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ffeac Fondazione Fabbrica Europa, Firenze project leader

Fabbrica Europa was established in Florence with the aim of promoting contemporary artistic production, supporting and developing its most innovative languages.
Since 1994 it has organized the Fabbrica Europa multidisciplinary festival, a unique experience with international artists and companies that has helped to create a network of collaborations that, starting from Florence, has expanded at the European and extra-European level.
In addition to the 26 editions of the Festival, in which it has investigated the national and international performance scene, Fabbrica Europa over the years has carried out numerous transnational projects to experiment with innovative ways of creating and supporting artistic production.
Fabbrica Europa has always focused on two main levels: on the one hand, giving space to the most interesting names on the contemporary scene; on the other, promoting the internationalization of young Italian artists by involving them, thanks to its network of collaborations, in exchange projects, residencies and trans-national co-productions.

CapoTrave-Kilowatt CapoTrave / Kilowatt, Sansepolcro

CapoTrave / Kilowatt is a cultural organization specialized in audience engagement practices and audience development activities. Since 2014 it has been the project coordinator of the European project “Be SpectACTive!”, supported by the Creative Europe programme. CapoTrave/Kilowatt manages the Residency Centre of the Tuscany Region together with Armunia and hostes over twenty national and international residencies every year. The best-known activity of the organization is the “Visionari” project from which the national network “L’Italia dei Visionari” has stemmed, which has spread the “Visionari” practice in 9 other organizations. “Visionari” is an audience engagement process that involves a group of active spectators who select part of the Kilowatt Festival artistic programming (9 works). The Festival, a major Italian summer event, is one of the main activity of Capotrave and focuses on the new languages of the contemporary scene. 2020 will be its 18th edition.

 Danza-Urbana Danza Urbana, Bologna

Associazione Culturale Danza Urbana has been operating for over twenty years in organizing cultural initiatives and promoting contemporary dance in public places and unconventional spaces. It promotes projects in support of local artists and emerging Italian and international choreography. Since 1997 it has organized in Bologna “Danza Urbana – Festival Internazionale di Danza nei paesaggi urbani”, the first event in Italy specifically dedicated to the relationship between choreography and urban spaces. The Festival was part of the “Bologna 2000. European City of Culture” official programme and various European projects. Danza Urbana is active in the creation and development of territorial, national and international networks, including: CQD – Ciudades Que Danzan, Anticorpi – Rete di Festival, Rassegne e Residenze creative dell’Emilia Romagna, h(abita)t – rete di spazi per la danza, Focus Young Mediterranean and Middle East Choreographers.

 Cross LIS LAB Performing Arts / CROSS Festival, Verbania

CROSS, a project of the LIS LAB association, is a creative centre dedicated to contemporary performative languages. Through multiple artistic research activities, it creates parallel opportunities for training, production and promotion in the sphere of performing arts and contemporary dance. CROSS Project promotes experimentation and artistic investigation on the borderline between languages, focusing on projects that prefer interdisciplinarity. It is divided into three main activities: CROSS Festival, in Verbania and its Province, which is focused on international contemporary dance; CROSS Residence, a programme of artistic residencies, with a focus on the relationship between artistic creation and territory, that becomes an instrument of support for the production of the finalist artists of the CROSS Award who will develop their projects in residency; CROSS Award, an international award that addresses performing arts first works to identify new productions that put into dialogue body languages and scenic action with musical composition.

 Tersicorea Tersicorea / Med’Arte / Cortoindanza, Cagliari

Associazione Tersicorea was established in 1989 as a permanent centre for the education, diffusion and production of contemporary dance and theatre. It mainly carries out the organization of festivals, artistic showcases and residencies. Since 2008 Tersicorea has been carrying out initiatives dedicated to contemporary dance, focused on the mobility of artists and on the international network collaborations, including “Med’arte”, an artistic/cultural dialogue network that brings together 25 Italian and international organizations with the aim of supporting emerging artists and excellences of the national and international scene; the “Cortoindanza” festival, dedicated to short choreographies by young Italian and international authors; “Logos, un ponte verso l’Europa” (Logos, a bridge toward Europe), a project that combines art, performing arts and historical memory as a fundamental instrument for original paths of creation.

  5_Muxarte Muxarte / ConFormazioni Festival, Palermo

Associazione Muxarte, established in Palermo in 2004, has been operating for years on the Sicilian and Italian territory with the aim of identifying new creators and authors in the sphere of performing arts, presenting shows, organizing meetings and artistic residencies, and focusing on the internationalization of local artists. In the past three years Muxarte has developed the “ConFormazioni” project, initially based in Palermo but which this year has become a traveling festival in cities and villages of the nine Sicilian provinces. Aims of Festival, that is directed by the choreographer and dancer Giuseppe Muscarello, are cultural dissemination and professional training as well as the desire to let know Sicily as a cultural centre also in the context of contemporary dance.

Menhir Associazione Culturale Menhir, Ruvo di Puglia

Associazione Culturale Menhir, that was established in 2009, is an artistic project by the dancer and choreographer Giulio De Leo. Since 2015, it has been part of sistemaGaribaldi, a network of cultural organizations that work in the Teatro Garibaldi in Bisceglie, where, thanks to the collaboration with the Teatro Pubblico Pugliese, it coordinates “Prospettiva Nevsky”, a contemporary dance festival that presents Italian and international artists, and “Libero Corpo”, a project of dance education and promotion. Since 2017, with the support of the Puglia Region, Menhir has created an important contemporary dance section for the “Talos Festival” in Ruvo di Puglia, innovating the well-knwn international contest of jazz music and experimentation, which has thus become a multidisciplinary festival, characterized by international productions, residency activities and a strong relationship with local communities and guest artists.


























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