MissD at the Museum – dance in dialogue with the arts is an audiovisual format developed by the CSC Centro per la Scena Contemporanea dancehouse in Bassano del Grappa, bringing together contemporary dance and the artwork and spaces of different Museums, in order to create new narratives for different artistic languages and activate a creative response in the audiences.
The short videos, each dedicated to an artwork or a theme inspired by them, are created in collaboration with dance makers, a video-maker, museum curators and a dance dramaturg, activating a unique exchange of skills, knowledge and vision every time.
Some videos offer a short and accessible physical practice, others create a brand-new narration of the artwork, where the words are inspired by the dance and the knowledge shared by the museum curators. Short stories inspired by the history of the place or the artwork, physical practices, or short audio reveries are co-created in a mix of languages that aims to involve a broader audience and spark the creativity in the viewer/listener as well, and enter the Museums’ spaces – even from afar – with a pro-active attitude.
The mysterious Miss D. – where D. maybe stands for Dance – leads the audiences into a new perspective, born from the experiences developed during the projects Dancing Museums old masters new traces (2015-2017) and Dancing Museums the democracy of beings (2018 – 2021), supported by the Creative Europe programme of the European Union.
The videos created at the City Museum of Bassano del Grappa, Museum Villa Bolasco in Castelfranco Veneto and Arte Sella involved a broad team of professionals: dance makers of different age, experiences, training and languages (Giovanna Garzotto, Beatrice Bresolin, Chiara Frigo, Masako Matsushita, Elena Sgarbossa, Ilaria Marcolin, Anna Grigiante, Giacomo Citton, Marigia Maggipinto, Isabel Paladin), the video-maker Matteo Maffesanti and the dance dramaturg Greta Pieropan, with the fundamental contribution of the staff of the Museums.