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Design Dance



Design Dance

17 – 22 April
Teatro dell’Arte, Triennale di Milano
Viale Alemagna 6, Milan
Time of performance:
from 17 to 20 April 8.30pm
21 and 22 April 4.00pm and 8.30pm

This is the third episode in the trilogy on the birth and rise of Italian design, in which the Saloni were both promoters and protagonists last year with the theatrical production “Great Hands: Without End” realized with the Piccolo Teatro and the fourth edition of the Triennale Design Museum “Dream Factories”.
The main event at the Saloni 2012 is dedicated to the men, the companies and, in particular, to the hundreds of objects that laid the ground for the Italian design system and its aspirations.
“Design Dance” – a project by Michela Marelli and Francesca Molteni – enables the works by the protagonists of design to speak and act, dance even. The objects become actors and storytellers because, as with all the fruits of human creativity, they narrate the emotional run-up to their inception.
Modern day objects and objects from the past, classical and modern, together with SaloneSatellite designs that have “come true” by going into production.
A story, a narrative, but also and above all a dance, an infinite sequence of actions.
Moments when the objects behave like real actors, moments when the objects interact with actors and dancers. “Design Dance” is exactly this: a performance made up of voices, bodies and objects, narrating the marvelous story of design. It is a moving homage to those many forefathers who enabled us to be born into and grow up in a better world than the one they came into and lived in. It is an attempt to channel their enthusiasm and power into a bid to look to the future, heads held high.

Project: Michela Marelli and Francesca Molteni
Script and Production: Michela Marelli, Francesca Molteni, Filippo Soldi
Video: Francesca Molteni in collaboration with Studio Due Effe
Scenery: Margherita Palli with the NABA School of Scenography, Francesca Pedrotti, Alice De Bortoli, Matteo Patrucco, Laura Galmarini, Federica Barbino, Lidia Musio e Francesca De Francesco
Costumes: students from the NABA Three-year Fashion Design Course, project curated by Colomba Leddi and Caterina Filice with Andrea Trinceri (NABA Department of Fashion Design)
Lighting: Claudio De Pace
Music: Fabrizio Campanelli
Production: Muse Factory of Projects/teatro in-folio promoted by the Fondazione Cariplo
Progetto Être and NABA, Nuova Accademia di Belle Arti Milano
With the support of Fondazione Cariplo-Progetto Être and NABA, Nuova Accademia di Belle Arti Milano

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