in partnership with: Glob Theatre – FR , Chapter – UK, Generale Oost – NL, National Dance Centre Bucharest – RO
in collaboration with Fondazione Piemonte dal Vivo Circuito Regionale Multidisciplinare

Dance Roads is a European Network (FR, NL, UK, IT, RO), dedicated to supporting innovative choreographers and providing them with an opportunity to emerge onto the international stage. It aims to give selected artists from each partner country a wide platform to showcase their work, and create and foster productive working relationships with artists and organisations from different countries.
The network currently hosts a biennial touring festival, jointly coordinated by each partner, which supports the transnational mobility of high quality contemporary dance works from choreographers in the early career stages. It presents short small-scale works, providing audiences with opportunities to view 5 choreographers' work from different nations within one programme. The network partners each host performances and a variety of workshops for the wider dance community, including pre and post show talks, professional development sessions, school performances and workshops, insight and networking events.
In 2014 the network celebrated its 25th anniversary and with the support of a EU Culture Programme grant delivered a two-year programme entitled Dance Roads Open Process (DROP).

Monday May 23rd, 2016 from 3 pm to 6 pm
artistic sharing between Dance Roads artists and the local dance community
venue > Lavanderia a Vapore, Collegno

Wednesday May 25th, 2016 from 5 pm to 7 pm
MEETING between professionals and artists IT and EU
venue > Lavanderia a Vapore, Collegno

Wednesday May 25th, 2016
venue > Lavanderia a Vapore, Collegno
In partnership with Fondazione Piemonte dal Vivo
Free shuttle service from/to subway station Fermi-Lavanderia

production Compagnie Adéquate (FR)
choreography and performance Lucie Augeai and David Gernez
light design David Gernez
coproduction CCN Malandain Ballet Biarritz
with the support of ADAMI grâce au concours «Les Synodales», Ménagerie de Verre (StudioLab), Paris Jeunes Talents, France Embassy in Belgium (BE)
National première

A comical and touching imbroglio. Lucie Augeai and David Gernez, many times awarded for this duet, choreographed the perpetual research of the other gender, sometimes complex, sometimes twisted. A man-woman duet materializing the embrace, the tension, the relationship to the other and the listening in a rich working of hands and face expressions. An allegory of love with baroque accents with light or biting energy ... On stage, two performers reveal themselves in a movement both fluid and violent, where humor and mime summon dance on Baroque music.

Qui, ora
choreography and dance Claudia Catarzi (IT)
light design Leonardo Bucalossi
technician Massimiliano Calvetti
production Company Blu
supported by Inteatro / Polverigi, Fondazione Teatro Metastasio Stabile della Toscana, Centro Artistico il Grattacielo
Regional première

This solo examines in a straightforward way how the body reacts in the conditions of stage situations co-created by space, costumes, sounds and the proximity of the audience. All of these aspects decide in the given moment – "here and now", "qui, ora" – about the form of gesture and rhythm, about each step and movement of this intimate journey. An empty stage, a dispassionate look at the very essence of dance language and stage presence – this is the minimalist task with which the dancers operate. It heads away from the metaphysical image of puppets fettered by internal and external limitations, including gravitational resistance, and finds a psychological dimension in motion, capable of powerful emotional impact.

Choreography Jasper van Luijk (NL)
with Jefta Tanate
National première

About the inevitable relationship between man and time.
Many people dream about traveling in time. But isn't our whole existence one long journey trough time? Yonder is a search for the beginning and the end of time within the lifecycle of one person. Dancer Jefta Tanate questions time to give meaning to different ways of time experience. The work challenges the audience to escape from every day life and surrender to a timeless spatial experience.

site specific event GUEST STAR EXTRA DANCE ROADS


original music by Palm Wine

Of the Earth, from where I came
choreography Gwyn Emberton

with Albert Garcia
light design Ben Cowens
costumes Gwyn Emberton
National première

Gwyn Emberton Dance is the dance theatre company of award winning Welsh choreographer Gwyn Emberton. The company brings together the highest caliber of dancers, composers and designers to create bold and exciting new contemporary dance theatre.Expect intricately crafted but dynamically choreographed work that is visually rich and deeply affecting. The work draws on and responds to other art forms with the aim of exploring our emotional and physical existence in a wholly original and universal way.The solo Of the Earth, from where I came is inspired by Dylan Thomas' poem Fern Hill. The body is part of the earth. His struggle between being human and his connection to the earth becomes a battle against the passing of time.

concept and dance Cristina Lilienfeld

produced by Centrul de Cultura "George Apostu" Bacău and Centre Choregraphique Trois-C
National première

"The starting point for my project was an image which had a lot of emotional and sensual impact over me. In this image I saw the human living skin and how it changes with time, how it peels off and always regenerates. I asked myself : what kind of movement answer does tactile stimulation bring? What kind of emotional responses I get in seeing certain images with the skin? How clearly can I communicate through touching? How can I bring with subtlety the images of change, time passing and regeneration into a performance? I'm proposing a continuous dialogue between the sound, tactile sense and movement. Lay(ers) is performance about vulnerability and the fight to get inside the emotional body, it's about showing and offering and receiving the audience inside me".


16 > 20 May 2016

22 > 25 May 2016

26 > 30 May 2016

31 May > 4 June 2016

5 > 9 June 2016

Partner network DANCE ROADS

Glob Theatre – FR

Chapter – UK

Generale Oost - NL

National Dance Centre Bucharest - RO