Mk was established in 2000. The group has developed over the years an inquiry into the ambiguity of bodily states and their alterations, through different formats and collaborations; it is now considered as one of the most lively research ensemble of the Italian scene, with performances in many countries, as Indonesia, USA, Japan, Peru, Germany, France, Hungary, Spain, Portugal and so on.
Mk performances are hosted by festivals and museums, galleries and foundations as the Ethnographic National Museum and the Ara Pacis in Rome, the BiennaleDanza in Venice, the Museion Bolzano, the Gulbenkian Foundation in Lisbon, ICI Berlin, Live Arts Week and Mambo Bologna, etc.
The group has often shared projects with visual and performance artists as Luca Trevisani, Margherita Morgantin, Zimmerfrei, David Kern, Roberta Mosca, Lorenzo Bianchi Hoesch, Daniela Cattivelli, the geographer Franco Farinelli and so on.
The latest productions by mk propose different formats and performative environments in collaborations with other artists, as is the case of the Platform of Balinese Dance, a special project created by three Italian choreographers for the entire program of the Santarcangelo International Festival 2014 and 2015.
Bermudas, Hey and Veduta are the most recent works, on tour.
Michele Di Stefano is the guest curator for the “outdoor” program of the Bolzano Danza Festival 2018 and is invited by the collective HOOD to join the next Artists Summit in PACT Zollverein Essen.
He created Upper East Side for Aterballetto and Line Rangers for the Korean National Contemporary Dance Company in Seoul (Autumn 2014). He is the artistic director of AngeloMai Italia Tropici, an irregular platform for live arts in Rome.
He recently published with Margherita Morgantin Agenti autonomi e sistemi multiagente , a book of choreographic instructions and meteorological reports (Quodlibet 2012).
He has been invited for three years in a row at the BiennaleDanza in Venice as teacher and creator. He also helded workshops and projects at Scuola Paolo Grassi Milan and at the National Dance Academy in Rome.
Mk has re-staged in 2015 its first choreographic duet (e-ink) for the project RIC.CI (Reconstruction Italian Contemporary Choreography) with two performers by Aterballetto.

In 2000 Michele Di Stefano wins the “Danza&Danza” Award for contemporary dance. He has been awarded the Silver Lion for innovation in dance at the IX Biennale Danza 2014 in Venice.

Starting 2010 MK is supported by MIBACT Italian Ministry of Culture.

Lorenzo Bianchi Hoesch
Sigourney Weaver
Agenti autonomi e sistemi multiagente

1>4 settembre 2017
lab meteorologia I

8>16 settembre 2017
Short Theatre
La Pelanda, Roma

8 settembre 2017
Veduta > Matera
Città delle 100 scale Festival
I Sassi, Matera

16-17 settembre 2017
Spoon River
a cura di Biagio Caravano
scuola Paolo Grassi

21 settembre 2017
Come Close- Terni festival

23 settembre 2017
casting Scuole di danza Terni
Come Close – Terni Festival

25-27 settembre 2017
lab meteorologia II

28 settembre
MARTA –Museo Nazionale Archeologico

30 settembre 2017
Veduta > Taranto
MARTA –Museo Nazionale Archeologico

3-4 ottobre 2017
Italia! Saison 2017/18
Théatre Garonne/ scène européenne

6>22 ottobre 2017
research program
Amazonas, Peru

13-14 ottobre
Los Otros/Nosotros
reserach program
Casa de la Leteratura, Lima Peru

24>29 ottobre 2017
residenze delle arti performative a Villa Manin, Udine

28-29 ottobre 2017
Veduta > Udine
CSS Stabile di Innovazione, Udine

3 novembre 2017
Robinson / open door
prova aperta
U(ma)nità – Scenario danza 17/18
Scenario Pubblico Catania

4 novembre 2017
lezione gratuita per amatori
U(ma)nità – Scenario danza 17/18
Scenario Pubblico Catania

4-5 novembre 2017
U(ma)nità – Scenario danza 17/18
Scenario Pubblico Catania

22 novembre 2017
angelo mai altrove occupato

11>21 dicembre 2017
Bermudas – residenza
Residenze Marche Spettacolo- Civitanova Casa della Danza
Teatro Annibal Caro
Civitanova Marche

20-21 dicembre 2017
angelo mai altrove occupato

2-3 febbraio 2018
Triennale Teatro dell’Arte

10 febbraio 2018
Teatro Contatto 36
Teatro Palamostre, Sala Pasolini

19>25 febbraio 2018
Libero Corpo – formazione
II biennio

25 febbraio 2018
Libero Corpo – atelier
apertura coreografica
Teatro Garibaldi Bisceglie

10>18 marzo 2018
Artists Summit
PACT Zollverein
Essen D
Associazione Trasparente: accordo unionestatuto / direttore artistico / verbale