This wasn’t (just) a photo exhibit. And it couldn’t have been otherwise, as in Il Laboratorio’s way. For Il Laboratorio isn’t (just) a dance school. I’ve been meeting the boys and girls of Il Laboratorio for about ten years now and each time I’m surprised by the strong and contagious spirit of participation and belonging you can feel there. The group of people taking part in the Laboratorio’s activities is numerous and completely heterogeneous; it is made up of people with histories and backgrounds extremely different from another which engage and blend with one another giving birth to intense and multifaceted alchemies. Anyone caught in it can’t help being overwhelmed. Il Laboratorio’s peculiar formative and educational approach, its stylistic choices in the use of props and its contaminations with other art forms such as music and acting, make it a unique entity in Cremona’s landscape of dance.