As part of the three-year European program started in 2017 with Germany, which will end in 2019 with the edition focused on Scandinavia (Norway, Sweden, Finland and Denmark), the Musica per Roma Foundation presents the 2018 Equilibrio Festival dedicated to France, a fundamental country in the historical and current development of dance and ballet.
Equilibrio Festival has concentrated its offer with the aim of giving an account of a reality that does not have to reject its foundations and mythical figures, the masters who have preceded the times and significantly influenced what is staged today. The program intends to give new viewers the opportunity to approach a modern repertoire that should not vanish from the scenes and that is, to a large extent, the backbone of contemporary choreutical art. And France is the melting pot of some of the greatest stage adventures of our time.
A historic choreographer of Nouvelle Danse Française, Maguy Marin, will present at the Auditorium Bit, one of the latest creations of his company; the choreographer Hervé Koubi will bring to Rome his most emblematic and powerful show, Les nuits barbares; the creators of Système Castafiore will accompany us in an unforgettable visual and emotional experience through their magical plastic universe with Théorie des prodiges and the Ballet de l'Opéra de Lyon - an ensemble to be taken as a model for the way in which it interprets and spreads the contemporary repertoire - will stage a show in which Steptext stands out, a historical choreography by William Forsythe created in Italy, Critical Mass by Russell Maliphant and Sarabande, a work conceived by Benjamin Millepied, the most famous French choreographer in the international arena. Equilibrio Festival 2018 also welcomes the Ballet Nice Méditerranée which presents a program, full of meaning, focused on the immortal pièce of the greatest French choreographers of the twentieth century - Maurice Béjart and Roland Petit - of which we can appreciate two key works: Cantate 51 di Bach and L'Arlésienne.
On the days of the festival, in collaboration with the French Embassy in Italy and the Institut Français Italia, a theoretical meeting will be held that will analyze the contemporary situation of the French dance; the meeting will feature Brigitte Lefèvre, historical dancer today director of the Cannes Dance Festival and Alfio Agostini, director of the international magazine BALLET2000.
Finally, in the AuditorumArte spaces and for the entire duration of the festival, an exhibition will be staged by the famous stage photographer Frédéric de Faverney.