MiniFestival of Italian Art House Choreography at the ICI
FRI 8th July 2016  |  7 p.m.-8 p.m.
In collaboration with the Italian Cultural Institute, TripSpace curates a mini dance programme featuring performances by three of the most exciting emerging Italian contemporary dance makers: Andrea Costanzo Martini, Claudia Catarzi, Francesca Foscarini

Each performance will be followed by a post-show talk giving interpretative keys for each artist’s work and moderated by John Ashford.


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Francesca Foscarini| Back Pack

In my nomadic life I feel something special for my backpack. Each time it forces me to a compulsory choice: what I put inside and what I leave out. What remains out of it may be less important than what gets in, it’s like a filter between me and all the rest.

Project by and with Francesca Foscarini
Technical care Luca Serafini
Promotion and communication Cristina Perez Sosa
Production VAN
Coproducers: Centro per la Scena Contemporanea di Bassano del Grappa (I); Centro Jobel Residenza Teatrale (I)
With the support of MiBACT ­ Ministero per i Beni e le Attività Culturali
Some material for this work was developed through the project Dyptique supported by Circuit­Est Centre Chorègraphique Montreal (QC), Centro per la Scena Contemporanea Bassano del Grappa (I)
Special thanks to Cosimo Lopalco for his outside eye


Francesca Foscarini

Francesca Foscarini is a dancer and choreographer.
Her works include Cantando sulle ossa (Best solo Masdanza 2012), Grandmother (Equilibrio Award Roma 2013 Performer), Gut Gift (2014). She won in 2015 the Positano Prize as Dancer of the Year on the Contemporary Scene. Her latest creations are Vocazione all'Asimmetria (2016) and Back Pack (2016).

John Ashford

John Ashford is a Contemporary Dance producer, currently Director of Aerowaves: the European network that selects and presents emerging dance companies. He was the first editor of the Theatre section of Timeout, Theatre Director at ICA, and between 1986 and 2009 director of the Robin Howard Dance Theatre at The Place, the most important Contemporary Dance theatre in England. In 2002 he was awarded a CBE for his services to dance.

This is the last of our appointments @ the ICI!

Ph: Cosimo Lopalco