Marco D'Agostin (Italy)
Dancer and choreographer Marco D'Agostin started creating his own work in 2010. He immediately attracted attention at the major European dance festivals. Recollection, memory and nostalgia are recurring themes in the Italian's work. He also dances himself, as we saw on the Julidans stage in Alessandro Sciaroni's remarkable Folk-s, a traditional Austrian Schuhplattler dance that degenerates into a battle of attrition with the audience. In his own work, too, D'Agostin plays with the relationship between performers and audience.