World premiere - Belgium - June 2022
Crossroads is an intersection of roads, bodies, ideas, minds, languages between Europe and four countries/continents of the world with which we intend to build new paths, to accompany artistic researches, exchange of practices between operators, creation of new choreographic works in a dimension that favours multicultural and human dialogue.
After their artistic residencies in India, Mexico, Senegal and Lebanon, the four dancers of Crossroads met for the first time “live” in Belgium for one more artistic residency, where Stefano Fardelli, creator, as well as pillar, of this large and varied project called Crossroads, worked with them for stitching together their solos into the final piece.
Crossroads #inhabitingtheworld, a cultural exchange program brought by EurAsia Dance Project International Network, EurAsia Partner DANCEHAUSpiú (Italy), EurAsia Partner MilanOltre Festival (Italy), EurAsia Partner Shoonya Dance Center (Belgium), EurAsia Partner LOYAC Lebanon (Beirut), EurAsia Partner FDR Dance (Mexico), EurAsia Partner M´Bosse Danse Company (Senegal), EurAsia Partner Kolkata Centre For Creativity (India), in collaboration with La Sfera Danza – International Dance Festival (Italy), Compagnia Petranuradanza / Megakles Ballet (Italy).
Crossroads is supported by MIC, Italian Ministry of Culture of Rome, General Consulate of Italy in Kolkata and Italian Cultural Institute of Delhi, in India.
Marta Wolowiec (Poland), Matteo Sedda (Italy), Girish Kumar (India), SLY (Italy), through a path of artistic research, exchange of practices, performances and talks, they all have traveled to the mentioned countries meeting new cultures.
Fadi Sabra (Lebanon), Rudra Mandal (India), Ricardo Cruz (Mexico), Karim Massaly (Senegal) are the multidisciplinary artists selected for each local community involved who accompanied each choreographer in its artistic process, crossing their respective research paths and generating a new original creation. Also the Chinese musician Hao Wu and the Polish musician Wojciech Kiwer collaborated for the creation of the piece.
Four different operators, Baidy Ba (Senegal), Stefano Tummolini (Italy), Fernando Dominguez (Mexico), Stefano Fardelli (Italy), have been following the dancers and local artists in their path with the role of tutoring and mentoring, accompanying them in their residences and in their creative process and documenting the work in progress.