Art can transform lives,
It gives us the power to question, to confront,
To explore, and to challenge how we think about the world. Lucy Liu
IDACO nyc is a platform for Italian artists visiting and living in New York, and for New York artist who want to take part in a dialogue with Italian culture, to explore and share their unique paths through movement and choreographic language, as well as visual arts.
IDACO nycwants to create space for new collaborations and offer a supportive, inspiring, creative environment for dancers, movers, performance artists, video artists, musicians, and in general creative people interested in the "art of movement".
Through the connection between Dance and other forms of contemporary Art, we will tell stories of our time.
IIDACO’s mission is to connect Italian choreographers and artists who live in New York City, with the local contemporary art scene. We want to encourage networking and artistic research between the multiple creative resources of NYC performing arts. We aim to offer an artistic platform with the goal to cross cultural boundaries and cultivate a sense of shared identity.
In 2015, the first edition of this event week had a strong significance to the audience, stimulating its curiosity by presenting a unique collaboration between American and Italian artists in NYC, working independently or within organizations, coming from different disciplines and using a wide array of media.
The curators boldly aimed for connecting artists, cultures, and communities, while presenting exciting work for their audience, bringing inter-cultural dialogue to the forefront, and encouraging a global vision of ART.
In 2016 IDACO nyc focused on the disorienting and on the stimulating nature of cultural, gender, ethnic and class differences, which are connected to our personal, as much as to our group, identity.
This year IDACO's theme is “TransformAction" - how art is transformed in response to changes that affect our lives.
Our lives are defined by circumstances that always change, constant transformations that occur at personal, social and political level. The act of making art is a response to this alteration, substitution. The actuality of becoming different drives our actions. Movement lives where transforming being and transformative action meet, bringing together perception, reflection perspective and readiness.
As movement artists, we focus on understanding, recognizing the potential for connection, expression, and beauty. We are free to envision what we want to see happening in our world, and to inspire each other toward embodying that difference.