TIDA's artistic project identifies itself with a critical vision of the society, entertainment, conventional aesthetics and the artistic production in itself.
We are rooted in the field of research, nourished by constant collaborations with young philosophers; the dancers' bodies are political objects endangered by and at the fingertips of thought, they are the lymph and the beating heart of every performance, which is conceived as a result of research processes arising from a critical stimulus.
The Company's research is focused on language and context in a vision which is contemporary for both aesthetics and content.
The language focuses on the fusion, the translation, the dissolution and the awareness of linguistic boundaries.
The context is the field in which we want to place our investigation, that is the present time, its political, social, practical and spiritual relevance.
From the analysis of multiple aspects of human, social and political relationships, we create the grounds for a translation into dance.
The main instrument is the body; its nature of earthly and temporal vehicle makes it the chosen field from which we can explore the art of the present and contemporary times, exactly because of its ephemeral nature.
We choose to stand on a highly physical level, refusing, at this stage of our research, an extreme intellectualization of the choreography.
Although the dramaturgical writing arises from intellectual motivations, we believe in the translation of these motivations into works in which the body is central. A body that remains faithful to a contemporary aesthetic, and at the same time reclaims its physicality.
We try, though remaining rooted in a research territory, to create performances that SIMULTANEOUSLY move thought, pleasure (in the broadest sense of the term, and extremely distant from the concept of entertainment) and surprise.
The Company's productions have toured to festivals and theatres both nationally and internationally, including:
International Theater Festival Mess (Bosnia), Be Festival – Birmingham (UK), International festival of Sarajevo – Sarajevo Winter Festival (Bosnia), International Ancient Greek Drama Festival (Cyprus), Settembre in Danza (Italy), Torino Spiritualità (Italy), Festival Il sacro attraverso l'ordinario (Italy), Festival Differenti sensazioni (Italy), Maratò de l’Espectacle (Spain), Festival D’Avignon (France), Pflasterspektakel Festival, Linz (Austria), Seoul Festival (South Corea), Zdarzenia Festival, Tchew (Poland), Giochi del Mediterraneo (Italy), Barhat Rang Mahotsav Festival (India), Teatro Superga of Nichelino - Circuito Teatrale del Piemonte (Italy), Festival VD'A – Voci dell'anima (Italy), Torino Fringe Festival (Italy), Peraspera Festival (Italy), Saison Culturelle of Aosta (Italy).
TIDA is supported by the Regional Education and Culture Department for Valle d'Aosta and by MIBACT – Ministry of Cultural Heritage and Activities and Tourism (Italy).