Mission

AiEP takes new technologies as a landmark where to evolve the artistic research from. With a constant outlook to the expressive languages at hand, it’s focused on topical issues, as the body’s perception and reaction when involved in an artificial surrounding. For more than 20 years the artistic directors, Ariella Vidach (choreographer and dancer) and Claudio Prati (video maker and director), have explored interactive technologies in relationship with the body and its movement, creating more and more refined and evocative artistic works.  In addition to performing productions, AiEP plays an important role at imparting knowledge on interactive technologies applied to performing art, organizing festivals and producing young artists through residency programs.

Ariella Vidach – AiEP – Avventure in Elicottero Prodotti is a partnership between cultural associations founded in 1988 in Lugano and in 1996 in Milan, by Ariella Vidach and Claudio Prati, whose mutual intent was to produce multimedia performances and projects to develop an artistic language that investigates on different art fields (dance, music, video, art and design).

AiEP dance company has been awarded the World Summit Award WSA 2013 during the Congress held last October 23 to 26 in Colombo, Sri Lanka, an initiative of the United Nations. The award went to the interactive system INaxyz, judged “one of the most innovative and technically advanced products applied to the dance in the world”. In 2017 Ariella Vidach – AiEP received the Special Dance Award in the framework of the Swiss Dance Award 2017.