FOG Performing Arts Festival

© Alessandro Gottardo

Dozens of artists from around the world invade Milan for the 6th edition of our festival dedicated to the most interesting and engaging expressions of theater, dance, performance and music.

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© Julian Mommert

Show

INK

Dimitris Papaioannou

In a duet that soon shades into a duel, the great Greek artist – accompanied by the fascinating dancer Šuka Horn – probes the limits of reality through the filters of science fiction and horror.

© Julian Mommert

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© BSN Gwladys Gurtler

Show

Arca ostinata

Nino Laisné – Daniel Zapico

Escaping traditional classifications, Arca ostinata is a tribute to the dreamy musicality of the theorbo (a great lute from the 16th century) and the evocative atmospheres of the Baroque era.

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© BSN Gwladys Gurtler

© Joana Linda

Show

Limbo

Victor de Oliveira 

Through an introspective work, the artist, for the first time in Italy, questions the origins and history of his family, composing a mosaic of personal memories, historical facts, colonialism, slavery and current events.

© Joana Linda

© Rebecca Praga

Installation

Los Protagonistas

El Conde de Torrefiel

The acclaimed project El Conde de Torrefiel presents a performative installation designed for children, in which surreal and colorful atmospheres invite the spectators to multiply their gaze.

© Rebecca Praga

© Chirstine Alicino

Concert

Meredith Monk live with Katie Geissinger and Allison Sniffin

Meredith Monk

Master of multidisciplinary art and pioneer in “extended vocal technique,” Meredith Monk presents one of her rarest and most intimate concerts, which reflects a sixty-year career between experimentation and innovation.

© Chirstine Alicino

© Marinka Masséus

Show

Leggere Lolita a Teheran

Cinzia Spanò – Roberta Di Mario 

A reading of some excerpts from the bestseller Lolita in Tehran, an example of literary resistance and a tribute to the strength of Iranian women.

© Marinka Masséus

Concert

FOG (live A/V)

Grand River – Marco Ciceri

Electronic music meets minimalist images to guide an exploration of unknown landscapes free from the boundaries of rationality, to reveal what is hidden beyond the curtain of fog.

© Luca Ghedini

Performance

Musica per un giorno

Roberta Mosca – Canedicoda

Musica per un giorno is a unique durational performance. The project becomes an opportunity for immersive exploration, in search of states, conditions, limits and perceptual opportunities.

© Luca Ghedini

© Andrea Macchia

Show

Of the Nightingale I Envy the Fate

Motus

Motus approaches the Iliad and the prophetic power of Cassandra, archetypal figure of Western culture, re-reading it through a contemporary lens.

© Andrea Macchia

© Leafhopper

Show

Prometeo / Olympus Kids

Agrupación Señor Serrano

On stage, reinterpretations of figures such as Prometheus, Hippolyta and the Amazons are entrusted to the voice of a narrator and a colorful troupe of scale models, turning timeless stories on their heads and rediscovering their contemporary legacy.

© Leafhopper

© Ozge Cone

Concert

Elision

Halina Rice 

One of the most celebrated new artists of the avant-garde electronic music scene, Halina Rice performs in a live-set that showcases her latest album, Elision, in which music, art and technology intersect.

© Ozge Cone

© Vladimir Bertozzi

Show

Manfred

madalena reversa 

madalena reversa – the eclectic artistic project founded by Maria Alterno and Richard Pareschi – reinterprets the dramatic poem Manfred by Lord Byron on a humanity paralyzed by the conflict between matter and spirit.

© Vladimir Bertozzi

© Traslochi Emotivi

Performance

Deposta

Traslochi Emotivi – Giulia Currà

In this piece by the company Traslochi Emotivi, the event of moving homes is explored in its significance as a process in which opposites coexist and surprising connections can emerge.

© Traslochi Emotivi

© Brano Gilan

Workshop

INITIATION – DANSER BRUT  

Julie Gouju – Brano Gilan

A project consisting of a film and a workshop in which the corporeality of performative gesture and the power of moving images coexist.

© Brano Gilan

Lorenzo Bianchi Hoesch © soukizy.com – Ballaké Sissoko © Benoit Peverelli

Concert

Radicants

Lorenzo Bianchi Hoesch – Ballaké Sissoko

The encounter between western electronic soundscapes and an instrument as ancient as the kora (lute harp native to West Africa) gives rise to a musical experience of exploration and immersion.

Lorenzo Bianchi Hoesch © soukizy.com – Ballaké Sissoko © Benoit Peverelli

© Daniele Mantovani

Show

Pas de deux

C.G.J. Collettivo Giulio e Jari

Two dancers maneuver their bodies according to trajectories that are now free and gentle, now decisive and fragmented, reinterpreting the theme of the pas de deux, a scenic system that throughout the history of ballet has always highlighted the profound value of bonding and relationship.

© Daniele Mantovani

© Reto Schmid

Show

The Köln Concert

Trajal Harrell – Schauspielhaus Zürich Dance Ensemble

Seven dancers release their energy on stage carried by Keith Jarrett's The Köln Concert, the most famous jazz piano recording of all time.

© Reto Schmid

© Arne Hauge

Show

Bad Dante Bad English Bad Opera

Spreafico Eckly –Matteo Fargion

Humor, experimentation and string symphonies: four performers and three musicians reconstruct Dante's journey among wandering souls and their stories.

