Thursday 2 and Friday 3 SEPTEMBER 2021 from 5.00 p.m.
Villa Giulia – Verbania


by Francesca Foscarini and Cosimo Lopalco (IT)

In collaboration with Fondazione Piemonte dal Vivo
A co-production Association LIS LAB Performing Arts | CROSS Festival – City Contemporary Dance Company – Hong Kong

➣ Duration 2 h
➣ Ticket 10 € 

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Conceived and directed by Francesca Foscarini and Cosimo Lopalco and enriched by the artistic contribution of ErGao and Noel Pong, Italy -Museum of Elsewhere is a contemporary dance, performance and installation art project that develops in several locations and works on the themes of the contemporary museum and the relationship between architectural space and the body. The artists, through the exploration of the historical-cultural identity of the country, measure themselves with the creation of a singular “museum” where the living body, in its intrinsic irreproducibility, becomes a work of art. The collection of works exhibited and staged explore Italian cultural history (the cinema of the early Pasolini, Fellini, the extraordinary art of Antonio Ligabue, Venice with its light, popular culture, its dialects, a certain clerical sleepiness with its bells, the ritual of coffee, card games), and is complemented by the valuable insight and ‘other’ taste of the Asian artists ErGao and Noel Pong with their particular idea of the country.

Concept and direction: Francesca Foscarini e Cosimo Lopalco
Choreography: Francesca Foscarini | Dramaturgy Cosimo Lopalco
Artistic contribution: ErGao, Noel Pong
Live performances: Francesca Foscarini, Giovanfrancesco Giannini, Giulia Terminio
Interpretation on video: ErGao, Francesca Foscarini, Cosimo Lopalco, Noel Pong, Andrea Ruschetti
Scenography and installation: Giulio Olivero | Sound design: Guido Tattoni
Costume consultant: Anna Mantoan
A co-production: Association LIS LAB Performing Arts | CROSS Festival – City Contemporary Dance Company – Hong Kong
In collaboration with: Cultural Association VAN. In partnership with the City of Verbania
Project promoted by: the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation – General Directorate for the Promotion of the Country System, in collaboration with the General Entertainment Directorate of the Ministry of Cultural Heritage and Activities and Tourism, within the framework of the project “Vivere all’italiana sul palcoscenico”
The project was born from the encounter between artists and productions in the context of Crisol – creative processes- promoted by Boarding Pass Plus.
Thanks to: NABA, New Academy of Fine Arts in Milan, for the support to the production.
Special thanks to: Ana Shametaj

Francesca Foscarini Dancer, choreographer and teacher. Her training was marked by encounters with masters of the international scene with whom she was able to deepen her knowledge of the language of contemporary dance and improvisation, enriching and personalising her own expressive and interpretative language. She also enhances her choreographic research through various international projects in which she takes part (Migrant Body, ChoreoRoam, Diptych, Crisol).She has presented her works in many of the main Italian and European festivals.
Danza&Danza Award 2018 as “emerging choreographer” for the creations ‘Animale’ and ‘Oro. L’arte di resistere’ , the Positano Prize as “Dancer of the year on the contemporary scene” (2015).
Cosimo Lopalco writer, poet and dramaturg. As a dramaturg for dance, he collaborated with Francesca Foscarini on the creation of ‘Animale’, ‘Oro. L’arte di resistere’, ‘Punk Kill me Please’ and ‘LANDing’, an interdisciplinary workshop inspired by the principles of psychogeography. He curated the dramaturgy of Appreciation Society (Spring Forward Areowaves 2019) by Giuliana Majo and he’s currently working with F.Foscarini and T. Androva on ‘In Between Anita’, a choreographic project produced by Tanec Praha Festival.