FestivalDance 1st edition

FestivalDanza – The New Dance Experince 20 and 21 October 2018 at the SGM Auditorium in Rome

Here comes a “global” event on the world of dance, a new way to live it and make it live through the stories of its most famous protagonists, but also set designers, choreographers and even film makers, ready to document the world of the two points. On 20 and 21 October, under the patronage of Regione Lazio, Csain, International Cid Unesco Dance Council and in partnership with the Anmb (National Association of Dance Masters), the world of dance will be the absolute protagonist at the Auditorium SGM Conference Center Via Portuense in Rome, which hosts the first edition of the FestivalDanza, with numerous celebrated faces all over the world.

During the festival, divided into three sections, the artists have the opportunity to study the world of dance at 360 ° through the screening of films, meetings with professionals in the sector and, above all, participate in a real audition – contest . The most talented will be given the opportunity to take advantage of a work contract. The section dedicated to the relationship between cinema and dance is particularly relevant at the weekend of the Rome Film Week. The Roma Dance Film Festival, in fact, represents a unique kermis dedicated to dance and its “pas de deux” with the world of celluloid.

A meeting point for specialists in the sector, the event will not only discuss the relationship between art, dance and cinema, but also promote and give visibility to all those, such as film makers, set designers, choreographers, dancers, who work behind the scenes to the realization of a high quality artistic product, “son” of the fusion between dance and seventh art.

Presented for the first time in Italy the live documentary dedicated to the King of Pop Michael Jackson, “Dancing with The King” by LaVelle Smith Jr, the choreographer of international pop stars, including Michael Jackson, Beyoncé, En Vogue, Janet Jackson and winner of 5 MTV Dance Video Award.

Sixtys from the birth of the King of Pop, the choreographer, in addition to presenting the Documentary, will hold a training course for professionals certified by EurEthics Etsia.

Great anticipation also for the screening of the documentary “Dancing With Maria”, a documentary, directed by Ivan Gergolet, which tells the story of Maria Fux, teacher of over 90 years who has created the technique of dance therapy.

Saturday 20 October 2018, 8.30 pm, is dedicated to the long night of the stars with the second edition of the International Dance Award “Stefano Francia”, recognition of the excellence of the dance established in honor of the choreographer, dancer and maestro Stefano Francia and to the memory of his important work in favor of the promotion and dissemination of dance in all its areas.

The event sees the return to the conduct of Laura Lattuada, lady of the Italian theater. The ceremony of delivery of the ambitious statuette, created by the master sculptor jeweler Arando, is an event produced by ASD & C Stefano Francia EnjoyArt, under the artistic direction of Fabrizio Silvestri and manager Walter Garibaldi, directed by Antonio Centomani. Among the award-winning dance stars: Giuseppe Picone, LaVelle Smith, Sabrina Brazzo and Andrea Volpi (first dancer La Scala Theater) Luisa Barbieri Catellani, Claudio Cocino and Susanna Salvi (both first Opera d Rome dancers), Corona Paone, Best TV Program Dancing with the Stars, Best Dance Movie “Dancing With Maria” directed by Ivan Gergolet.

Sunday, October 21, 2018 appointment with the new TV contest talent dedicated to solos, couples, steps to two, groups. Dance is My Life, is the new program dedicated to dance, where dancers and masters tell their love for dance. As in a real contest the dancers of the various styles, divided into age groups, will be confronted under the watchful and severe gaze of the jury composed of professionals like Alfonso Paganini, Mauro Mosconi, Nancy Berti, Monica Nigro, Daniele Baldi. Alongside their theatrical impresarios and directors of dance schools, they will choose the best and talented dancers to whom the first title of Dance is my life, the new program broadcast on Canale Italia, will be awarded.

Free entry by invitation.

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