Verbania – Cannobio
June 30th – July 9th









After performing for the opening of the new Il Maggiore Theatre, with a sensory and emotional journey, LIS LAB is ready to return on stage to present the new edition of Villaggio d’Artista 2016, that will take place from June 30th to July 9th.

LIS (Italia)- La Rada (Svizzera) – Qui e Ora Residenza Teatrale (Italia) – Il Posto Vertical Dance e Marco Castelli Small Ensamble (Italia) – Riserva Canini (Italia) – Cia Salvo Lombardo (Italia) – Daniele Ninarello (Italia) – Andrea Gallo Rosso (Italia) – ARTErìa / Loredana Paolicelli (Italia) – Joan Clevillè Dance (UK)

Saturday 9 July 2016, from 10.30 am
Teatro il Maggiore, Verbania Intra
Moderator: Tommaso Sacchi

A day of study on the residences of our country with a comparison with some of the best national and international case histories.

In collaboration with Hangar Piemonte, Fondazione Piemonte dal Vivo

Villaggio d’Artista is a project by LIS LAB with the support of the Municipality of Verbania, Fondazione Piemonte dal Vivo, Fondazione CRT, the sponsorship of Region Piemonte and Matera 2019, in collaboration with Hangar Piemonte, COOP, Biblioteca Civica Pietro Ceretti (Verbania), Mirabilia Festival (Fossano), La Rada (Locarno-CH), ProHeveti (CH), Associazione Lucani VCO, ARTEria associazione d’arte e cultura (Matera), Azienda agricola Michele Laluce (Matera).
Main Sponsor: Ricola
Media Partner: La Stampa

The day of study aims to investigate the meaning of residences in Italy, measuring its strengths and weaknesses and the impact on successes and development of self-entrepreneurial skills of individual artists/companies.
Coming out of the many times debated embarrassment for which the artistic production for too many years has not been considered as an effective form of enterprise, a question arises concerning the residency path: does it provide the useful tools for the start of a new artist’s venture ? does it effectively act as start-ups for individuals in residence?
Are residences useful for effective circulation in national and international exhibition and performance contexts?
Starting from these three questions, Hangar Piemonte, together with Cross Award, offers a day of study and story of the residential realities of our country, opening up to a useful comparison with the best national and international experiences.