Walking on Water is the performance and installation project of the English fashion designer Jo Cope, created in collaboration with the Piedàterre brand, a specialist in furlane, the original velvet shoes that from Venice have spread all over the world.

Terrace of T Fondaco dei Tedeschi

May 21 > June 27
Calle del Fontego dei Tedeschi, Ponte di Rialto

Ph. Veronika Motulko

The terrace of the T Fondaco dei Tedeschi, a breath-taking stage jutting out over the water of the Grand Canal, is the place where the project came to life, combining the choreographed movements of four dancers, the ancient gestures of a shoe craftswoman and the powerful voice of soprano Lieta Naccari. Through the action of walking and the shoe as a means of expression, the designer investigates nowadays female condition in relation to the stories and paths of the women of the past, who preceded her.

Credits: Kinonautstudio
Ph. Veronika Motulko