Premio Hermès Danza Triennale Milano
Live performance by the artists winner of the Prize:
Ginevra Panzetti and Enrico Ticconi, A E R E A (Italy)
Lenio Kaklea, Ballad (Greece)
Hermès and Triennale Milano collaborate on the concept and delivery of a biennial platform for the development of young talent of contemporary dance and performance scene. The project aims to explore and showcase the rethinking of current and traditional bodily and gestural languages proposed by the new generations of performance artists. Umberto Angelini, artistic director of Triennale Milano Teatro and curator of Triennale Milano, has invited five artists of different nationalities to submit a proposal on this theme. A jury of international standing, composed by Daniel Blanga Gubbay, Silvia Bottiroli and Giusi Tinella, has selected two projects which will be performed for the first time. Ballad by the dancer and choreographer Lenio Kaklea is a piece that combines autobiographical and collective elements by travelling through danced and historical memories to reflect on the complex composition of our identity. A E R E A by Ginevra Panzetti and Enrico Ticconi reflects on the notions of community and belonging employing the symbolic image of the flag to evoke a political landscape.
Lenio Kaklea graduated from the State School of Contemporary Dance in Athens (SSCD). She joined the CNDC in Angers, with a scholarship from the Pratsika Foundation. In 2011, she completed the programme SPEAP, a master on experimentation in arts and politics directed by Bruno Latour at Sciences Po, Paris. As a dancer and performer, she has collaborated with Boris Charmatz, Alexandra Bachzetsis, Gerard & Kelly, Claudia Triozzi, François Chaignaud & Cecilia Bengolea, Emmanuelle Huynh and Fanny de Chaillé, among others. In 2013, she collaborated with Lucinda Childs on the solo Deux • L. Since 2009, she has developed choreographic works for the stage such as Matter of Act (2009), Fluctuat nec Mergitur (2010), Arranged by Date (2012), Margin Release (2015), A Hand’s Turn (2017), Analphabet (2017) and PracticalEncyclopedia, Chosen Portraits (2018). She has created works for gallery spaces, film and publication (with Lou Forster). Her work has been presented in venues such as the Centre Pompidou - Spectacle Vivant, MOVE, ImPulsTanz festival, Athens & Epidaurus Festival, Quartz-National Scene of Brest, Passerelle - Centre d’art, Latitudes Contemporaines, La Ménagerie de Verre, documenta 14 - Public programs, NEXT Festival and PACT Zollverein.
Ginevra Panzetti and Enrico Ticconi are based between Berlin and Turin and have been an artistic duo since 2008. Their research is interdisciplinary, across visual art, dance and performance. They both graduated from Accademia di Belle Arti in Rome and joined the Stoa, the school of rhythmic movement and philosophy directed by Claudia Castellucci. In 2010 they moved to Germany where Enrico studied at the Inter-University Centre for Dance (HZT) in Berlin, while Ginevra studied intermedial art at the Hochschule für Grafik und Buchkunst (HGB) in Leipzig. Their research focuses on question surrounding communication, violence and power; they work with traditional images to create hybrid figures between history and contemporaneity. With their latest choreographic work, HARLEKING, they turn Harlequin, the servant character of Commedia dell’arte, into a king to evoke an ambiguous form of power. This work has been selected for the European platform AEROWAVES Twenty 19 and for the New Italian Dance (NID) platform. With the site-specific performance JARDIN / ARSENALE, they won the 13thedition of Premio Arte Laguna in the performance and video art category.