Fondazione Prada | Billy Cowie: Through Walls of Mist

Milan, 8 September 2016 – Fondazione Prada will present “Attraverso i muri di bruma” (Through Walls of Mist), a choreographic project conceived by Billy Cowie for its Milan venue. Developed in collaboration with the Civic School of Theatre Paolo Grass”, whose director is Giampiero Solari, “Attraverso i muri di bruma” will involve 11 newly-graduated dancers of the Course in Dance Theatre, led by Marinella Guatterini, advisor to the project. The performances which are open to the public will take place from Wednesday 28 to Friday 30 September 2016, from 8:30 to10:30 pm. Admission is free, upon reservation. The press preview will be held on Monday 26 September from 10 am to 12 pm.

“Attraverso i muri di bruma” is the second performing arts project to be hosted by Fondazione Prada with the intention of expanding its cultural program and exploring other instruments of research beyond visual arts. Moreover, this project represents not only an important opportunity for collaboration with a group of young dancers, but also with a renowned educational institution such as the Civic School of Theatre Paolo Grassi, which has hosted the Course in Dance Theatre since 1986, well known for training and further specialization of choreographers, performers and contemporary dancers.

The title “Attraverso i muri di bruma” (Through Walls of Mist) refers in part to the poem Sei es So by the German poet Silke Mansholt, visual designer of the project, who co-authored with Cowie the texts of the work which also includes some poems by Federico García Lorca. The title refers even to the twilight world of the 3D dance, a handcrafted technology that Cowie has been developing since 2002, achieving sophisticated and poetic outcomes.


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