Sculpture, music and dance: Pietrasanta, with twelve shows, hosts the third edition of Dap Festival, by 16 29 to June. The main theme of the 2019 exhibition, in which international contemporary dance comes into contact and dialogues with the figurative arts, will be the great monumental exhibition of the Uruguayan Pablo Atchugarry, set up between Piazza Duomo and the Sant'Agostino complex. His works will be a source of inspiration for the show of matter and movement of one of the protagonists of the event, the American choreographer expert in aerial dance and contemporary Miriam Barbosa.
"An initiative that we have been supporting since its inception - said Marco Stella, vice president of the regional council - because we believe that dance represents a universal language among peoples". The vice-president reiterated the importance of the presence, at today's meeting, of the United States consul Benjamin Wohlauer and the Danish consul Guido Ferradini, who "together with the Region support the municipality of Pietrasanta".
Speaking of Pietrasanta, the deputy mayor Elisa Bartoli he called it "a perfect stage for this festival, a combination of art, dance and music". Consul Wohlauer intervened to reaffirm the importance of cultural relations between Italy and the United States: "We are celebrating our bicentennial - he said - and we are pleased to be able to support this festival. Art and cultural exchange are milestones of our bilateral Italian-American relationship but above all with Tuscany. The first console was named 200 years ago just to take care of the artists who wanted to visit Florence ".
Performances choreographed and animated by internationally renowned dancers from around the world will be held between the Teatro Comunale; the church of Sant'Agostino where 16 June at 21.30 will host the Opening Night Gala inspired by the works of Pablo Archugarry; La Versiliana, where 29 at the 21.30 will take place on Saturday the final gala with the ethno Maria Kochetkova, Joaquin de Luz and other international guests. Even the squares and squares around Pietrasanta's works of art will host events. The 21 adds a party by the sea at the Ostras Beach. And then, events also in the streets of the center such as the so-called "Dance of the Invasion", which with improvisation will take the everyday life of the beautiful village of Versilia to the streets, alongside the walk of the people, to bring the performances out of places usually to them deputies.
"The festival - as he said Adria Ferrali, creator and artistic director - she is also a school. In fact, masterclasses will be held by the same choreographers and dancers who are protagonists of the event and, given the fame of the event, even the students come from the four corners of the planet, including the important universities of Troy University (Alabama), of Kemerovo (Russia) and the Royal Danish Ballet Odense ".
Among the leading artists, in addition to Miriam Barbosa, there will be the American star of the Martha Graham Dance Company Katherine Crockett who will present one of the most significant ballets of the Graham repertoire, the Mn Dance Company directed by Slovenian choreographers Michal Rynia and Nastja Bremec Rynia. Then there will be the Venezia Balletto with choreography by Sabrina Massignani, the Israelis Vertigo with the creations of Noa Wertheim. There will be no shortage of topical issues, such as the evening of dance and reflection against violence against women, in collaboration with Doppia Difesa (Michelle Hunziker's foundation against discrimination, abuse and gender-based violence).
Other events not to be missed: the Royal Danish Ballet with Tim Matiakis, Tamara Fragale, the Sicilian Giovanni Napoli who presents his choreographies with the support of Michele Merola Contemporary Dance Company, the star of classical ballet Maria Kochetkova accompanied by the famous dancer Joaquin De Luz soloist of the New York City Ballet and the Danish choreographer and dancer Sebastian Kloborg, the French choreographer Bruno Pradet, the Stockholm company founded by the choreographer Sigge Modigh who collects solo dancers of the Royal Swedish Ballet, Roberto Zappalà, the Russian Stanislav Ponomarev and a pole- avant-garde dance in Twyla Tharp style.
The professor also attended the meeting with journalists Tori Lee representing Troy University. The teacher recalled that in Pietrasanta there will be around a hundred American students who will bring graphic arts, journalism, dance and music to the city.