“I am in search of a type of theatre in which dance, words and installation have equal footing, a ‘theatre of images’ where the logic of dramaturgy illuminates the process of creation. I have no story in my theatre, what I have is a material desire to create archetypal characters that exist within the time and space of a performance. I believe in a non-elitist type of art, in an artist who knows how to connect the mind and the gut through the heart. I believe in the craftsmanship of work and I firmly believe in the sacredness of the language of the body”.
Matteo Carvone is a dancer and choreographer, born in Trieste, Italy in 1985. After the graduation at the arts high school, at the age of 19, he moved to Milano where he started studying performing arts at the Dance Haus directed by Susanna Beltrami.
In his dance career he danced and contribute for creations for names such: Alexander Ekman/Orionteatern, Jo Strømgren Kompani, Karl Alfred Schreiner, Marco Goeke, Robin Olryn, Michael Keegan-Dolan, William Forsythe, Emanuel Gat, Benoît Lachambre, Wayne McGregor, Ismael Ivo, Malu Airaudo, Jacopo Godani and many others.
Since 2020 he is involved in Alexander Ekman's production "Kuckel" in Stockholm and since 2017 he is a freelance member of the Jo Strømgren Company in Oslo with the productions "Salve Regina" and "A Dance Tribute to the Art of Football".
From 2012 to 2017 he has been employed at the Staatstheater am Gärtnrerplatz in Munich under Karl Alfred Schreiner direction.
From 2008 to 2010 he has been employed at ‘La compagnia’ youth company of Accademia Nazionale Danza in Roma under the prestigious aegis of Pina Bausch.
Matteo Carvone started choreographing in 2010, although it became his main focus starting in September 2017.
In 2018 he debuted on the stage of the Munich Philharmonic Gasteig the "Faust Symphony" to the music of Franz Liszt, played on the organ by Hansjörg Albrecht. An 80-minute ballet with 30 dancers on stage, where he oversaw direction, choreography and video design, for an audience of more than 2000 people.
His piece [FAUN], a 60-minute male duet, was presented at the 14th edition of the Venice Biennale directed by Marie Chouinard on October 21, 2020.
He has produced approximately 15 short pieces and 4 full evening pieces.
Dance - Theatre - Installation
I am looking for an Art form in which those three elements emerges equally
For Matteo the importance of the architectural space, in which the piece takes place is fundamental.
The space in fact is never intended and designed as a decorative element, but rather as the main subject of the work, the set is the basic element with which Carvone begins to build his pieces. The space becomes the habitat and it is a fundamental limit in the creation.
Carvone also working with Video and Video installations, and he is collaborating with the Light Designer Jakob Bogensperger and the Sound Designer Josy Friebel.
Theater und Live Art München e. V
Premiere 29th of September 2020 - Carl Orff Saal Gasteig, Munich
Premiere 13th of September 2019 - Black Box Gasteig, Munich
Premiere 8th of August 2019 - Kloster Andechs, Germany - Carl Orff Fest
A full evening created for the Philharmonie im Gasteig, Munich, June 2018
Solo and video installation created for Javier Ubell in 2017
Invited to the International Choreography Competition Burgos - New York 2017
Tanz den Gasteig 2017, created during Open Studio residency at Tanz Tendenz Munich 2016
Staatstheater am Gärtnerplatz, Munich
The city never sleep - 2015
A piece with 200 students of the Theresia-Gerhadinger-Gymnasium am Anger , Munich
Presented at 5 Jahre Karussell Festival, iCamp, Munich
Insomnia - 2013
A project of the Staatstheather am Gärtnerplatz presented at Pinakothek der Moderne, Munich
ZERO_correlazioni in dinamiche aeree - 2012
with Teatro G.Verdi's orchestra for the international Gala Artinscena in Trieste, Italy
GoldFish - 2011
International Gala Artinscena Trieste, Italy
The other side of the Room - 2011
progetto Supporter, teatro Toniolo Mestre Venezia, Italy
Prospettiva Danza, teatro Verdi, Padova, Italy
SPOT - 2010
7th international festival of Contemporary Dance LA BIENNALE DI VENEZIA
Marathon of the Unexpected, Venezia, Italy
Festival Insoliti, Torino, Italy
Gala Artinscena, Trieste, Italy