© Arne Hauge

© Otolab

Show

Circo ipnotico

Otolab

Gesture and human intention meet digital technologies and artifacts to create kaleidoscopic combinations of shapes, colors, pulsating lights and ancestral sounds.

© Otolab

© Skymind Images

Performance

Senza titolo

Annamaria Ajmone

A performance by Annamaria Ajmone – Triennale Milano Teatro associate artist – that takes on different looks, durations and tones according to the spaces in which it is staged.

© Skymind Images

© Margherita Orsini

Show

Personne, chroniques d’une jeunesse

Ugo Fiore – Federica Furlani – Livia Rossi

Through the framework of a fairytale, the plot culminates in an encounter with a monster. Ugo Fiore and Livia Rossi, together with musician Federica Furlani, stage an autobiographical drama, a dark tale that tells the story of a child betrayed by the adult world.

© Margherita Orsini

© Liliana Merizalde

Show

AMAZONIA 2040

Martha Hincapié Charry  

In what state will the Amazon forest be in twenty years? What can we learn from indigenous cultures that can change our relationship to the planet?

© Liliana Merizalde

© Ant Hampton

Performance

Not to scale. Fuori scala

Ant Hampton – Tim Etchells 

An autoteatro performance which draws two participants into shared experiments and intertwined processes of drawing, erasing and listening.

© Ant Hampton

© Paul Blakemore

Performance

The Last Minutes Before Mars

Darren O’Donnell – Mammalian Diving Reflex 

Combining live performance and VR experience, The Last Minutes Before Mars invites us into the world of a group of young people to meet their family, their friends and spend time in the precious spaces of their lives.

© Paul Blakemore

© Alessandro Sciarroni

Performance

DREAM

Alessandro Sciarroni

Between music and theater, six performers and a pianist give life to a durational performance, an action without beginning or end, representing a humanity humanity seen up close.

© Alessandro Sciarroni

© Albert Pons

Show

Sonoma

La Veronal

In a world in which everything loses meaning, a group of women seek an escape in pure irrationality and instinct, abandoning their bodies in free fall amid surreal and dreamlike scenarios.

© Albert Pons

© Giovanni Daniotti

Concert

The Disorder of Appearances A/V

Ginevra Nervi

Long vocalizations and catchier phrasings give the tracks a melodic feel which softens the relentless synth repetitions and digital rhythms, while keeping words in a state of indecipherability and dreamlike suspension. 

© Giovanni Daniotti

© Caty Olive

Installation

100% polyester, objet dansant n. 48

Christian Rizzo 

The performative installation conceived by Christian Rizzo – a multidisciplinary artist who moves between fashion, art and performance – stages a dance without dancers.

© Caty Olive

© Philip Frowein

Show

How a Falling Star Lit Up The Purple Sky

Jeremy Nedd – Impilo Mapantsula

Jeremy Nedd, an internationally acclaimed choreographer and performer, and Impilo Mapantsula, a global network specializing in a dance charged with energy and spontaneity, stage, for the first time in Italy, a visual poem of rebellious bodies and moving hope.

© Philip Frowein

© Dewey Dell

Show

Le sacre du printemps

Dewey Dell

Merging dance and performing arts, Dewey Dell's choreographic research is inspired by images from art history and the behaviors of the animal kingdom.

© Dewey Dell

© Matteo Bellomo

Performance

Superpaesaggio

Nicola Ratti – Attila Faravelli – Enrico Malatesta

An experimental project that finds its common thread in sound. A collective sound performance realized while walking along a listening path around Chiaravalle.

© Matteo Bellomo

© Lorenza Daverio

Performance

Improvvisazioni itineranti in Parco Sempione

Ariella Vidach

Young dancers, supervised by the artist, perform improvised scores and site-specific interventions in the context of Parco Sempione.

© Lorenza Daverio

© Martina Leo

Show

CHAOSMOSIS. Studio per “La mano sinistra”

Industria Indipendente

A show that is open to future developments and that merges performance and an extended idea of writing as an exercise of knowledge.

© Martina Leo

© Chris Ameida

Concert

Alabaster De Plume Live

Alabaster De Plume

British artist with a unique vision of jazz music, Alabaster De Plume proposes a bold and electrifying mix of jazz, folk and classical music, bursting with nostalgic melodies which bring back light-hearted memories. 

© Chris Ameida

© Furmaan Ahmed

Spirit Exit Live

Caterina Barbieri

On a timeline that blurs the boundary between yesterday and today, some of the greatest female figures of the past inspire post-human sounds and experimental melodies.

© Furmaan Ahmed

© Giorgio Termini

Show

Un’andatura un po’ storta ed esuberante. Emersione n. 1

Antonio Tagliarini

A work that represents the emergence of Antonio Tagliarini’s new research process. His enquiry focuses on the human, its opacity, its mystery, the unsaid, folly, the illicit, the unexpected.

© Giorgio Termini

© Virginia Rota

Show

DIPTYCH. The Missing Door and The Lost Room

Peeping Tom

A romantic encounter in a hotel room, a drama unfolding within the walls of a middle-class living room: in a tangle of doors and scenarios, dance and theater shape fragmented narratives and psychological thriller atmospheres.

© Virginia Rota

© Niwa Gekidan Penino

Show

Fortress of Smile

Kuro Tanino

The director-dramaturg paints a voyeuristic slice of life about two small and neglected adjacent apartments in a coastal village. Hyperrealist rooms and sets become the stage for two parallel, intertwined stories.

© Niwa Gekidan Penino

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