Project 2023

I N T E R P L A Y /23
Festival Internazionale di Danza Contemporanea
23 May > 10 June / TURIN

artistic direction Natalìa Casorati
Curated by Associazione Culturale Mosaico Danza

INTERPLAY FESTIVAL will be back from May 23rd to June 10th 2023, planning 25 performances in long and short format with 7 national premières, using 4 theatres and 4 multidisciplinary spaces, which foster stimulating situations for the invited choreographers thanks to their peculiarity.

14 Italian companies, across well-known realities and young proposals on which to direct our glance for the first time. These will be joined by 9 international companies, of which 2 are from extra-Europe. 

Can festival be an agent for social investigation? Can it represent the complexity of our present, its contradictions, the strength of power and therefore its fragility? Can it tell us about disorientation? We believe so and our responsibility is to create crossroads in a perspective of growth for nourishing artists. We support their artistic research through projects in network, offering opportunities for visibility and experiential growth, precisely in these years in which there are more and more economic and social contradictions.

Alongside an important theatre programming, Interplay Festival continues its urban section with outdoor and site specific performances, in order to identify new audiences and increase the cultural offer addressed to citizens. This is why the program includes “unconventional” places in Torino, planning part of the festival in multidisciplinary spaces in peripheral areas.

Among the national artists of excellence hosted we host: ENZO COSIMI (10/06) with Coefore Rock&Roll, the second part of the three-act project ORESTEA Trilogy of Vendetta, a dance language able to tangle different disciplines, with live music by the club culture and experimental techno music icon LADY MARU.
ALESSANDRO SCIARRONI (06/06), an artist supported by APAP-Advancing Performing Arts Projects and considered one of the most innovative European authors. Winner of the Golden Lion for Lifetime Achievement for Dance in 2019, with its creation Save The Last Dance For Me rediscovers a dance by courtship originally performed by men only and dating back to the early 1800s.
COMPAGNIA ABBONDANZA/ BERTONI (01/06), awarded by Danza&Danza in 2017 and UBU Prize in 2021, will participate to the festival with Le fumatrici di pecore, an artistic work that reveals the humanity in its fragility and out of the ordinary.
FABRIZIO FAVALE (03/06) invited to prominent contexts including the Biennale de la Danse de Lyon, will be part of the festival with the creation The Halley Solo.
In the site-specific section, the latest creations of two mid-career choreographers: CARLO MASSARI (23/05), a interdisciplinary performer, choreographer and creator who has always been engaged in the search for new performative languages and who will join the festival with Metamorphosis – Blatta, a new provocative creation on the consumption of meat; DANIELE NINARELLO (09/06) with ORGIA, an installation of bodies in constant motion, created at Villa Rey in collaboration with the collective of 10 young VISUAL ARTISTS of the ASSOCIAZIONE BASTIONE, that manage the space with the mission of enhancing contemporary creation, through a new method for experiencing creative spaces.

Moreover, Interplay Festival hosts international excellences often excluded from mainstream circuits, offering the opportunity to understand the directions of the extra-national contemporary dance panorama. Selected at the TanzPlattform 2022 in Berlin, MORITZ OSTRUSCHNJAK (23/05) with the solo TANZANWEISUNGEN performed by Daniel Conant; HAMDI DRIDI (25/05), originally from Tunis and currently living and working in Montpellier, with the national première Om(s) de Menage; the Israeli OR MARIN (30/05) with Breathe With Me A Moment, the winning show at the 27th Masdanza 2022-Es; TU HOANG AND HIRO MURATA (30/05), respectively from Vietnam and Japan, with False Memories that won the First Prize at the 27th Masdanza 2022 competition. A prominent reality from the Northern European scene is the Belgian CASSIEL GAUBE (06/06) with Soirée d’études, which combines the vocabulary of House Dance and Hip Hop contaminated by contemporary dance. In continuity with the collaboration with Red Acieloabierto network, Interplay Festival offers a selection of the best performances from the Spanish scene: COLECTIVO GLOVO (26/05) by ESTHER LATORRE and HUGO PEREIRA with the show ALLEO; CARLA CERVANTES CARO and SANDRA EGIDO IBANEZ (27/05) in Somos, where the central element is the attempt to fight gender roles and stereotypes. The company ERTZA (26/05) by ASIER ZABALETA, will be at the festival with the duo OTEMPODIZ, the result of a bilateral exchange and artistic creation project between Mozambique and Spain. LASALA (8/06) by JUDITH ARGOMANIZ, with the duo Alive where she tackles the theme of women’s freedom of choice.

INTERPLAY Festival confirms also its role in national and international scouting by continuing to give space to young choreographers from all over the world, selected from festivals and platforms dedicated to the youngest creativity: STEFANIA TANSINI (07/06), winner of the UBU 2022 Award as Best Under35 Performer; MICHELE IFIGENIA TYCHE (07/06), produced by Anghiari Dance Hub, with CUMA; FABRITIA D’INTINO (08/06) selected by the Young Author’s Dance Showcase 2022 with the show WANNABE, created in synergy with the musician FEDERICO SCETTRI; LAURA GAZZANI (10/06), winner of the Danza Urbana XL 2022 competition, with the duo WALTER supported by Anghiari Dance Hub 2021 edition and in 2022 by the ResiDance XL action of the Network Anticorpi XL; EMANUELE ROSA AND MARIA FOCARACCIO (8/06) with all you need is, winner of the Twain_direzioniAltre Award 2022. The collective AZIONIfuoriPOSTO (26/05) with PERCORSI INCROCIATI, an itinerant performance that will entail the collaboration with a young musical reality from the Turin district of Barriera di Milano. For the urban section, the duo MARIANNA MOCCIA and VALERIA NAPPI (3/06) is programmed for the first time at the festival with a work that intertwines dance and circus abilities. RE-ACTION Integrated dance company (25/05) in which dancers with and without physical-motor disabilities perform together.