Piemonte dal Vivo/Lavanderia a Vapore
The Lavanderia a Vapore in Collegno, the only centre for dance residencies in Piedmont, is a member of EDN – European Dancehouse Network, the prestigious European network of dancehouses, and of ENCC – European Network of Cultural Centres (headquartered in Brussels), as Regional Network. Artistic residencies, shows, research, innovation and training projects give new life to the former laundry of the biggest Italian asylum. A ten-year concession to run the Lavanderia a Vapore has been awarded since 2015 to the Fondazione Piemonte dal Vivo – Regional Multi-disciplinary Circuit, the lead partner of a project designed to revitalise and reorganise the premises of the former hospital, in collaboration with Ministry of Culture, Piedmont Region, City of Collegno and with the support of Fondazione Compagnia di San Paolo. To share goals and governance, an RTO (Raggruppamento Temporaneo di Organismi/Temporary Association of Bodies) has been created with different local entities that deal with promotion and programming of dance: besides Piemonte dal Vivo, also Associazione Culturale Mosaico Danza, Compagnia Zerogrammi, Associazione Coorpi and Associazione Didee Arti e Comunicazione. The associate partners are Teatro Stabile di Torino – Torinodanza festival and Teatro Piemonte Europa – Palcoscenico Danza.
The Centre de Développement Chorégraphique National (CDCN) of Val-de-Marne has over 30 years of experience in promoting creation and performance and cultivating audience access, participation and appreciation. Its biennial festival, organised in partnership with 25 regional venues, attracts over 12,000 people. In March 2013, the CDCN relocated to La Briqueterie, a purpose-built dance venue in Vitry-sur-Seine, on the outskirts of Paris, which features three rehearsal studios, a fully-equipped theatre, a courtyard with tiered seating and a landscaped garden. The organisation’s activities have increased to include artist residencies, an expanded educational programme and a regular performance season. La Briqueterie welcomes professional choreographers and dancers from all over the French and international scene on a daily basis, supporting the contemporary creation by providing it studios, contributing to co-production, connecting it with partners and letting it meet the audience. The Centre aims to provide strong support for creative processes turned towards future scenarios, with an awareness though for the societal, environmental and aesthetic issues of the contemporary world. With its local, national and international partners, CDCN carries out an overall reflection about the civil service of dance, artists and audience.
University of Milano-Bicocca
The University of Milano-Bicocca is based on the concept of campus the Milan and Monza ones are organised in large spaces with educational, research and service facilities. The campus experience is immersive: studying, researching, meeting and exchanging ideas is something natural in a community of over 40,000 people. Milano-Bicocca is a multidisciplinary University that trains professionals in different fields, such as: economic-statistical, legal, scientific, medical, sociological, psychological, and pedagogical. The University has always worked in close synergy with the local area’s production system and with the society as a whole, developing innovative training paths that respond to job market demands, aimed at broadening the skills of both undergraduate and postgraduate students. The University is strongly committed to the field of research, through the creation of scientific and applicative projects. Research activities are split across 14 Departments and over 30 university and inter-university Research Centres, with around 1000 people among teaching and research staff and over 1,500 young graduates (PhD students, research fellows), in partnership with leading national and international companies. The University offering includes 6 international degree courses and each year it hosts many foreign students and teachers, while offering hundreds of its own the opportunity to participate in study and research programs abroad.
Liceo Classico Vittorio Alfieri, Turin (Italy)
Liceo Classico Vittorio Alfieri is a public high school in Turin. It is located in the San Salvario district, a densely populated semi-central area of the city, characterized by strong contrasts and a great cultural liveliness. Humanities are the main subjects thaught, but their study is combined with the equally in-depth one of mathematical-scientific disciplines and foreign languages, with the use of new technologies in computer, multimedia, and linguistic laboratories. The programmatic document estabilished by the school for the forthcoming years provide for the strengthening of territorial-educational agrreements (in order to promote active citienzship and inclusione), environmental and social sustainability, and the development of students’ soft skills.
Lycée International, Saint-Germain-en-Laye (France)
A public institution of national education, whose values it bears, Lycée International de Saint-Germain-en-Laye is known to be one of the most prestigious schools in France. It hosts an incomparable linguistic and cultural diversity, a source of richness and yet at the same time complexity. The historic cradle of the international classes, it educates over three thousand students from the most diverse geographical origins and backgrounds, from nursery to final year. Its ambition is to gather energies around three priorities for action, so that multiculturalism, a spirit of openness and the quest for excellence contribute to the success and development of all students.