supported by Fachausschuss Tanz & Theater BS/BL – is an adaption of the piece SULLE SPONDE DEL LAGO – ON THE SHORES OF THE LAKE (2022), a production of the FORWARD DANCE COMPANY and cinquantatré Basel in co-production with ROXY Birsfelden and euro-scene Leipzig, which premiered in October 2022.
FORWARD DANCE COMPANY is funded by TANZPAKT Stadt-Land-Bund with funds from the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media, by the City of Leipzig – Cultural Office and by the Saxon State Ministry for Science, Culture and Tourism. This institution is co-financed by tax funds on the basis of the budget passed by the Saxon Parliament.
FORWARD DANCE COMPANY is funded by Bureau Ritter/TANZPAKT RECONNECT, funded by the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media as part of the NEUSTART KULTUR. Hilfsprogramm Tanz.
SULLE SPONDE DEL LAGO – ON THE SHORES OF THE LAKE (2022) is supported by Fachausschuss Tanz & Theater BS/BL, by the Jaqueline Spengler Foundation, by Schweizerische Interpretenstiftung SIS, by the Ernst Göhner Foundation and by the Corymbo Foundation and the main funders of the FORWARD DANCE COMPANY.
CHOREOGRAPHY Alessandro Schiattarella
FROM + WITH Mouafak Aldoabl, Elsa Artmann, Renan Alves Manhães, Alfred Quarshie, Tamara Rettenmund, Lisa Zocher
DRAMATURGIE Gustavo Fijalkow
MUSIC Pável Aguilar and Pjotr Iljitsch Tschaikowski
COSTUMES Giulia Marcotullio
PRODUCTIONMANAGEMENT FDC Friederike Otte
PRODUCTION ASSISTANCE Alissa Sebri
ARTISTIC COLLABORATOR Alice Giuliani
ARTISTIC PROJECT DIRECTION FDC Gustavo Fijalkow
FOTOS Giorgio Schirato / Goethe Institut