ITALIAN DANCE CONNECTION Sets 2016 Festival Lineup, 5/24-28

ITALIAN DANCE CONNECTION ("IDACO nyc"), Vanessa Tamburi, Artistic Director announces its 2016 Festival Week, May 24-28, the organization's second annual contemporary dance and art event in NYC. A wide variety of artistic styles await audiences with over 20 dance companies, artists and filmmakers to participate. Dance workshops, creative residencies, thematic roundtables, site specifics, dance performances and an opening event on May 24th at 6pm at the Italian Cultural Institute, 686 Park Av, NYC are included in the Festival week. Events will be held in various locations; all dance performances are to be held at the Sheen Center,18 Bleecker Street, NYC. Performances begin on Wednesday, May 25 at 7:30pm.

"IDACO nyc," founded by Vanessa Tamburi and Enzo Celli, is curated and produced by FLUSSO dance project in collaboration with the Italian Cultural Institute New York and in partnership with Vivo Ballet - Anabella Lenzu/ DanceDrama - Umanism - INSCENA Festival - Mare Nostrum Elements/ECS.


The "IDACO nyc EXPERIENCE" May 25, 26, 27, 28 at 7:30pm at the Sheen Center, will present work dedicated to the innovative projects of Italian/international choreographers and artists. The "IDACO nyc EXPERIMENT," at 5:30pm on May 28 at the Sheen Center, will feature experimental projects focusing on young, emerging Italian/international choreographers and artists. The "Experience & Experiment" evenings will also include film screenings and intermission dance performances in theater-specific spaces.

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" 2016 has the theme ID-ENTITIES, focusing on the disorienting and stimulating nature of cultural, gender, racial, ethnic and class differences. "IDACO nyc" wishes to contribute to a better understanding of cultural diversity.

THE "IDACO nyc" PROGRAM:

  • OPENING EVENT - ITALIAN CULTURAL INSTITUTE Tuesday, May 24 at 6pm will include a reception, program presentation, video screening and site specific performance. Italian Cultural Institute, 686 Park Avenue. Free and open to the public.
  • "IDACO Nyc 'EXPERIENCE'" - SHEEN CENTER May 25, 26, 27, 28 at 7:30pm Caterina Rago Dance Company NY, DaCru Dance Company IT, Fabrizio Favale /Le Supplici IT, FLUSSO dance project NY, KoDance IT, Laccioland Company IT , Anabella Lenzu /DanceDrama NY, Silvia Gribaudi IT, Jennifer Muller / The Works NY, VIVO Ballet IT/US. AT INTERMISSION: Amaris Dance NY, Evol - Gessica Cipriano NY - Parcon Project NY
  • "IDACO nyc 'EXPERIMENT'" - SHEEN CENTER May 28 at 5:30pm Noemi Di Gregorio and artists NY, Forza Malizia Dance Company NY, Khensani Mathebula & Dancers NY, KoDance IT, Lone King [Projects by Marissa Brown] US, [VESSELS] US. AT INTERMISSION: Evol - Gessica Cipriano NY Mare Nostrum Elements/ECS selection NY; AT INTERMISSION: Evol - Gessica Cipriano NY

DOCUMENTARIES AND FILMMAKERS PRESENTING AT IDACO nyc "EXPERIENCE" and "EXPERIMENT" EVENINGS: Luca Ciriello IT, AlphaZTL Company of Dinamic Art/ Vito Alfarano IT, Robero Casarotto / Operaestate Festival Veneto IT, Virginia Experimental Film US/ Coorpi IT.

TICKETS: http://sheencenter.org/shows/idaco-nyc-italian-dance-connection/
General Admission: $25
Students $15
Packages: 2 shows: $45 - 3 shows: $70 - 4 shows: $90

"IDACO nyc" Experience/Experiment
The Sheen Center
18 Bleecker Street
New York, NY 10012
(212) 925-2812

ABOUT "IDACO nyc"

"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, the first 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



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