Silvia Bottiroli, Michele Di Stefano, Fabrizio Favale, Cristina Rizzo



The Balinese Dance Platform is a temporary project dedicated to the research and practice of contemporary choreography. It is organized by three Italian artistic realities, Le Supplici , MK, Cristina Rizzo in partnership with Santarcangelo • 14th Festival Internazionale del Teatro in Piazza.


This platform stemmed from a powerful doubt that questioned the belonging to the ‘here and now’ and from a burning desire that launched itself ‘elsewhere’.
Does my work belong to this place?
The answer is yes: my work dialogues with the landscape.
The answer is no: this place is just a place to cross, because I am meant to be only where I have never been.
The Balinese Dance Platform stands and grows on the viewpoint of an impromptu ensemble of artists who turn simultaneously in the same direction, rather than an exotic picture or the evocation of another world. Their work is based on the idea that maybe it’s all about taking pictures together, producing an unlikely collection of stamps, inaugurating something every day in order to escape and fool the Present.
As an unexpected climate change, Balinese fits and affects the normal calendar of a Festival, with a concentration of choreographic objects and a series of parallel activities that occur immediately before or after the natural course of events. It settles on something pre-existing to disperse, digest, trivialize, embellish, crush, confuse, clarify, reiterate, repeat, evaporate, leave speechless.
The Balinese Dance Platform is an attempt to produce an abstruse and amazing protocol, that wants to absorb any form that can produce a space for its beginning, without limiting it.
It ‘s a continuous ribbon-cutting ceremony for a Consulate that doesn’t exist.
Above all, it is primarily a way of building a project on the immediate exchange between artists and, secondarily, between the artists and a festival, in order to geopolitically experience the living room of reality.