Learn & Understand

Learn & Understand

Keys for understanding dance and its history


Contemporary Italian dance: the 2000's

Italy has never established real political and cultural policies for contemporary dance and, except in a few rare cases, choreographers have never been given the run of institutional theatres. This aside, the current outlook is lively and diversified, not only in generational terms, but also from the point of view of the variety of formats, practices, and creative processes.

The dance of Berlin Contemporaries

“Berlin! Berlin! Ich liebe die Stimmung, L'atmosphere c'est tres bizarre, Right over here“, Nina Hagen sings in “Berlin (is dufte!)“. Nina, the ultimate West Berlin bohème brat, shrieked it in the languages of the occupiers who determined West Berlin politics until 1989, when the GDR’s capital opened its gates. Berlin is a magnet for independent culture and the international dance scene. Here we attempt to offer a more-or-less current and definitely incomplete overview that includes certain historic observations.

Vulnerable dance

Upon the exhibition "Rebel bodies" presented at the Musée des Confluences of Lyon from September 13, 2016 to March 5, 2017, Numeridanse propose to discover four major themes of this retrospective. The themas "Vulnerable Dance," "Dancing virtuoso," "Highbrow and popular Dance" and "Dance from elswhere" present choreographers and performers that have marked the dance of the 20th century.

Genesis of Works

A dance performance is generally created in several stages, from the moment when an initial desire is stated, which launches the project, to that of the first performance. What exactly is the starting point of a choreographic work? What motivates an artist to begin a new project and to then devote themselves to it for several months?