(2021 – 2022)
A project by Gigi Cristoforetti
Visual curation and light design: Fabio Cherstich
Production : Fondazione Aterballetto Reggio Emilia, Greek National Opera, Acropolis Museum – National Museum of Contemporary Art Athens (EMST) – Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center (SNFCC) and Les Halles de Schaerbeek (Brussels)
MicroDances is held as part of the project An Ideal City, which aims to research and explore the possibilities of dance as a public art that is rooted in the urban web of three cities: Athens, Reggio Emilia and Brussels. The project An Ideal City was launched in October 2020 and will be completed in July 2022. MicroDances consists of short dance performances, from 6 to 10 minutes long, designed for one or three dancers and for small spaces. They were commissioned from artists from very different backgrounds and with very varied influences, who were called upon to create a rich and diverse choreographic environment. In the first phase of the programme works by eight Greek and thirteen foreign choreographers will be developed in an organic relationship with select museum/cultural venues in three cities. In the second phase they will be rearticulated according to each different city’s public space and the special way it converses with bodies and history.