The fifteenth edition of Interplay is a confirmation of this festival's vocation of paying close attention to the new languages of contemporary dance, with an eye on the international scene, and always probing new territories without neglecting to give its attention and support to the more meaningful and relevant national realities, concerning a number of aesthetic and choreographic languages.
After years of inertia, it is clear that the national scene is also producing realities of significant impact, which are distinguished by their choreographic capacity and dramatic originality, justifying the greater attention that the festival is giving to their productions.

The shows are distributed among two theaters, ASTRA and FONDERIE LIMONE, as well as in metropolitan areas, such as the Murazzi del Po where we will inaugurate METROPOLITAN BLITZES on May 29th at the OUT spaces of The Beach, on the charming left bank of the Po River, in collaboration with the events of the Turin Jazz Fringe Festival 2015, with Piazza Vittorio Veneto and Murazzi at the heart of the event, and as part of Turin 2015 European Capital of Sport.

The festival will conclude on June 12th, in one of more outlying areas of the city, Milan Barrier, which is a district undergoing an entire revolution with urban redevelopment, at the fascinating new architectural structure of the MEF Museo Ettore Fico, described by critics as the best new museum, in order to engage as diversified and heterogeneous audience as possible.

Greater attention is given to those choreographers who make a personal and courageous use of choreographic language, testing the limits of traditional aesthetics by interweaving multi-media, live music, and video art into their research. Their shows tell us about human frailty, the decomposed beauty of our century, while touching on extremely contemporary issues also related to racial contrasts, homophobia, violence ...
More specifically, the 2015 edition of the festival will host more than 70 guest artists, with 13 Italian companies and young choreographers, and 10 international ones.

The FORMATION OF A NEW AUDIENCE projects for an awareness of contemporary dance will continue by increasing the projects that we are carrying out in partnership with the WEB MAGAZINE KRAPP'S LAST POST: Youngest critics for dance / YC4D involves both high school and college students, in collaboration with the DAMS and the University of Turin.
The project includes special attention paid to the language of the INTERNET in the context of HYPERMEDIA.

Mosaico Danza continues to take great interest in the residency projects in collaboration with its international partners, inaugurating the 2015 collaboration with the GRAND STUDIO in Brussels, directed by Ivan Massey, for the project: SWITCH / Shared choreographic residencies. Addressed to Italian and Belgian choreographers, SWITCH provides an opportunity for those selected for 2015 and 2016 to realize periods of choreographic residencies in Italy and Belgium.

Likewise continuing are the collaborations with the local realities, for which we have already been undertaking actions for some time now, such as the TORINODANZA Festival directed by Gigi Cristoforetti, with which there has always been close cooperation, in particular for the emerging realities of the national territory; with PALCOSCENICO DANZA directed by Paul Mohovich, sharing productive support for artists from the local area; and in particular, with the Fondazione LIVE Piemonte dal Vivo, not only for the projects with which we are joint partners in the ANTICORPI XL network, but for the actions that MOSAICO DANZA promotes and organizes with INTERNATIONAL PARTNERS that direct major choreographic centers.

We wish to highlight our new partnership with the PRIX ITALIA for the PERFORMING ART section, in collaboration with the National Museum of Cinema, University of Turin, Coorpi, and CineDumedia.

But let's get down to the specifics of the programming ...

The inauguration of the 2015 Interplay Festival is at Teatro Astra on May 23rd and May 25th.
There will be four very different shows by choreographers with very different training experience ranging from more formal dance forms to a more physical approach. The opening on May 23rd will present the Greek choreographer PATRICIA APERGI, defined as the rising star of the new Greek choreography scene, who will be coming to Italy for the first time, co-produced by the Biennial of Lyon. Her research combines languages linked to local traditions with very contemporary dance. 
Once again at Teatro Astra, on May 25th there will be the Canadian choreographer VIRGINIE BRUNELLE whose work is original and extremely moving, and well-known for the crudeness of the issues it deals with. She has won many awards such as the Bourse-David Kilburn (Wallonia-Brussels for OQWBJ), Bourse RIDEAU 2009 (Festival Vue sur la Relève), and second prize at the AICC 2010 competition (Denmark).
Alongside them will be two younger realities: on May 23rd, the Apulian company CUENCA / LAURO which after a long period of training in Germany, has definitely settled in Italy, and in Rome won the Premio Equilibrio for choreography in February 2015, and on May 25th, the sensational IRENE RUSSOLILLO, who won the 2014 Equilibrio Premio special prize as best performer with her choreography Strascichi.

