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    Change Performing Arts is an independent production company founded in Milan in the mid-80s and directed by Franco Laera. It operates in ration with the most important cultural institutions, festivals, theatres and museums around the world. It is the origin of innovative crossover projects between the different creative languages - theater, dance, opera, traditional performing arts, music, exhibitions and installations - all of them part of our contemporary world and its ever changing time.

    The constant ration of Change Performing Arts with the most famous artists, directors, architects and designers from all over the world, ranges from the conception to the executive production. Starting from the disruptive shows by Tadeusz Kantor and the installation “Memory/Loss” by Robert Wilson - Golden Lion at the Venice Biennale 1993 - the creative ration with internationally renowned artists has produced very complex projects, from "Stanze e segreti" - under the artistic direction of Achille Bonito Oliva - to the first Valencia Biennale, focusing on Communication between the Arts, up to the exhibitions "Immaginando Prometeo", "Made In Italy!" and "Tutti a tavola!", events commissioned for the Salone Internazionali del Mobile in Milan. Change Performing Arts has produced, with the ideation and direction of Robert Wilson, the spectacular event for the 2005 Aichi Expo in Japan, represented 165 times for over a million spectators; curated the exhibition “Giorgio Armani” designed by Robert Wilson for the Guggenheim Museum in New York, then moved to Berlin, Shanghai, Tokyo, Rome and finally Milan. For the Expo 2008 in Zaragoza he conceived and produced the shows of Nobel Prize winner Dario Fo and artists Peter Greenaway and Saskia Boddeke, while with the new composition of Philip Glass,

    Change Performing Arts has realized the spectacular final concert for fireworks.With the project dedicated to Leonardo’s Last Supper in 2008 Change Performing Arts brought to the attention of the media around the world the innovative experimentation of a union between classical art and new digital technologies that Peter Greenaway then applied to Veronese’s Nozze di Cana in ration with the Cini Foundation within the Venice Biennale 2009. After Milan, the project was presented in Melbourne and New York for the inauguration of Park Avenue Armory. In 2010, as part of the Italian Pavilion for Shanghai Expo 2010, Change Performing Arts produced the multimedia installation "Italy of the Cities" conceived by Uberto Siola and Peter Greenaway. For Ukraina and Indonesia Change Performing Arts curated the production of the respective national pavilions at the Biennale Arte in Venice 2011, 2013 and 2015 and, for the Italian Pavilion of the Venice Biennale 2015, produced the multimedia section by Peter Greenaway. As part of Spoleto Festival CPA created three editions of the exhibition "Sconfinamenti" curated by Achille Bonito Oliva in the years 2013, 2014 and 2015.

    During its forty-year ration with the American artist Robert Wilson, Change Performing Arts has also produced the exhibition "Living rooms" at the Louvre Museum in Paris, the works "Butterfly" in Japan, "Macbeth" in São Paulo in Brazil and Teatro Comunale in Bologna, "Trovatore" at Verdi Festival in Parma. "Oedipus" by Sofocle debuted in 2018 in Teatro Grande in Pompei and then moved to Teatro Olimpico in Vicenza and Teatro Antico in Epidauro and “Relative Calm”, that debuted in 2022 at Parco della Musica in Rome. "Adam’s Passion" created in Tallinn with music by Arvo Part returns to life in March 2023 at La Nuvola di Roma.

    cpa > team

    Franco Laera

    Founder & Director

    Marta Dellabona

    Projects Manager

    cpa > collaborators

    Maristela Gaudio

    Pr & Communication

    Michele Pogliani

    Dance Director

    Flavio Pezzotti

    Set Designer

    Enrico Maso

    Technical Director

    Claudia Bastia

    Make-Up Artist

    Marco Teatro

    Artist & Props Master

    Michele Innocente

    Video Designer

    Elisa Cavallo

    Media & Communication

    Fabio Bozzetta

    Lights Master

    Flavia Ruggeri

    Costumes Designer