The local artist is present

Discovering the city of Trieste through the artists’ gaze

The Local Artist is Present is an English format for tourists, a project developed by Creaa in collaboration with PlanTS, Casa dell’Arte, Collaab and art curator Federica Purgatori.
The events planned art part of the urban animation project organised by the municipality of Trieste for PISUS (Piano Integrato di Sviluppo Urbano Sostenibile ‘TRIESTE ATTIVA – cultura, turismo, sostenibilità’).

PlanTS has been invited to curate a number of events in which a series of selected dance and performance artists living or visiting Trieste will talk about their work while walking the streets of the old town of Trieste.

All interviews will be broadcasted through Periscope, an app of Twitter.

Stay tuned! #creaativa #periscope

travel tips and arts walk
curated by PlanTS

Friday 19 June, 6 pm
Panificio Pasticceria Romi, via Torino 30

The first guest invited by PlanTS is Canadian dance artist Ginelle Chagnon of the EU project Migrant Bodies, hosted by PlanTS at Stazione Rogers.

Ginelle Chagnon started her professional dance career in 1971 with Montréal’s Les Grands Ballets Canadiens. In the 80’s she reached towards contemporary dance and also began to teach and play the role of rehearsal director. Collaborating in many creative processes and understanding the insider’s point of view (the dancer’s) as well as the outsider’s perspective (the choreographer’s and the spectator’s) prepared her way to assist Jean-Pierre Perrault as of 1993. Currently, she is assisting choreographers Paul-André Fortier, Sylvain Emard, Heidi Strauss and other dance artists in their creative process. Aside for being alumni of the part time faculty at concordia University’s contemporary Dance Department, she regularly guest teaches creative process workshops in Canada and abroad. Also a board member of the Foundation Jean-Pierre Perreault, she is defining new ways of caring and understanding the legacy of Quebec’s contemporary dance repertoire.

travel tips and arts walk
curated by PlanTS

Monday 20 July, 6 pm
Scuola ArteffettoDanza, via dei Crociferi 5/A

Two dance guests for the second meeting in Trieste: Corrado Canulli and Marta Melucci, active in the field of ballet and contemporary dance training.

Corrado Canulli dance artist from Rome, he has been trained at the national Academy of Dance with Mariella Ermini and Clarissa Mucci, furthering afterwards his studies with Michele Ellis and Marc Renouard. He danced in the main Opera Houses and Theaters as a soloist and principal dancer. He moved to Trieste to choreograph for the Opera Foundation Giuseppe Verdi, founding at the same time an indipendent company called ArteffettoDanza with other artists. In Trieste he worked thouroughly to develop a dance ecology in the region. He has been Director of the International Festival ‘Trieste for dance’ co-organized by Teatro Stabile del Friuli Venezia Giulia, fostering relationships with dance schools in Friuli Venezia Giulia and with other local associations. He still teaches Ballet and Modern Technique in numerous Italian and foreign institutions and he is the Artistic Director of ArteffettoDanza School, located in the heart of the Borgo Teresiano.

Marta Melucci dance artist from Milan, Marta is graduated in Philosophy and has been trained as a contemporary dancer in Italy, united States and Spain.
She has danced with several Italian companies (Materiali Resistenti, Lucylab Evoluzioni, Lische) and furthered her dance studies with other disciplines such as Contact Improvisation, Floor work, Yoga and aerial dancing. She is a certified Feldenkrais Method practitioner, teaching dance and movement techniques in several academies and schools, such as ArteffettoDanza in Trieste.
Since 2005 she co-directs Schuko dance company which produced performances and multimedia works integrating in the show dance and visual arts. Passionate traveler, she had the chance to visit several countries in the world and to live in different cities: her latest destination is Trieste, where she is living and working in the field of dance since 2011.

travel tips and arts talk

curated by PlanTS
Thursday 24 September 6 pm
Zoe Food,Via Felice Venezian 24

In September the project ends with another special encounter in the contemporary dance field: PlanTS will meet Marta Bevilacqua, choreographer and dancer with a philosophical background, a member of Compagnia Arearea (Udine), promoter of different initiatives and active supporter of dance authors in Friuli Venezia Giulia.

Marta Bevilacqua, born in Maniago, trained at the Accademia Isola Danza in Venice, under the direction of Carolyn Carlson (2001). She permanently collaborates with the company Arearea since 1998. She got the Master degree in Communication and Non Verbal Languages specializing in performance. She has been working with experimental companies such as Adarte, Aldes, Balletto Civile, Ersilia Danza, Naturalis Labor, TPO, CSS Teatro stabile d’innovazione of Friuli Venezia Giulia and she teaches contemporary dance at Nico Pepe Accademy in Udine since 2002. She choreographed ‘Orpheus and Eurydice’ for the 35th Festival (Valle d’Itria) and has created many choreographies, among which: the trilogy ‘Il Libro della Carne’ (2007), ‘Nervi_Il corpo eroico’ (2009) for Mittelfest in Cividale del Friuli; ‘Nec Nec’, which won the second prize as best choreography at Cortoindanza 2010 in Cagliari and was selected by the network Anticorpi eXpLò in 2011; she took part to the Premio Equilibrio 2011 and was finalist at the Equilibrio contest in Rome. In the last two years, she took part to important international projects: Luoghi Comuni / Lieux Publics, for which she created the performance ‘Dafne_per una mitologia urbana’; the project Writing site by site in Graz, for the international network IN-SITU, for which she created Panta Reo, produced by the Reggia di Venaria Reale (Turin); her project ‘Oltre la luna’ was produced by Dance Channels, an European platform which support new choreographers. She is touring since 2014 with the itinerant performance Ruedis_wheels of border, a project supported by The Region Friuli Venezia Giulia to promote and create events and performances related to the First World War.

All interviews were curated by PlanTS and Costanza Grassi (Studio Tommaseo).

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