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9th International Festival of Contemporary Dance

Director: Virgilio Sieni

19th > 29th June 2014

The 9th International Festival of Contemporary Dance - realized in collaboration with the Fondazione Prada - will be held in Venice from June 19th to 29th, but will also have a “prologue” and an “epilogue”. Some of the events will take place in the form of works in progress at the Corderie dell’Arsenale, during the 14th International Architecture Exhibition, starting June 5: they will consist in previews of productions that will make their debut in their final version as part of the Festival. The Corderie will also be the venue for the first Appunti del Vangelo secondo Matteo (Notes on the Gospel according to Saint Matthew): a special project by Virgilio Sieni that will premiere in its definitive form at the Teatro alle Tese over the first three weekends of July, as a conclusion to the Festival.

Dance Biennale 2014: Mondo Novo - gesture, place, community >>

The Program

Golden Lion for Lifetime Achievement to Steve Paxton >>

Silver Lion to Michele Di Stefano >>