CROSS Residence is an artistic residences’ program that privileges the relationship between artistic creation and the territory. Starting from 2018 the CROSS project is renewed and obtained an important recognition thanks to a joint intervention by the Ministry and the Piedmont Region (Regione Piemonte) for the three-years period 2018-2020.
The CROSS Award and CROSS Residence are a national and international reference point for the production of projects by artists in residence, at the Il Maggiore theater and Casa Ceretti, the latter being part of the Museo del Paesaggio in Verbania.

CROSS Residence is also a project for the enhancement of the territory, through accompanying routes designed specifically for the public. The idea of organizing a project with this format comes at a time when we want to collect and structure the rich experience gained over the years as organizers of multidisciplinary events and contemporary performance and to expand and support the work of young artists who, through the candidacy at CROSS Award, they send us hundreds of projects every year. Cross Residence privileges innovative artistic processes based on transversal languages and contemporary visions. It supports the work of artists and performers and is a project in constant evolution. The project is curated by Antonella Cirigliano and Tommaso Sacchi and each year makes use of a group of Tutors who make their skills available to the artists and support the creation process.

CROSS Residence 2018

Residences from 6 to 21 October
Verbania

The 3 CROSS Award finalist projects are Shamel Pitts, Phoebe Zeitgest + The Verge of Ruin

The residence spaces are the Theater Il Maggiore, and from this year also Casa Elide Ceretti, from the Museo del Paesaggio in Verbania. The Tutors – in addition to the curator Tommaso Sacchi – are: Raphael Bianco (Choreographer, dancer, artistic director of Fondazione Egri Bianco Danza), Margherita Palli (Scenographer and Theatre design advisory leader NABA), Italo Rota (Landscape architect, designer), Guido Tattoni (Sound designer, Director of Design and Applied Arts Department of NABA), Massimo Torrigiani (Creative Director, Curator and Artistic Committee of Triennale Teatro dell’Arte), Driant Zeneli (Visual artist). Thanks to CROSS Residence, each artist or company will receive a € 7,000 budget for production, a data sheet, workspace and accommodation in addition to the tutoring advice.

ARTISTS IN RESIDENCE

SHAMEL PITTS (USA)

Project: Black Hole

Shamel Pitts is a performative artist, dancer and teacher. Born in Brooklyn, New York where he began his education, he studied at the Juilliard School [...]

AJARIOT – PERFORMING ARTS COLLECTIVE  (Italia)

Project: D.A.K.I.N.I. studio I

Ajariot - Performing Arts Collective born in 2014, is a group of  female artists, performers, activists, dancers, videomakers, scholars and organizers. Research, transdisciplinarity and the theme of self-determination are common theme [...]

PHOEBE ZEITGEIST + THE VERGE OF RUIN (ITALY)

Project: ASPRA

Phoebe Zeitgeist is a theatrical company based in Milan, born in 2008. The research of this group, open to elaborations in all fields of contemporary arts, is dedicated to the existence [...]

THE AGENDA

Saturday,  October 6th
h. 5:30 pm
inauguration of CROSS Residence, and opening of the renewed Spazio Casa Elide Ceretti. Meeting with the finalists.

Saturday,  October 20 th
Casa Ceretti h. 3:30 pm and 5.30 pm
Il Maggiore Theatre h. 6:00 pm Residence opening and meeting with the artists.

Sunday, October 21st
Casa Ceretti h. 10.00am / 5.00pm Round table “Residentities. When artists and territory meet “, in the presence of Tommaso Sacchi and the jurors / tutors Italo Rota, Margherita Palli, Raphael Bianco, Guido Tattoni, Massimo Torrigiani, and Driant Zeneli

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LOCATIONS

IL MAGGIORE THEATRE
Via S. Bernardino, 49, 28921
Verbania VB

CASA ELIDE CERETTI
Via Roma, 42, 28921
Verbania VB

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