Crossing the sea

Crossing the Sea

The project

Crossing the sea is a project born to expand the live performance at an international level. It’s aim is to create and strengthen the long term collaborations between Italy, Middle East and Asia. The project is realized with the support of the Italian Ministry of Cultural Heritage, and it is part of the Boarding Plus call.

In 2018 and 2019 the seven Italian partners, through a call dedicated to young artists and performing arts professionals, powered up the process of internationalization finalized to promote the networking and a shared good practice, to facilitate international co-productions and bilateral exchanges, to meet with a wide public from different countries, and to nurture the participation to international platforms and meetings.
Thank to this occasion, the Italian partners, as well as international ones, are strenghtening the dialogue between different geographical areas, creating an informal network that could become a satellite of reference for the development of artistic activities between the involved countries.


Italian partners

Marche Teatro – Inteatro Festival Polverigi (capofila), Anghiari Dance Hub, Armunia, Fondazione Fabbrica Europa, Lis Lab Performing Arts – Cross Festival, Mosaico Danza – Interplay Festival, Festival Oriente Occidente


International parteners

Attakkalari Centre for Movement Arts (India), City Contemporary Dance Company (Cina), Hong Kong Arts Festival (Cina), Maqamat (Libano), National Performing Arts Center (Taiwan), Shangai Dramatic Arts Center (Cina), SIDance (Corea), T.H.E. Dance Company (Singapore)


Le tappe del progetto

The very first two artist who set out were Salvo Lombardo and Davide Valrosso, heading to Attakkalari India Biennial in Bangalore. Lombardo proposed Bodies Memories, a residencial workshop in collaboration with Daria Greco, while Valrosso worked on The Golden Age, a work based on integration and exchange of creative process between artists and local community, for the realization of a final performance. The result of their works was presented to the public of Bangalore on the 8th and 28th of February.

On February 2nd, still during the Attakalari Biennial, Salvo Lombardo presented Outdoor Dance Floor and Davide Valrosso his creation Joseph.

Davide Valrosso, along with three dancers from the Attakalari Centre for Movement Arts, presented on June 14th, as part of Secret Florence project, of which Fabbrica Europa is partner with, the work A Peaceful, Peaceful Place, then on stage June 19th at Villa Nappi in Polverigi for Inteatro, and on June 22nd at Intra for Cross Festival and on 26th and 27th of June in Castiglioncello for Inequilibrio Festival.

Isabella Giustina, after one month residence from May 17th through June 17th, presented in Singapore, in occasion of Co.Lab. Asians, the creation Hanging in the Balance realized with T.H.E Second Company (T.H.E Dance Company).

Jacopo Jenna has been in residence for 10 days at the Seoul Institute of the Arts for a workshop with local artists and a final presentation.
During the month of July Barbara Berti is leading a workshop with both local and international artists at the Beijing Festival.

Still in China, Tecnologia Filosofica is proposing a workshop at the Shangai Dramatic Center for the Arts while Sotterraneo is going to be resident for the Shanghai International Theatre Festival.

SIDance from Seul is going to host Andrea Costanzo Martini as residence and the CCDC from Hong Kong is going to welcome the collective Melting Point (Giovanfrancesco Giannini, Claudia Mezzolla, Fabio Novembrini, Valentina Zappa, Isabella Giustina).

Luna Cenere, Ilenia Romano and Pietro Marullo will be at the Kong Art Festival in December, to work with local artists.

Fattoria Vittadini will be guest at the Tjimur Dance Theatre in Taiwan for a workshop/residence.


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