FOG Triennale Milano Performing Arts

© Alessandro Gottardo

FOG Triennale Milano Performing Arts is the Triennale Milano's festival dedicated to the most interesting and engaging expressions of theatre, dance, performance and music. A project confirming its international and multidisciplinary vocation by producing and hosting artists from the United States, Argentina, France, Switzerland, Germany, Mali, Japan, Iran, Cyprus, Spain, Austria, the United Kingdom, Netherlands, Taiwan and Italy, underlining once again the need for an open vision of the world.

© Marco Ghidelli

Show

Brevi interviste con uomini schifosi

David Foster Wallace
Daniel Veronese

With fierce and merciless humor, the contemporary man is portrayed as a weak individual, incapable of building harmonious relationships with women.

© Marco Ghidelli

© To the Moon

Installation

To the Moon

Laurie Anderson
Hsin-Chien Huang

In Laure Anderson’s breath-taking VR installation the viewer experience being shot out from earth, walking on the surface of the moon and being lifted up the side of a lunar mountain and then tossed off.

© To the Moon

© Paula Court

Show

Queens Row

Richard Maxwell
New York City Players

Resisting sentimental clichés of sympathy and consolation, in Queens Row American director Richard Maxwell masterfully envisions a future which confirms many of the darkest fears of today while allowing a ray of hope to slice through the darkness.

© Paula Court

© Marc Domage

Show

SOMNOLE

Boris Charmatz

In the solo performance SOMNOLE, Boris Charmatz – one of France’s most celebrated contemporary choreographers – explores the transitional state of hibernation, paying attention to what lies underneath the surface, from daydreaming to the scream of awakening.

© Marc Domage

Magali Caillet Gajan

Workshop

Workshop with Magali Caillet Gajan – Exploring principles of Boris Charmatz ‘s choreographic research

Magali Caillet Gajan

© Alessandro Sciarroni

Show

Dialogo Terzo: IN A LANDSCAPE

Alessandro Sciarroni
CollettivO CineticO

Yet, beside the patience and effort required by performing reiterative patterns, a new quality emerges, which eludes definition. Determination seems to lead to disappearance, to a voluntary extinction of the subject. The dance embodies an extreme act of love and, as in John Cage’s music, becomes a bridge to the sublime.

© Alessandro Sciarroni

© Piero Tauro

Workshop

Ghosts, pupils and other dizziness

CollettivO CineticO

© Piero Tauro

© DeeMo

Concert

Road to Polaris

Casino Royale
Venaus Quintet

The metropolitan threads of their urban DNA merge with the analogue tones of the Venaus Quintet’s strings and with Miccolis’ tribal and world-wide-inspired percussions – all arranged and directed by maestro Giorgio Mirto.

© DeeMo

© Julie Masson

Show

Aucune idée

Christoph Marthaler

Trusting the artists’ understanding of musicality and rhythm, the dramaturgy makes room for improvisation and the unknown, producing absurd and grotesque moments.

© Julie Masson

© Markus Selg and Rodrik Biersteker. Courtesy of the artists

Installation

I AM (VR)

Susanne Kennedy – Markus Selg –
– Rodrik Biersteker

Susanne Kennedy, winner of the 14th Europe Prize New Theatrical Realities and one of the most original artists on the world scene, is for the first time presenting one of her works in Italy.

© Markus Selg and Rodrik Biersteker. Courtesy of the artists

Romeo Castellucci © Eva Castellucci e Susanne Kennedy © I AM

Talk

Susanne Kennedy in dialogue with Romeo Castellucci

Romeo Castellucci © Eva Castellucci e Susanne Kennedy © I AM

© Kevin Westenberg

Concert

Charmed Life: The best of The Divine Comedy

Neil Hannon
The Divine Comedy

In Italian premiere FOG presents the concert of the Northern Irish singer-songwriter Neil Hannon, with a live performance of tracks from his latest album, Charmed Life: The best of The Divine Comedy.

