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‘Best regards’ by Marco D'Agostin at Belgrade Dance Festival
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‘Best regards’ by Marco D’Agostin at Belgrade Dance Festival

Categories: Culture and creativity -Music and Performing Arts
The role and functioning of memory are at the centre of the young Italian artist's performance.
Marco D'Agostin by Alice Brazzit
Marco D’Agostin by Alice Brazzit

As part of the 19th edition of the Belgrade Dance Festival, the Italian Cultural Institute of Belgrade presents the show ‘Best Regards’ by the young author and performer Marco D’Agostin on April 6.

Marco D’Agostin is an Italian artist active in the field of dance and performance, winner of the 2018 UBU Award as Best Performer Under 35. His work investigates the role and functioning of memory, and focuses on the relationship between performer and viewer.

After training with internationally renowned masters (Yasmeen Godder, Nigel Charnock, Rosemary Butcher, Wendy Houstoun and Emio Greco), he began his career as a performer, dancing for, among others, Claudia Castellucci/Socìetas Raffaello Sanzio, Alessandro Sciarroni, Liz Santoro, Iris Erez, Tabea Martin and Sotterraneo. Since 2010 he has developed his own choreographic career as a guest artist in several international projects. He has presented his work at many of the major European festivals and theatres. Since 2019, at the invitation of Boris Charmatz, he is one of the twenty dancers of the project ‘XX Dancers for the 20th century’. In 2020, he was invited by Marie Chouinard, director of the Biennale Danza, to create something new for the dancers of Biennale College.

‘Best Regards’ is a letter written by D’Agostin, eight years too late, to someone who will never respond. He invites all the spectators to sing together of that nostalgia that affects all those who did not arrive in time to say what they wanted. It is a work about anger, especially that stemming from first love: Marco D’Agostin, the one that was there before dance came to be a profession.

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