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International Dance Week in Spoleto

Spoleto Perugia, Italy

Spoleto back with the art capital of the Sixth International Dance Week 7 to 12 April 2014!

There are 140 registered dancers! A prestigious international jury will award the talents of the dance world's most crystalline.

The dancers meet young prisoners: a special show of Hip Hop in the District Prison in the cloister of St. Nicholas an exhibition and a film made by inmates who are studying art in prison Majano.

The opening show "The Little Prince" was made in collaboration with schools: 800 students have joined Spoleto.

Tribute to the great choreographer Alberto Testa Aurelio Millos

Film review of film about dance

Conference nutritionist Pietro Migliaccio

Critics' Prize at the most talented young dancer: the jury, along with journalists and Sara Zuccari Antonella Manni, Emilio Carelli, director of historic SkyTg24

Seven days to remember: 7 to April 12, 2014 Spoleto will host the expectation International Dance Week, the most important industry event held in Italy. The highlight will be the twenty-fourth edition of the prestigious International Competition, a sort of Oscar's "sixth art" for the best young dancers in the world.
And 'the only Italian event, among the many events that take place every year in the beautiful country, accepted in the International Ballet Competition Federation, the world federation that combines the most important dance events.
Spoleto, such as Moscow, Varna, Perm, Berlin, Istanbul becomes one of the capitals of the world of dance.
There are 140 young dancers of the professional schools, from every corner of the globe, enrolled in four sections of the competition: "Classical", "Pas de deux", "Modern and Contemporary" and "Choreographic composition". Accompanying teachers, friends and family. This year the event returns to its historic headquarters of the Cloister of St. Nicholas who for seven days will be transformed into a colorful pool of talent.
But it's all coming back to the city a cosmopolitan atmosphere to breathe between exhibitions, performances, film festivals and conferences that flock to the varied program of the 2014 edition, which was officially presented at a press conference convened at the headquarters of the Foundation Cassa di Risparmio di Spoleto, the organization that sponsors and supports the event together with the Ministry of Education, the City of Spoleto and the Foundation Antonini.
The value of the project for the area has been highlighted by the President of the Fondazione Cassa di Risparmio Sergio Zinni, who spoke of the young dancers emerging as future ambassadors of Spoleto in the world. The Director General Paolo Boncompagni, President Alberto Testa and artistic director Irina Kashkova, stressed the increasingly close link between the city and the event, which continues to grow: only increase from 2013, enrollment increased by 55 %.
It 'was announced a unique initiative, a great social impact, which marks the 2014 edition of the event: the International Dance Week meet with young inmates of the prison house of Majano Spoleto in two separate appointments.
On April 10, the Hip Hop dancers of the company "Street Style" by Paolo Aloise will perform in the home district in a show dedicated to the prisoners. And the young inmates in prison who attend the Art Institute, will have the opportunity to exhibit their work in the courtyard of the cloister of St. Nicholas: "No space, no time" is the title of the exhibition, open from 8 to 12 April. Will be on display three-dimensional models made by young inmates along with photographs, drawings and videos.
Paolo Boncompagni, director general of the International Dance Week, but also stresses the importance of social art initiative: "We have built together, with joy, this special appointment with the director of the Prison Luca Sardella and with the commander of the prison, Mark Piersigilli. doubleheader This is almost a unique opportunity to become aware of the wealth of activities, projects and aspirations that are also present within the prison world. Art students of the home district and the future stars of the dance that meet is the educational message and hope that we like to bring to the attention of the public. Cultivate and enhance the talent, with the love and passion of teachers is our common mission. "
Tuesday, 8 Cloister of Saint John will host at 12 am also a film preview of exception: the dance-movie "The Passion" by Andrea Forte Calatti. A medium-length film that follows, in the touching vision of the director, the last hours of Christ. The cast is all La Scala and the role of Christ is interpreted by the first dancer Antonino Sutera.
The International Week of Dance will be officially opened April 4 from a show inspired by the book "The Little Prince" by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry. Under the direction of Arturo Cannistrà and direction of Anna Marletta, students will dance Dance Events Association Terni.
The exhibition is dedicated to the students spoletini of elementary schools, middle and high schools during the school year that they have read the text of the famous French writer who, even today, holds the record for most translated book in the world.
Are 800 students who have joined the initiative, created in collaboration with the Department of Social Policy and Youth of the Municipality of Spoleto and the National Federation of Associations Schools of Dance (FNASD). The show will be replicated in future editions with the involvement of other regional association of dance.
Another special initiative was organized in collaboration with the movie theater Frau: "Dance in film." For the duration of the event, will be screened in the historic hall of Spoleto some of the most famous films in cinema history who have had dance as a protagonist. It begins April 7 with "West Side Story" by Jerome Robbins and Robert Wise. On April 8, will be screened "A Chorus Line" by Richard Attenborough and the next day "Singin'in in the Rain" by Stanley Donen and Gene Kelly. Minirassegna close the film "Pina" by Wim Wenders.
The edition of 2014 is dedicated to the great choreographer Aurelio Milloss of Hungarian origin, founder of the Italian modern ballet. Albert will remember the 25th anniversary of the death, on April 9 in the conference room of the Cloister of St. Nicholas.
At the same venue, by Spoleto books, four books will be presented with the "sixth art" as the protagonist: "Pointes on Music" by Mariella Ermini; "On the Dance. Memories, reflections - How to read a Ballet "by Albert; "Dance Lessons" by Flavia Pappacena and "Elizabeth Terabust: the worry of perfection" by Emanuele Burrafato.
Afterwards, Peter Migliaccio, nutritionist, dietician, president of the Italian Society of Food Science, will give a lecture "The principles of proper nutrition between scientific reality and myths."
The best young talents in the dance world will be consecrated on the evening of 12 April, at the end of the Grand Gala, during which the finalists will perform in front of an international audience.
Among the prizes will be awarded money prizes, scholarships, internships and training courses in the best theaters in the world.
The Competition jury, chaired by Alberto Testa, is formed by some of the biggest names in the dance world: Francis Gizzi, internationally renowned choreographer; Vyacheslav Gordeev, artistic director of the Ballet Company of the Russian State Ballet of Moscow; Jan Broeckx, director of the Academy of Dance in Monaco of Bavaria; Sanja Maier of the Rotterdam Dance Academy and Paul Aloise, a choreographer and a leading exponent of Italian hip-hop.
A special jury of journalists instead assign the expected Critics Award, reserved for the most talented young dancer. The award, one of a kind, was born in 2012 at the behest of Paul and Sara Boncompagni Zuccari. Today it is the most prestigious award in the Italian dance competitions. Sara Zuccari, director of the Journal of Dance, the first online newspaper in Italy dedicated to the world of dance and ballet is the president of the jury. For the occasion, will be joined by Emilio Carelli, historian and director of SkyTg24 by Antonella Manni, a journalist for Il Messaggero.

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