The festival, which is now in its tenth edition is directed by Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui and is designed to discover new and talented contemporary dancers and choreographers. Following on the performances of the seven finalists on 1-2 Feb (the works of the two winners of the 2014 Equilibrio prize will be given world premiers in next year’s festival) the programme gets into full swing with five Italian premiers and the world premiers on 23 Feb of the two 2013 Equilibrio prize winners for best dancer and best choreography.
8-9 Feb. Italian premier of Rian by the Fabulous Beast Dance Theatre. Eight dancers from around the world together with five Irish musicians perform what has been described as an expressive cultural hybrid.
10 Feb. Italian premier Autarcie (…) by the Compagnie par Terre with choreography by Anne Nguyen combines two specialisations of hip hop, break dance and popping.
12 Feb. Italian premier of Asobi choreography by Kaori Ito. An exploration of sexuality with three women and two men dancers.
15 Feb. Italian premier of Mind a Gap by the Anton Lachky Company, where dancers explore an imaginary world and its imperfections.
18-19 Feb. iTMOi (in the mind of Igor) choreography by Akram Khan is an examination of the work of Stravinsky.
21 Feb. AP 15 winner of the Premio Bessie Awards 2013 asks if a fusion of mind and body is possible and explores the space between the loved and lover to the rhythm of hip hop. Italian premier TRUE Blue Market with Sebastien Ramirez e Honji Wang who examine the place of individuals in a globalised world.
22 Feb. Italian premier of Protocol relating to status of bucket and rope, by the Japanese choregrapher Shintaro Oue.
23 Feb. World premier Gut Gift with Francesca Foscarini, winner of last year’s Premio Equilibrio 2013 for best dancer, with choreography by Yasmeen Godder.
23 Feb. World premier of Hospice winner of the Premio Equilibrio, 2013 choreography by Gleni Caci.