For the third year in a row, Danae Festival presents the Laterale section, whose projects do not reflect the usual standards of theatre plays. A space where the artists invited are asked to devise and present some “objects” relating to the paths, the practices, the obsessions, the remarks, the meditations of their role as artists. Materials usually invisible, not exposed to the audience, but often fundamental to their activity. For this third edition, we offer this space to three dancers/performers of the same generation, who have been working in theatre and dance for years with internationally renowned choreographers and directors: Annamaria Ajmone, Silvia Calderoni, Marta Ciappina.
A sharing of parallel journeys, stories, gestures, attitudes, and imagined movements that take shape in projects by others.
Annamaria Ajmone is a dancer and choreographer. She performed her works at several dance, theatre and performing arts festivals, in museums, art galleries and unconventional venues. As a dancer, she worked with Alias Compagnie, Ariella Vidach, Daniele Ninarello, Santasangre, Cristina Kristal Rizzo, Mithkal Alzghair, Moritz Ostruschnjak. In 2015 she won the Danza&Danza award as “best emerging-contemporary performer”. She is among the promoters of Nobody’s Business in Italia, a platform for the exchange of expertise among artists. She is an artist associated with the Triennale Milano Teatro
for the three-year period 2019-2021.
YES, OF COURSE, IF IT’S FINE TOMORROW.
A moment imagined for “that vast category of people who cannot keep their emotions separate, but let the happy or sad omens of the future cloud what is really happening.”
Silvia Calderoni, actor and perfomer, started her theatre education at the Teatro Valdoca school and since 2005 she has been working with Motus. In 2011 she acted alongside Judith Malina in the play The plot is the revolution. She also acted in the plays Nella tempesta, Caliban Cannibal, in the semi-opera King Arthur and in the acclaimed “solo” MDLSX, where she also worked as dramaturg. In her career, she was awarded several prizes: Premio Ubu as best actress under 30, MarteAward, Premio Virginia Reiter, best leading actress at the Dublin Fringe Festival and the Sarajevo MESS Festival. In 2011 she debuted in cinema with the film La leggenda di Kaspar Hauser by Davide Manuli, followed by the films Ricccardo va all’inferno by Roberta Torre, Amori che non sanno stare al mondo by Francesca Comencini, Una storia senza nome by Roberto Andò and Last Words by Jonathan Nossiter. In 2016 she began an independent activity as theatre and performing arts educator giving seminars with the actress Ilenia Caleo in various contexts. In 2019 she debuted on TV in the series Romulus directed by Matteo Rovere for Sky.
DIARIO DI UNA OPERAIA DELLA DANZA (JOURNAL OF A DANCE WORKER)
Diario di una operaia della danza is a confidential and noctambulist reading, a chronologically disjointed, visionary and never assertive journey through a series of private notebooks that have sheltered meditations and remarks mulled over during the creative process of choreographic productions by four different authors: Chiara Bersani, Marco D’Agostin, Michele Di Stefano, Alessandro Sciarroni.
These notebooks, scratched by the writing down of technical directions and dramaturgical notes, and the traces of a dancer’s languishing and cruel obsessions, treasure the delightful, silent and contradictory exchange that gives an erotic edge to the thrilling relationship between author and performer. A daily journal that tries to delve into an inexplicable and enigmatic matter, an assembly line with intangible gears where the value of privilege shines out. Privileged is the performer, who can spy – in awe – upon the ineffable creativity of authors and find refuge and solace in their compelling wit.
Marta Ciappina Dancer, coach and teacher, studied mainly in New York at the Trisha Brown Studio and the Movement Research. As a dancer, she partnered, among others, with Daniele Albanese_Compagnia Stalk, Compagnia Daniele Ninarello, John Jasperse Company, Luis Lara Malvacias, Gabriella Maiorino, Ariella Vidach – AiEP. Since 2013, she has been working with MK, a leading company of contemporary dance led by Michele Di Stefano, winner of 2014 Silver Lion at the Venice Biennale Danza. In 2015 she started her collaboration with Alessandro Sciarroni, winner of 2019 Golden Lion at the Venice Biennale Danza, while taking part in the project by the Swiss company Cie Tiziana Arnaboldi and collaborating with Chiara Bersani for the plays “Goodnight, peeping Tom” and “The Olympic Games”, created in a synergetic work with Marco D’Agostin. In May 2019 she worked as a performer with the director Carmelo Rifici for the mise en espace of “I Cenci”.