The group mk has been dealing with choreography and performance since 2000 and revolves around an original nucleus of performers who share transversal projects, in close collaboration with the musician Lorenzo Bianchi Hoesch.
The group was immediately invited to the most important festivals of the new scene in Italy and abroad. Among the recent productions Robinson premiered 2014 at the Teatro Argentina in Rome. With Veduta (2016) the group begins an immersive investigation of the landscape and urban perspective, adaptable to any city’s horizon. Bermudas, a work on perpetual motion and pure movement built for a large number of interchangeable performers, received the Danza & Danza award as the best Italian production 2018 and the UBU 2019 award as the best dance show for its durational “_forever” version.
Parete Nord/North Face is an international collaboration co-produced by Torinodanza 2018 and hosted among others at the Teatro Argentina in Rome, at the Triennale in Milan and at La Pergola Theatre in Florence.
With Pezzi Anatomici/Anatomical pieces begins a new cycle of investigation open to the public in all its phases, built around the choreographic work in the rehearsal room and the stable cohabitation of the group at India Theater in Rome for the Indian Ocean 2020-21 project, a cohabitation that produced also the collective project Radio India - Rete Critica Award 2020).
EDEN is a performance conceived in 2020 by the BolzanoDanza / Tanz Bozen Festival, with choreographies by Carolyne Carlson, Michele Di Stefano, and Rachid Ouramdane; it received a special Danza & Danza Award. The format has autonomously evolved into a series of site-specific programs, including the version designed for the installation of the sculpture côté cour / côté jardin by Eva Jospin in Reggio Emilia in Autumn 2021.
In 2021 mk, in collaboration with Lorenzo Bianchi Hoesch and with the American singer of Iraqi origin Amir ElSaffar, presents the new production Maqam at the Festival Aperto in Reggio Emilia and subsequently at Torinodanza. The Maqam project was selected by Ring - a network of Italian festivals that aims to support the production of an artist and his company every year and to include it in the programming of each of the four partner Festivals (in addition to the aforementioned festivals, FOG Triennale di Milano and BolzanoDanza).
The touring of the group is accompanied by an intense activity of conferences, workshops and experimental proposals, including the Balinese Dance Platform at the Santarcangelo Festival (2014 and 2015), the projects for the BiennaleDanza 2013-14-15 and BiennaleTeatro 2019, a constant dialogue with the Paolo Grassi School of Milan, the Anghiari Dance Hub, training and research workshops for the School of the Teatro Stabile of Turin and for the IUAV University among others.
Michele Di Stefano has received choreographic commissions from Aterballetto, Korean National Contemporary Dance Company and Nuovo Balletto di Toscana. He is consultant for the dance program (GRANDI PIANURE) at Teatro di Roma - National Theatre, is co-curator with Francesca Corona of the Giacimenta project for Matera 2019 and creator of the TROPICI (Angelo Mai) and BUFFALO (Palazzo delle Esposizioni and MACRO Museum Rome) performance cycles. In 2018 he curated the outdoor section of the BolzanoDanza-Tanz Bozen Festival.
In 2014 he received the Silver Lion for innovation in dance at the Venice Biennale and in 2018 the Nico Garrone award.
He is associated artist at Triennale Milano for the years 2022-24.
In 2012 Autonomous agents and multi-agent systems by Michele Di Stefano and Margherita Morgantin, a text of choreographic instructions and meteorological reports, was released for the types of Quodlibet.
Since 2010 the group has received the contribution of MiC - Ministry of Culture.

Lorenzo Bianchi Hoesch
Agenti autonomi e sistemi multiagente

24-25 aprile 2022
Eden - uno stato eternamente nascente
Spazio Tondelli, Riccione

29 aprile 2022
Festival Conformazioni
Spazio Franco, Palermo

30 aprile
Altri tempi - Danza, critica e libri
Festival Conformazioni
Crezi.Plus, Palermo

7 maggio 2022
Bermudas 1 - showcase
Sala della Gloria
Reggia di Caserta

8-10 maggio 2022
Boarding pass - 18M8L

Associazione Trasparente: accordo unionestatuto / direttore artistico / verbale  / Trasparenza