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ITALIAN DANCE CONNECTION FESTIVAL Announces Contemporary Lineup for 2017

ITALIAN DANCE CONNECTION ("IDACO nyc"), Vanessa Tamburi, Artistic Director announced today its 2017 Festival Week, May 30 through June 4, the organization's third annual contemporary dance and art event in NYC.

A wide variety of artistic styles await audiences, with more than 25 dance companies, artists and filmmakers to participate. Dance workshops, thematic roundtables, site specifics, dance performances and an free, public, opening event on Wednesday, May 31th at 6pm at the Italian Cultural Institute, 686 Park Avenue, will be included in the Festival week.

A weekend of IDACO nyc dance performances will be held at Baruch Performing Arts Center, Friday, June 2nd and Saturday, June 3rd at 7:30pm, and Sunday, June 4 at 5:00pm and 7:30pm. Emerging choreographers and established Italian/international choreographers and artists will be showcased in four different programs of innovative and experimental works. Presentations will also include film screenings and intermission dance performances in theater-specific spaces. *Full line up below. Tickets at

"IDACO nyc" 2017 will focus on the theme TransformAction, in an effort to draw attention to artistic responses to ongoing personal, social and political change. Our lives are defined by continuing transformation, by the constant reshaping of our circumstances. The act of making art is a response to this alteration/substitution. The actuality of becoming different drives our actions.

ITALIAN DANCE CONNECTION, "IDACO nyc," is a platform for Italian artists visiting and living in New York, and for New York artists who want to take part in a dialogue with Italian culture, exploring and sharing their unique paths through movement, choreography and the visual arts. "IDACO nyc" seeks to encourage networking and artistic research between multiple creative resources, cross cultural boundaries and offer an artistic platform while cultivating a sense of shared identity. The organization hopes to create space for new collaborations and offer a supportive, inspiring and creative environment for dancers, movers, performance artists, video artists, musicians, and all creative people interested in the "art of movement."

IDACO nyc was founded by Vanessa Tamburi and Enzo Celli in 2015. The IDACO Festival is curated and produced by FLUSSO dance project, in collaboration with the Italian Cultural Institute New York and The Baruch Performing Arts Center and in partnership with INSCENA Festival - Radio Nuova York - VIVO Ballet - Mare Nostrum Elements ECS - Anabella Lenzu Dance Drama - Umanism - Between the Seas - Ticino in Danza - Valentina Celada - Italytime - Italian American Museum.


· PRE-SHOW EVENT at Italian American Museum - Tuesday, May 30 at 6pm, 155 Mulberry St, New York, NY 10013. Presentation of young artists, with video projection and dance program. Free; suggested donation, $10. Open to the Public.

· OPENING EVENT - Italian Cultural Institute Wednesday, May 31 at 6pm, 686 Park Avenue, NYC 10021 Free and open to the public, will include a reception, program presentation, video screening and site specific performance.

· "IDACO Nyc 'ON & OFF'" - June 2nd and 3rd at 7:30pm, June 4th at 5:00 and 7:30pm BARUCH PERFORMING ARTS CENTER, 55 Lexington Ave, NY (Entrance on 25th St.)

Cast to Include: Abarukas, AlphaZTL/ Fabula Saltica, Anabella Lenzu/DanceDrama, Azul Dance Theatre, Balletto Teatro di Torino, Compañía Improvisada, Cie Twain/physical dance theatre, DaCru Dance Company, Douglas Dunn + Dancers, Jacob Kruty /ECS Mare Nostrum Elements, Equilibrio Dinamico, FLUSSO dance project, Milano Contemporary Ballet, Clarissa Fattoruso & Giorgia Vitali, Grazia Capri, Gessica Cipriano, Parcon NY, VEICOLO DANZA, Sarah Nagle & Justin Ross

· FILMMAKERS PRESENTING AT IDACO nyc EVENINGS: Angelo Silvio Vasta/Caterina Rago, Coreografo Elettronico, Experimental Film Virginia, FrameaSubstantia, Nancy Allison Dance & Film

THE Italian Cultural Institute
686 Park Avenue, New York, NY 10021
Free and open to the public.

55 Lexington Ave, NYC (Entrance on 25th st.)
New York, NY 10010
(646) 312-1000

General Admission- $30
Baruch Alumni - $25
Baruch Faculty/Staff $20
Students - $15 (ID required)
OVATION TIX Phone: 866-811-4111

Baruch Performing Arts Center
June 2-3 at 7:30pm; June 4 at 5:00pm and 7:30pm

Friday June 2nd, 7:30pm

Pre-show Evol - Gessica Cipriano IT

Anabella Lenzu/DanceDrama NY

Douglas Dunn + Dancers NY

Compañía Improvisada IT

Intermission Parcon NY

Angelo Sivio Vasta/ Caterina Rago film IT

Abarukas NY

Saturday June 3rd, 7:30 pm

Pre-show Clarissa Fattoruso & Giorgia Vitali IT

Balletto Teatro di Torino (program 1) IT

Experimental Film Virginia (Film) NY

FLUSSO dance (film /dance) NY

Intermission Sarah Nagle & Justin Ross NY

Nancy Allison Dance & Film (film) NY

Equilibrio Dinamico IT

Sunday June 4th, 5:00 pm

Pre-show Grazia Capri IT

Void Dancers - Jacob Kruty ECS NY

ECS /Mare Nostrum - Jacob Kruty NY

FrameaSubstantia (film ) IT

Azul Dance Theatre NY

Coreografo Elettronico ( Film) IT

Cie Twain, Physical Dance Theatre IT

Sunday June 4th, 7:30 pm

pre-show Parcon NY

AlphaZTL/ Fabula Saltica IT

Coreografo Elettronico (film) IT

Milano Contemporary Ballet IT


Experimental Film Virginia (Film) NY

Balletto Teatro di Torino (program2) IT


"The project IDACO nyc was born with the intent to create a festival to promote Italian contemporary and modern dance in the USA, a concept that hasn't been thoroughly explored.

In 2015 and 2016, the first and second edition of this festival had a strong significance on the audience, stimulating their curiosity by presenting a unique collaboration between American and Italian artists in NYC, working independently or within organizations, coming from different disciplines and using a wide array of media. The curators boldly aimed for connecting artists, cultures, and communities, while presenting exciting work to their audience, bringing inter-cultural dialogue to the forefront, and encouraging a global vision of ART.

In recent years, several Italian artists found a fertile creative ground in NYC, as the considerable stimulation of creative input the city offers represents an opportunity for many to question themselves and to grow. With this intention, IDACO nyc wants to give Italian contemporary dancers and choreographers the opportunity to bring their ideas abroad, connect with local artistic communities in NYC, and have their work seen and acknowledged in the USA." - Vanessa Tamburi, Co-Founder and Artistic Director, IDACO nyc

"I'm not interested in how people move; I'm interested in what makes them move." - Pina Bausch

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