Grand Tour is a parasitic performance and a touristic enquiry into the circumscribed world of contemporary performing arts festivals. Its model is the Grand Tour, the traditional travel of Europe undertaken from the second half of the 17th century by upper-class European men of means.
The process starts with the selection of a festival whose performances can provide a Tour itinerary. Each performance will be analysed for its spatial character and dynamics. The director/choreographer of each piece will be asked to host the passage, the visit or even the camping of an external traveller during the performance. The duration of this interference will be negotiated.
Established in 1999 in Rome, the group MK moves along an autonomous and auto-poetical research line, focusing on body research, choreography and sound material.