“When we dance or experience incredible dance performances, our body’s inner sensations are provoked into states of change as chemical reactions inside us transform our perceptions in real time. We breathe faster, our eyes dart, our heart rate increases and our chest tightens; or we quieten, relax back, eyes wide, the hairs on our skin standing tall. The connections between our brain, body, mind and the world reshape and, sometimes, when we are lucky, metamorphosise. We can feel elated, challenged, energised, infuriated, surprised, adrenalised, transported or, quite simply, we sit there with tears streaming down our faces. This is the power of dance. The greater one’s new affinity with the artwork, the more radical the altered states as we are moved from the prosaic to the profound. Dance changing, then, our very state of being.” Wayne McGregor

From July 14th to 29th, Altered States, the 15th edition of the International Festival of Contemporary Dance of the Venice Biennale, will showcase seven world premieres, three European premieres, and nine Italian premieres. The festival features renowned artists from the world of dance as well as emerging innovative voices. Among the highlights is the European inauguration of the Simone Forti exhibition, which pays tribute to the illustrious six-decade career of the recipient of the 2023 Golden Lion award.

Cover: MÁM, Michael Keegan-Dolan © Matt Grace – Biennale Danza 2023 – Courtesy La Biennale di Venezia



Speciale Biennale Architettura: il Catalogo | The Laboratory of the Future views | V&A Tropical Modernism | I Leoni della 18. Biennale Architettura | Partecipazioni Nazionali: Spagna, Italia, Ucraina, Lettonia, Cile | Eventi Collaterali: EUmies Awards, Scotland + Venice, Catalonia in Venice | Not Only Biennale: Intervista a Rachele De Stefano, European Cultural Centre, DoorScape, Kengo Kuma, PRIX W 2023, MAXXI – Biogrounds, Radials, Umbau, In Context | Intervista Alberto Craievich, Ca’ Rezzonico – Museo del Settecento Veneziano | Lino Tagliapietra | Sam Baron | Vetro Boemo | ICÔNES | Donazione Gemma De Angelis Testa | Edmondo Bacci | Everybody Talks About the Weather | Bernardo Bellotto a Palazzo | Arthur Duff | Vedova | Gallerie dell’Accademia | CHRONORAMA | Ugo Mulas | Ocean Space | | Nicolò Manucci | Ego | Galleries | Carpaccio alla Scuola Dalmata | Not Only Venice


Paolo Conte | Nilza Costa 4et | Jaques Morelenbaum | MOOG Summer Camp | Women For Freedom In Jazz | Damien Rice | Intervista Gerardo Balestrieri | Tiziano Ferro | Placebo | Kendrick Lamar | Festival Boato | Julie Campiche | Sexto ‘Nplugged | Festival del Vittoriale | Sherwood Festival | Overjam International Festival | No Borders Music Festival | AMA Music Festival | Crocodiles in Venice | Punta Conterie Terrazza | Classica: La Nona in Piazza | Cavalleria rusticana | 100. Arena Opera Festival | Peggy Guggenheim Birthday | Teatro La Fenice 2023/24 | Palazzetto Bru Zane 2023/24


Speciale Biennale Danza: Simone Forti, Leone d’Oro | Intervista TAO Dance Theater Leone d’Argento | Oona Doherty | Luna Cenere | Intervista Andrea Peña | Michael Keegan-Dolan | Pontus Lidberg | Acosta Danza | Andrea Salustri | Lucy Guerin | Rachid Ouramdane | Botis Seva | College | Film, Workshop&Conversations | Not only Biennale: Venice Open Stage | Verde Groggia | Alonso. Don Chisciotte tra realtà e virtuale | Scene di Paglia | Estate Teatrale Veronese | Operaestate Festival special


Barbie | Edipo Re | Cinemoving | Cinema Barch-in | Supervisioni | Cinefacts: Francesco Nuti


Festa del Redentore


Sulla tavola del Redentore | Il sogno del Prosecco | Pietra Rossa | Racconti d’estate in città | Nolinski Venezia


Agende | Mostre a Venezia | Screenings | Design&more