© Kevin Westenberg

© Radio Raheem

Concert

Extended

Radio Raheem

For the fifth edition of the festival, Radio Raheem extends and enlivens its programming at the Palazzo dell’Arte with “real life” live sets, live performances and radio programmes in the Triennale’s corridors and halls, featuring artists Jay Glass Dubs, L I M, Volume & Friends, Ormeye, and Elasi.

© Radio Raheem

© Anja Köhler

Performance

E Dio si riposò il settimo giorno

Silvia Costa

A creative and interactive project about family bonds, exploring and celebrating their ability to produce a joint venture, a collective design.

© Anja Köhler

© Henri Coutant

Screening

Yasuke Kurosan, Never Twenty One, So Ava

Smaïl Kanouté

This series of short films by dance artist Smaïl Kanouté deals with the impact of colonialism and the persistence of ancestral rites as an affirmation of identity.

© Henri Coutant

© Mark Maborough

Show

Never Twenty One

Smaïl Kanouté

Echoing the hashtag #Never21 designed by the Black Lives Matter movement, this dance performance pays tribute to the victims of gun violence in New York, Rio or Johannesburg – who will never turn 21.

© Mark Maborough

© Magali Dougados

Show

In Transit

Amir Reza Koohestani
Comédie de Genève

In this suspended time, invisible structures firmly divide those who seek refuge from those who control their fate. The work reflects on the paradox of telling a story from its politically charged middle.

© Magali Dougados

© Andrea Macchia

Show

maqam

mk

A cross-cultural performance, maqam by Italian company mk is titled after an Arabic word which signifies, among other things, the system of melodic modes used in traditional Arab music, a musical improvisation technique used across the Middle East.

© Andrea Macchia

© Kunstenfestivaldesarts

Show

Dying on Stage

Christodoulos Panayiotou

The representation of death – a vertiginous proposition. Taking as starting point Rudolf Nureyev’s 1991 staging of the classical ballet La Bayadère, choreographed while his health was critically deteriorating, Christodoulos Panayiotou’s lecture-performance Dying on Stage is a meditation on the impossible theatrical representation of death.

© Kunstenfestivaldesarts

© Yvan Clédat

Performance

Les baigneurs

Clédat & Petitpierre

The inventive duo of visual artists and choreographers Clédat & Petitpierre presents in Italian premiere Les baigneurs (“The bathers”), inspired by a subject often found in modern paintings.

© Yvan Clédat

© Alex Majoli

Screening

Milano

Romeo Castellucci – Yuri Ancarani – Scott Gibbons

One hundred skeletons march through the streets of Milan one November night. The silent eloquence of their advance expresses what they can no longer say. They have walked for an hour across squares, monumental sites and churchyards.

© Alex Majoli

© Andrea Pizzalis

Show

La notte è il mio giorno preferito

Annamaria Ajmone

The choreographer Annamaria Ajmone presents La notte è il mio giorno preferito (“The night is my favorite day”), a reflection on our relationship with otherness which explores animal ecosystems.

© Andrea Pizzalis

© Flora Yin Wong

Concert

Flora Live

Flora Yin Wong

Born in London but of Chinese and Malaysian origins, Flora Yin Wong is a sound artist, DJ and experimental writer whose work combines field-recording and ancient traditional instruments (such as Tibetan bells, yangqin and kemence) with electronic processing.

© Flora Yin Wong

© Lorenza Daverio

Concert

Open Machine

Vittorio Cosma
The Goodness Factory

Vittorio Cosma directs an improvised happening (with Pacifico, Whitemary and Jeremiah Fraites of the Lumineers.) which places music at its centres, enabling the audience to gain direct experience of the creative mechanisms of musical composition.

© Lorenza Daverio

© Sara Leghissa

Performance

Rettilario

Sara Leghissa

With the performative installation Rettilario, Sara Leghissa invites the audience to connect with an environment which is both natural and artificial, creating a unique perceptive experience that provokes a defamiliarizing effect.

