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Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Biennale Danza - Marathon of the Unexpected

From today – 17 February 2010 – the request for admission to the selection for the Marathon of the Unexpected, the new “off” section of the 7th International Festival of Contemporary Dance, to be held in Venice from 26 May to 12 June, will be active on the Biennale di Venezia website (

Planned to bring new talent to the light of day that would otherwise find it hard to gain visibility and dedicated to the most experimental work in dance, the Marathon of the Unexpected will be a space concentrated into one whole day within the festival, the 12th of June, and will take the form of brief non-stop performances – not more than 15 minutes each – chosen from the proposals received by 2 April at

Aimed at dancers and choreographs with professional experience in choreography and performance, the selection will be made by the director of the Dance Sector, Ismael Ivo, who will be looking for new and innovative proposals.

Those chosen will be offered the stage of the Teatro Piccolo Arsenale by the Biennale, where the basic technical features will be available for each arrangement (dance mat, white wash, audio system with CD reader, video-projection system with DVD reader).

In line with the aim held by the Biennale di Venezia generally of presenting the transformations under way on the contemporary scene, the  Dance Sector promotes opportunities to discover and promote the creative originality of new generations. The Marathon of the Unexpected thus constitutes a further opportunity alongside the Arsenale della Danza, the training centre for contemporary dance and  of artistic production, whose 20 dancers will be the protagonists of Aria, Ismael Ivo’s new choreography, which will open the 7th International Festival of Contemporary Dance.

More information is available from the Biennale di Venezia site:


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