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. Veduta (2016-17) is an immersive performance dedicated to the city and to the perspective view of the urban landscape. Bermudas (2017-18) is a choreographic system, for a variable and interchangeable number of performers who support the idea of perpetual motion ruled by an organic order.
The new production, Orografia/Parete Nord, dedicated to the mountain, is an international project coproduced by Torinodanza 2018.

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 and the curator of the three years dance program Grandi Pianure for Teatro di Roma (2018-2020).
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 held 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 and the Nico Garrone Prize in 2018.
The performance Bermudas receives the Danza&Danza Award 2018 as best Italian production.
Starting 2010 MK is supported by MIBACT Italian Ministry of Culture.

Lorenzo Bianchi Hoesch
Agenti autonomi e sistemi multiagente

16 settembre 2021
CONTACT(less) - Festival Internazionale Performative.01
Teatro dell’Accademia di Belle Arti, l’Aquila

18 settembre - 3 ottobre
Residenza di creazione - Maqam
Lavanderie a Vapore Collegno (TO)

26 settembre 2021
Pezzi anatomici - uno stato eternamente nascente
Natura in movimento - Piemonte dal Vivo
Citroneria delle Scuderie Juvarriane
Reggia di Venaria Reale (TO)

5 ottobre 2021
Pezzi anatomici - uno stato eternamente nascente

17 ottobre 2021
Festival APERTO Reggio Emilia

22-23 ottobre 2021
Torinodanza Festival - Dance me to the end of love
Fonderie Teatrali Limone, Moncalieri (TO)

12-13-14 novembre 2021
Eden # uno stato eternamente nascente
Site specific sull'opera di Eva Jospin
Ridotto del Teatro Valli - Reggio Emilia

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