ITALIA – MUSEO DELL’ALTROVE
The project is site-specific and will be adapted to the chosen exhibition space every time it will be presented.
group piece 2 hours
Concept and direction Francesca Foscarini and Cosimo Lopalco
Choreography Francesca Foscarini
Dramaturgy Cosimo Lopalco
Artistic contribution ErGao, Noel Pong
Live interpretation Francesca Foscarini, Giovanfrancesco Giannini, Giulia Terminio
Video installations ErGao, Francesca Foscarini, Cosimo Lopalco, Noel Pong, Andrea Ruschetti
Set design and staging Giulio Olivero
Sound design Guido Tattoni
Costume consulting Anna Mantoan
Promotional video Ana Shametaj
Photos Paolo Sacchi
Executive production Silvia Limone
Production coordinator Asia Giulia Poli
We would like to thank NABA, Nuova Accademia di Belle Arti di Milano, for production support.
Coproduction Associazione LIS LAB Performing Arts | CROSS Festival City Contemporary Dance Company – Hong Kong
In collaboration with Associazione Culturale VAN
With the support of Città di Verbania
Project promoted by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation –Direction General for the Promotion of the Country System, in collaboration with the Directorate General for Entertainment of the Ministry of Cultural Heritage and Activities and Tourism, as part of the project Vivere all’italiana sul palcoscenico.
The project was born from the encounter between artists and productions in the context of Crisol – creative processes- promoted by Boarding Pass Plus.
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Conceived and directed by Francesca Foscarini and Cosimo Lopalco and enriched by the artistic contribution of ErGao and Noel Pong, Italia-Museo dell’Altrove is a contemporary dance, performance and installation art project that develops in several environments and works on the themes of the contemporary museum and the relationship between architectural space and the body.
The artists, through the exploration of the historical-cultural identity of the country, measure themselves with the creation of a singular “museum” where the living body, in its intrinsic irreproducibility, is the composite material to be shown. The collection of works exhibited (staged) explores a certain Italian cultural history (the cinema of the early Pasolini, Fellini, the extraordinary art of Antonio Ligabue, Venice with its light, popular culture, its dialects, a certain clerical somnecchiosity with its bells, the ritual of coffee, card games); to this is added the precious gaze and the “other” taste of the Asian artists ErGao and Noel Pong with their particular idea of the country.