The International Festival of Contemporary Dance, Theatre and Contemporary Music organized by the Venice Biennale and the 14th International Architecture Exhibition for the first time at the same period.
As announced during the press conference for the 14th International Architecture Exhibition
, dance, theatre and music events will be included in the program of the Architecture Venice Biennale
2014. The Corderie dell'Arsenale
will host most of the activities of the Festival in special areas which have been designed and created by the curator of the Architecture Exhibition, Rem Koolhaas
This unique event will be launched by the 9th International Festival of Contemporary Dance
, realized in collaboration with the Fondazione Prada and directed by Virgilio Sieni
, that will run from 19th to 29th June. However, some performances will take place before the real inauguration in the form of works in progress at the Corderie dell'Arsenale, starting June 5: they will consist in previews of productions that will make their debut in their final version as part of the Dance Biennale. The Corderie will also be the special venue for the first “Appunti del Vangelo secondo Matteo
” (Notes on the Gospel according to Saint Matthew): a special project by Virgilio Sieni that will debut at the Teatro alle Tese over the first three weekends of July, as epilogue of the Festival. This year, for the Dance section, The Golden Lion for Lifetime Achievement has been awarded to Steve Paxton
, whereas Michele di Stefano
wins the Silver Lion for Innovation.
Theatre will be protagonist in August when the Biennale College - Theatre 2014
will propose workshops and labs following the project of Àlex Rigola
. The events will take place from 30th July to 10th August 2014.
Finally, the 58th International of Contemporary Music Festival
directed by Ivan Fedele
, will run on 20-21 September to follow from 3 to 12 October 2014. The Festival will be launched with an homage to Steve Reich
, the Golden Lion for Lifetime of this edition.