Marco D’Agostin is an Italian artist active in the fields of dance and performance, winner of the UBU award as best performer under 35.
His work questions the role and functioning of memory, and focuses on the relationship between performer and spectator. Dance, a complex geography in which sounds, words and movements constantly collide, tends towards the emotional compromise of the ones who perform and the ones who watch.
After training with internationally renowned masters (Yasmeen Godder, Nigel Charnock, Rosemary Butcher, Wendy Houstoun, Emio Greco), he began his career as an interpreter, dancing for, among others, Claudia Castellucci / Socìetas Raffaello Sanzio, Alessandro Sciarroni, Liz Santoro, Iris Erez, Tabea Martin.
Since 2010 he has developed his own choreographic research taking part in numerous international projects (ChoreoRoam Europe, Act Your Age, Triptych). He was twice among the Priority Companies of the European network Aerowaves.
He presented his works in many European festivals and venues (Rencontres choréographiques int. de Seine-Saint-Denis, Théatre de La Ville in Paris, Les Brigittines in Brussels, The Place Theater in London, Sala Hiroshima in Barcelona, Tanzhaus Zürich, Schaubühne in Leipzig, SESC Pompeia in Sao Paolo, Santarcangelo Festival, Romaeuropa, VIE Festival, Torinodanza, OperaEstate, among others).
Since 2019, invited by Boris Charmatz, he’s been one of the twenty dancers of the XX Dancers for the 20th century project, in which he performs the «Schuhplattler» repertoire from Folk-s by Alessandro Sciarroni. In 2020 he was invited by Marie Chouinard, director of the Dance Biennale in Venice, to create a new creation for the dancers of the Biennale College.
In the summer of 2021, he debuted with two new creations: BEST REGARDS (nominated for best dance performance for the UBU Prize) in the Venice Biennale program, and SAGA, created with the support of the Hermes Foundation in the frame of the New Settings program, and presented at les Rencontres chorégraphiques de Seine-Saint-Denis.
Marco D’Agostin is one of the founders of VAN, a dance production organization recognized and supported by the Ministry of Cultural Heritage and Activities since 2015.
Saga (2021) / Best Regards (2021)
Avalanche (2018) / First Love (2018)
The Olympic Games (2017)
Everything is ok (2015)
L’Isole di Bouvet (2015) / Last day of-all (2013)
Per non svegliare i draghi addormentati (2012)
Premio UBU – best performer under 35 (2018)
Premio Teatro Libero di Palermo – BEFestival (2017)
Re)connaissance, Grénoble – 2° prize (2017)
Premio Prospettiva Danza (2012)
Premio Scenario – special mention (2011)
Gd’A Veneto Award (2010)
VIE Festival focuses on contemporary creation with the aim of intercepting new identities in the field of live performance. It takes place annually in different cities in the Emilia-Romagna Region and is organized by Emilia Romagna ERT / National Theatre.
The path of VIE 22 winds through the different approaches and styles of the contemporary scene, both Italian and international.