mk, Sfera (foto Claudia Pajewski)


8 September 2023, 7.00 pm

Potenza, piazza Don Colucci

3 euro

In collaborazione con Centro Danza Metamorfosi / Potenza.

Coreografia Michele Di Stefano. Musica Kaytlin Aurelia Smith. Esito finale del laboratorio curato da Biagio Caravano.
Foto Claudia Pajewski.

The aim of the workshop is to construct an environment in which the action highlights the pure potential of the body in relation to a space also occupied by other bodies. The dance becomes an act of learning and at the same time a choice that determines the development of this common space, traversed by presences that are all different.
In this sense, to build dances together is above all to make an empty space habitable, starting from the fragility of one's own presence in the rhythm and vibration of sound.
The performer redefines and transforms his or her own dynamic quality by opening up to the outside world, to encounter problems related to the development of energy, mass and body articulation, to finally encounter the object of each movement: the world outside.

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mk. The mk group has been involved in choreography and performance since 2000 and revolves around an original core of performers and shared, cross-disciplinary projects, including an ongoing collaboration with musician Lorenzo Bianchi Hoesch..
The group is immediately invited to the most important festivals of the new scene in Italy and abroad. Among the productions of recent years Veduta (2016) proposes an immersive investigation of landscape and perspective, adaptable to any urban horizon. Bermudas, a work on perpetual motion and pure movement with more than 60 performances to its credit, received the Danza&Danza prize as best Italian production 2018 and the UBU 2019 prize as best dance performance in the Bermudas_forever version.
Parete Nord is an international collaboration co-produced by Torinodanza 2018 and hosted at the Teatro Argentina in Rome, the Triennale in Milan and the Pergola in Florence, among others.
With Anatomical Pieces begins a new cycle of investigation open to the public in all its phases, built around the research work in the rehearsal room and the group's stable co-habitation at Teatro India in Rome for the project Oceano Indiano 2020-21, a co-habitation from which the collective project Radio India - Premio Rete Critica 2020 and Premio Speciale Ubu 2021 - was also born.
The performance EDEN, conceived in 2020 by the BolzanoDanza/Tanz Bozen Festival, with choreography by Carolyne Carlson, Michele Di Stefano, and Rachid Ouramdane received the Danza&Danza Special Prize of the Year and evolved independently into a series of site-specific programs, including the version designed for the installation of Eva Jospin's sculpture côté cour / côté jardin at Reggio Emilia- festival APERTO in 2021
In 2021, mk, in collaboration with Lorenzo Bianchi Hoesch and Iraqi-born American singer Amir ElSaffar, presents the new production Maqam at the Aperto Festival in Reggio Emilia and later at Torinodanza. The show is the first event of Ring - a network project of four Italian festivals that aims to support each year the production of an artist and his company and to include it in the programming of each of the partners (in addition to the aforementioned festivals, FOG Triennale di Milano and BolzanoDanza).
The circuiting of performances is accompanied by an intense activity of conferences, workshops and experimental proposals, including the Platform of Balinese Dance at the Santarcangelo Festival (2014 and 2015), projects for the 2013-14-15 BiennaleDanza and BiennaleTeatro 2019, an ongoing dialogue with the Scuola Paolo Grassi in Milan, the Anghiari Dance Hub, training and research workshops for the Scuola del Teatro Stabile in Turin and for the IUAV University.

Michele Di Stefano has received choreographic commissions from Aterballetto, Korean National Contemporary Dance Company, Nuovo Balletto di Toscana and the Ballet de Lorraine for a new creation in 2023. He is a consultant for the dance programming (GRANDI PIANURE) of the Teatro di Roma, he is co-curator with Francesca Corona of the project Giacimenta for Matera 2019 and creator of the performance cycles TROPICI (Angelo Mai) and BUFFALO (Palazzo delle Esposizioni, MACRO Roma and Museo Nazionale Romano). In 2018 he curated the outdoor section (Outdoor) of the Festival Bolzano Danza-Tanz Bozen.
In 2014 he received the Silver Lion for Innovation in Dance at the Venice Biennale and in 2018 the Nico Garrone Award. He is an associate artist at the Milan Triennale for the three-year period 2022-24.
In 2012, Autonomous Agents and Multiagent Systems, by Michele Di Stefano and Margherita Morgantin, a text of choreographic instructions and meteorological reports, was published by Quodlibet.

Biagio Caravano is a musician, dancer and performer, teacher in theatre-dance at the Civica Scuola di Teatro Paolo Grassi in Milan and at the Proxima Res school in Milan. He is one of the founders of the MK group, a collective that has been present for years on the national and international contemporary dance, choreography and performance scene.
Together with the MK group, he is regularly invited to the most important festivals of the new scene in Italy and abroad (Japan, Korea, Great Britain, Germany, Indonesia, the United States, Spain, Portugal, France, etc.).
Among the numerous collaborations realised is the Robinson project (2015) at the Museum of Bolzano, joined on that occasion by the visual artist Luca Trevisani.
In May 2014, Biagio Caravano interpreted the performance Giuda, a project commissioned by Antonio Latella and presented again in Berlin at the ICI/Institute for Cultural Inquiry in the study cycle "Anatopies for a Critique of Spatial Reason".
Alongside the touring of the shows, he has an intense workshop activity, including specific projects for the Scuola Paolo Grassi in Milan and the Accademia Nazionale di Danza in Rome.
With the musician Daniela Cattivelli, he created the duo Sigourney Weaver with whom he carries out sound research linked to the posture of the stage body. For MK, he created the Bangalore format, in which he is the protagonist together with different artists (performers, dancers, musicians, actors and visual artists).
He has a diploma in Shiatsu and traditional Chinese medicine.

The Metamorfosi Dance Centre was established in Potenza in 2012 with the idea of director Michela Consolo to create a training centre for young students who want to have the opportunity to study with qualified professional teachers and to confront themselves in a stimulating context that can combine the tradition of classical dance with the latest trends in the artistic field. The educational proposal is in fact varied and is based on classical dance to which contemporary disciplines are added to complete the student's growth path. The training offer is completed during the academic year with the organisation of workshops and internships with internationally renowned teachers, with the preparation of competitions to compare with other realities and with the participation in shows and events.

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