Swans Never Die – A conversation
A dialogue with Greta Pieropan, Susanne Franco, Chiara Bersani, Philippe Kratz and Silvia Gribaudi
What remains today of a choreographic work considered a milestone in the history of dance? In what forms has it survived over time? What shapes has it taken? In what cultural and geographical contexts can it rise again? What is the influence that it has in today’s choreographers and what values can it transmit in the future? Starting from these and other questions, the playwright Greta Pieropan and the dance scholar SusanneFranco (Ca’ Foscari University of Venice) will have a talk with Chiara Bersani, Silvia Gribaudi and Philippe Kratz on the on the ideas and concepts that sprout off from The Dying Swan, a piece that inspired their works, which were presented during the SwansNever Die shows.
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Greta Pieropan has a background in Modern Philology and Literature Studies, with a focus on journalism and live performing arts. She works with festivals and dance companies on communicating dance to professional and non-professional audiences. Her personal research includes dance dramaturgy, as a tool for the creative process and for developing a positive exchange between artists and audiences and researching new narratives for contemporary dance.
Susanne Franco (Ca’ Foscari University of Venece) is a dance scholar and curator. She has published several essays and volumes on modern and contemporary dance and research methodology. She coordinates the Ca’ Foscari unit for the Dancing Museums project. The Democracy of Beings (Creative Europe, 2018-2021) and she is PI of theMemory in Motion research project. Re-Membering Dance History (SPIN Ca’ Foscari,2019-2022). As a curator she has collaborated with Hangar Bicocca (Milan), the Querini Stamp alia Foundation (Venice), Foundation Pinault-Palazzo Grassi (Venice) and Lavanderia a Vapore- Piemonte dal vivo Foundation (Turin).
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