From October 13th to 25th, Venice will be the setting for the 14th International Festival of Contemporary Dance according to Marie Chouinard, who thus completes her four-year term as Director of the Dance Department of La Biennale di Venezia.
Two weeks of performances with 19 choreographers who have authored 23 pieces (7 world and 5 Italian premieres), as well as encounters and films that will unfurl through the spaces of the Arsenale – Teatro Piccolo Arsenale, Sale d’Armi, Teatro alle Tese and Tese dei Soppalchi –all the way to Ca’ Giustinian and the Teatro Goldoni.
Following in the wake of past editions, the guest choreographers, many of whom belong to the generations of the 1980s and 90s, show dance to be a boundless territory, one of the most dynamic in the art world and most open to hybridization, dance that finds place in theatres, galleries, museums and even trade fairs. This was the perspective that guided our choice of recipients for the 2020 Lions for Dance: the Golden Lion for Lifetime Achievement to the Spanish-Swiss choreographer La Ribot and the Silver Lion to choreographer Claudia Castellucci.
Location: Arsenale, Venice
Schedule: from October 13th to 25th 2020