© Sara Leghissa

© Alex Font

Show

Pasionaria

La Veronal

Pasionaria depicts an imaginary world, forged by everyone’s collective effort: the place we call progress. Yet here life has become an artificial experience and the inhabitants of this ideal planet have lost the ability to feel any emotion or passion.

© Alex Font

© Andrea Pizzalis

Show

Avremo ancora l’occasione di ballare insieme

Deflorian/Tagliarini

The duo of authors, directors and performers Daria Deflorian and Antonio Tagliarini engage with Federico Fellini’s cinematic vision and with his deep exploration of human life. The result is a piece on coming together, dancing together, being a couple – on intimacy and dialogue.

© Andrea Pizzalis

© Luca Del Pia

Show

My body solo

Stefania Tansini

An intimate and evocative solo, My body solo explores the relational possibilities between individual existence and collective experience.

© Luca Del Pia

© Estelle Hanania

Show

L’Etang

Gisèle Vienne

An early work by the Swiss writer Robert Walser, L’Etang is a family drama: a boy feels unloved by his mother and stages his suicide in the desperate attempt to experience her love.

© Estelle Hanania

© Giulia Lenzi

Performance

Eutopia

Trickster-p

Marrying performance, installation and game design, the Swiss research duo Trickster-p questions old biological, ecological and anthropological models to transform the theatre into a big game board.

© Giulia Lenzi

© Rebecca Lena

Show

Swans never die

Camilla Monga – Chiara Bersani – Philippe Kratz – Virna Toppi

What is left today of a choreographic work which is considered a milestone in 20th century Western dance history? In what forms and through what bodies has it survived over time? Who is in charge of its legacy and why? What traces has it left in the choreographers of today and what values can it carry into the future?

© Rebecca Lena

© Lorenza Daverio

Concert

Open Machine

Vittorio Cosma
The Goodness Factory

Vittorio Cosma directs an improvised happening (with Bolla, Enrico Gabrielli and Frenetik) which places music at its centres, enabling the audience to gain direct experience of the creative mechanisms of musical composition.

© Lorenza Daverio

© Jubal Battisti

Show

Deep Song + Everything/Nothing
Works in Silence | MARMO

Dance On Ensemble

The Berlin-based Dance On Ensemble celebrates the artistic excellence of dancers aged 40+. They present a program which restages iconic works and invites contemporary artists to rewrite them in their own creative languages.

© Jubal Battisti

© Jubal Battisti

Talk

Ty Boomershine by Dance On Ensemble in dialogue with Valeria Crippa and Felice Scalvini

On the occasion of the show of the Berlin collective Dance On Ensemble, the artistic director of the company, Ty Boomershine, dialogues with Valeria Crippa (Corriere della Sera) and Felice Scalvini (Fondazione Ravasi Garzanti).

© Jubal Battisti

© Dance On Ensemble

Workshop

Workshop with Miki Orihara of Dance On Ensemble

On the occasion of the performance by the company Dance On Ensemble, Miki Orihara – one of the dancers of the collective – offers a workshop dedicated to professional dancers. The workshop focuses on Martha Graham's technique.

© Dance On Ensemble

© Aguyoshi

Performance

Performative actions

Aguyoshi

For the first time performing outside Japan, dance duo Aguyoshi makes intriguing, poetic and funny works which are very popular on Twitter and Instagram.

© Aguyoshi

© Claudio Prati

Performance

Improvvisazioni itineranti in Parco Sempione

Ariella Vidach

Searching for a new relationship between body and nature, movement and urban space, they interact with the city’s everyday life, prompting an unusual encounter with members of the general public who also become spectators. 

© Claudio Prati

© Wayne Snow

Concert

Cosmic Perspective from Milan

Radio Raheem

In closing of the festival, Radio Raheem – Triennale Milano's resident radio station – presents a musical event between avant-garde soul, avant pop and afro-futuristic electronic. The main artist of the evening is Wayne Snow. The program is completed by two dj sets by Turbojazz and Donna Leake.

© Wayne Snow

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