Italia - Museo dell'Altrove

contemporary dance and installation for museum spaces

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.

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
Photo @Paolo Sacchi
Executive production Silvia Limone
Production Representative for Asia Giulia Poli
Thanks to NABA, New Academy of Fine Arts in Milan, for the support to the production

Fondazione CROSS ETS
via Canton Sopra 2, Nebbiuno (NO)
Phone +39 377 096 5732