Consistently with the idea of combining different expressive forms and inducing synergy between them, photography will be engaging in a dialogue with dance in the Aterballetto dance company's touring performance along the city's railway line. Photography will also become the language for rediscovering some memorable experiences of contemporary music history offered by the Unknown Pleasures - Tribute to Ian Curtis and Joy Division show, an original Fotografia Europea production starring Peter Hook, the bass guitarist of Joy Division and founder of New Order.
In the wake of the international collaborative efforts sparked off during the last festival by the twinning with the Rencontres d’Arles, Fotografia Europea will once again be expanding its horizons this year with the Europa Africa Sans Frontières project, promoted jointly with Rencontres de Bamako - Biennale africaine de la photographie. The project is curated by the art director of Bamako Laura Serani, with Michket Krifa and Samuel Sidibé, and promoted jointly with Culturefrance. It involves different local organizations engaged in cultural cooperation work, such as Reggio nel Mondo and Mondinsieme, with the sponsorship of the Foundation for World Wide Cooperation headed by Romano Prodi. The event consists of a video-installation at the Valli Theatre featuring the fifteen artists selected at the 2009 Bamako Biennale devoted to the theme of Borders. The show will be held in parallel with evening performances staged in Piazza Prampolini organized by Qubic Communications. A crescendo of dance, music and video screenings will culminate in the DJ set run by Nitin Sawhney, one of the most versatile talents on the international music scene who blends traditional sounds with electronic experiments, drawing from the most diverse cultural zones.