September 21, 2023


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Venice Biennale – Dance – Younger Choreographers to Watch

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Two younger artists, Luna Cenere and Andrea Peña, have been introduced because the winners of the calls for brand spanking new choreographies for Italian and worldwide artists underneath the age of 35.

The calls, the second version for Italy and the primary for overseas international locations, are a part of the multi-year challenge of the Dance Division of La Biennale di Venezia, directed by Wayne McGregor, to help the brand new generations of artists.

Luna Cenere, Dancer, choreographer and performer

Luna Cenere (born in 1987), who conceives the physique as a panorama, a component of advanced architectural compositions in house, wins the decision together with her challenge Vanishing Place. Impressed by the pictures of artists corresponding to Ren Cling, Evelyn Bencicova, AdeY,

“Luna Cenere – writes McGregor – continues her analysis on the physique, posture, object and gesture, usually in startling dialogue with each other. Vanishing Place, her new ‘set up’ dance work, pushes this dialog into recent and stunning territory, probing the very nature of what it’s to bop and certainly what dances of the long run would possibly develop into. It’s minimal, questioning work and as such provides a potent distinction to the extra kinetically pushed experiences we provide within the Biennale Danza”.

Vanishing Place, her new ‘set up’ dance work, pushes this dialog into recent and stunning territory, probing the very nature of what it’s to bop and certainly what dances of the long run would possibly develop into. It’s minimal, questioning work and as such provides a potent distinction to the extra kinetically pushed experiences we provide within the Biennale Danza”.

Vanishing Place will contain 5 performers – Ilaria Quaglia, Marina Bertoni, Francesca La Stella, Luca Zanni, Davide Tagliavini – to music by composer Renato Grieco.

Andrea Peña. Picture by Bobby Leon

Andrea Peña, Colombian choreographer

Andrea Peña immigrated to Canada, along with the multidisciplinary firm based in 2014 in Montréal Andrea Peña & Artists (AP&A), wins the decision with Bogota. A challenge that intends to discover the ideas of demise and resurrection, states the choreographer, “via my Colombian heritage colored by the historic nuances of this colonized nation, as a supply of resilience that’s deconstructed from queer, post-industrial and post-human lens”.

“A radical and modern proposal – says McGregor – that convinces in its courageous and uncooked method to new motion exploration and evolving hybrid types. That is high-quality, risk-taking and experimental work that we’re thrilled to nurture at Biennale Danza 2023”.

Co-produced by La Biennale di Venezia with Danse Danse and L’Agora de la danse, Bogota would be the second large-scale work conceived by the corporate, which is able to contain the dancers Francis Richard, Erin O’Loughlin, Jean Benoît Labrecque, Frédérique Rodier, Jontae McCrory, Nicholas Bellefleur, Charlie Prince; the set designer Jonathan Saucier; the composer, digital musician and 3D sound designer Debbie Doe; the rehearsal director and researcher Helen Simard; the costume designer Polina Boltova; the movie director Bobby Leon.

Vanishing Place by Luna Cenere and Bogota by Andrea Peña & Artists can have their world premiere on the 17th Worldwide Competition of Up to date Dance of La Biennale di Venezia in July 2023. 

Concerning the Artists

Luna Cenere (Naples, 1987)

In 2009, she earned her diploma in modern dance on the Ente di Promozione Nazionale Movimento Danza in Naples and from the beginning took half in lots of tasks across the territory. She later graduated from SEAD (Salzburg Experimental Academy of Dance). In 2014 she moved to Belgium and continued her coaching via worldwide festivals, together with the Competition Deltebre Danza, Impulstanz, La Biennale di Venezia (Biennale Faculty 2015), finding out with masters corresponding to David Zambrano, Grancesco Scavetta, Martin Kilvady, Josef Frucek, Linda Kapetanea, Matej Kejzar, amongst others.

She has participated within the creations of Anton Lacky (Anton Lacky Firm) and has labored with Simone Forti (2014); she then joined the Compagnia Virgilio Sieni for La Mer and Il Cantico dei Cantici (2015). In 2017 she was chosen as an AEROWAVES TWENTY18 artist and later received the “Greatest Choreography Award” on the Solocoreografico Competition and Award with Kokoro, a piece produced by the Compagnia Korper with the help of the Compagnia Virgilio Sieni, the Marosi Dans Fest and the ex-Asilo Filangieri of Naples, and chosen for the NID Platform 2019.

It was adopted in 2018 by Twin, previewed on the Competition FOG/Triennale di Milano and chosen by the ANTICORPI XL community; Pneumatika (work in progress), which made its debut on the Teatri Associati di Napoli, on the Competition “La Democrazia del Corpo” in Florence and on the Competition NAOcrea in Milan; in 2019 Pure Gravitation – tributo a Isadora Duncan, a fee and manufacturing of the Competition di Ravello and the Compagnia Körper; in 2021 Zoé , a manufacturing of the Compagnia Körper and the Competition Oriente Occidente, a present chosen for the NID Platform 2020; in 2022 Footwear On, a manufacturing of the Compagnia Körper.

She is supported by the Residence XL motion for the 12 months 2019 and is an related artist of the Centro Coreografico Körper and the Competition Oriente Occidente for the two-year interval 2019/2020. She received the Positano Léonide Massine Particular Award for the dancers of the 12 months (2019) and received the Premio Danza&Danza 2020 as “rising choreographer” for her present Genealogia_Time Particular.  She labored on Mario Martone’s movie Capri Revolution (2017) underneath the dance route of Raffaella Giordano.

Andrea Peña & Artists (AP&A) is a multidisciplinary firm of thirty-year-old artists that merges the universes of choreography and design. Based in 2014 in Montreal, Quebec within the territory of Tiohti:áke, the corporate merges the physique and materiality in performative, digital and sculptural works to create dwelling arts universes. AP&A’s multifaceted follow explores the peripheries of social imaginaries, as futuring hybrid narratives that nurture the collision of various fields, disciplines and people via AP&A’s collaborating artists. 

Andrea Peña

Andrea Peña, born in 1990 in Bogota, Columbia created AP&A after a profession as performer with BalletBC and Les Ballets Jazz de Montreal, now acknowledged in Canada and internationally for her creations as essential, different and spatial encounters that break with our notions of a delicate humanity.

With a Masters in industrial design from Concordia College, Andrea Peña’s work imagines cross-disciplinary approaches that problem the choreographic follow as a supply of collective experimentation and information. As a bi-cultural artist, Andrea Peña is understood for her advanced layered programs that have interaction in deep encounters between the bodily physique and a extremely conceptual analysis method. 

The corporate’s most up-to-date works embrace: 6.58: Manifesto (2021), which received the Banff Arts Centre’s Clifford E. Lee Award and opened the 2022 internationally famend Tanzmessethe; Untitled I (2018) and Untitled I + III (2019) which received the prix Hong Kong Worldwide Choreography, and Zero One One Zero (2017), Kairos (2015), Viun (2014), offered throughout Canada, Japan, US, Germany, Italy, France, Mexico, Greece, Spain and India. 

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