From May 26-30, the shows will take place at the fascinating location of the post-industrial complex Limone Fonderie Teatrali, with three days dedicated to young national and international choreography: long format evenings with several performances of young choreographers representative of the new contemporary scene. So as to promote social occasions, the public is welcomed before the shows with an aperitif and DJ sets during which the staff of the festival will present the performances of the evening.

On May 26, there will be a short format with three works: the Hungarian collective DÁNYI, MOLNÁR and VADAS, awarded the Rudolf Laban Award in 2010 for their creation CITY, and an artistic residency at the Prix Jardin D’Europe 2010 (iDans04 - Istanbul), as well as being finalists in the selection for the showcase Areowaves 2014 with their irreverent Skin Me.
FRANCESCO MARILUNGO, a young choreographer whom we have admired as a performer in Enzo Cosimi's recent productions, deals with problematic issues related to the themes of mutations and sexual identities in Siegfried. The evening will conclude with the preview of a new creation by AMBRA SENATORE for 4 interpreters: Mattoncini, where the author plays at choreographically dismantling and reassembling daily life and relationships, offering fragments of an ironic perspective on being human.

As part of the project Torino incontra Berlino, on May 28, the evening will be dedicated to the most interesting German realities: ZUFIT SIMON, a Israeli-German choreographer, presents her solo Fleischlos, which was awarded the third prize for best solo at the Euro-Scene in Leipzig; STEPHAN HERWIG, a choreographer who is well-known in the German dance scene, presents his new creation, with five interpreters, on the theme of violence and power. The evening also hosts Gut Gift, choreographed by Yasmeen Godder, especially created for and with FRANCESCA FOSCARINI, thanks to Francesca's having won the 2013 Premio Equilibrio best interpreter award for her solo performance.

May 30th, features another choreographer from northern Europe, ARNO SCHUITEMAKER, winner of several awards including the Dioraphte Encouragement Award, who returns to Interplay with his new creation.
The evening continues with the show Delta Victor by the Spanish company LA INTRUSA at the OUT spaces of the Fonderie Limone and in the theater spaces with the show Tame Game by the amazing trio lead by MORENO SOLINAS: finalist for the 2014 Equilibrio Prize, it participated in Anticorpi XL 2014, resulting as the most programmed regarding all the events in 2015 by the partners of Anticorpi XL network.

The METROPOLITAN BLITZ on May 29th, starting at 6 p.m. at Murazzi del Po, will host 6 important Italian and international companies with short format performances of great emotional intensity and high technical virtuosity, with a strong musical presence often performed live.
A window on SPAIN, for three international appearances: LA INTRUSA in Delta Victor, a work inspired by the struggle, the seductive force of power, playing on attraction and at the same time, on distance, as impossibilities of dialogue.
LALI AYGUADÉ & NICOLAS RICCHINI in Incognito, a duet where the virtuosity of dancing bodies intertwines with emotion and feeling, for an amazing performance of great technical virtuosity. PHYSICAL MOMENTUM PROJECT in Postskriptum, a project created on the theme of farewells, made up of small gestures and the fragile balance that highlights the physical energy of the two dancers. The performance was the winner of the Prize of the Conservatorio Superior de Danza "María de Avila" in Madrid, and winner of the Residencia Artística Santander, Spain - Espacio Espiral, Función de Gala of the 28th Certamen Coreográfico Madrid.
3 Italian performers: DANIELE ALBANESE with one of his most successful works: In a Landscape, is a performance that, through a particular organization of architectural space, creates a perfect harmony of music/sound and choreography/body action. SARA MARASSO presents Equilibrio Residuo, a work that explores the idea of choreography in synergy with the music performed live by the jazzman STEFANO RISSO.
DANIELE NINARELLO offers both an impressive work for 10 performers: The Space Between where the young dancers experiment with instant composition, and Delta 0, a choreographic work in close synergy with the live music played by ADRIANO DE MICCO.

The festival closes on June 12th, with four SITE-SPECIFIC shows INSPIRED BY THE EHIBITION "PLASTIC DAYS" held at the MEF Museo Ettore Fico.
NICOLA GALLI, a young choreographer of the ColletivO CineticO of Francesca Pennini who combines choreographic work and multidisciplinary aspects in his research, presents O | Proiezione dell'architettura ossea. ANNAMARIA AJMONE presents a version of TINY, the winning show of the 2014 Choreographic Dnappunti, with live music performed by MARCELLO GORI.
ANDREA GALLO ROSSO, presents a site-specific version of the work produced by the DROP project of the Dance Roads network supported by the European Commission (of which Mosaico Danza is the Italian partner) with the dancers MANOLO PERAZZI, and FEDERICA POZZO, with an intense solo created for the charming location of the MEF.

Natalia Casorati