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Danzainfiera 2023
February 15, 2024

Danzainfiera, programme and guests at the big event dedicated to dance and dancing

From 23 to 25 February at the Fortezza da Basso many auditions and shows with world-famous dancers and choreographers

After 18 years, Danzainfiera has not lost its vocation to speak to the entire dance world with the pride and maturity of a great cultural event. To the rhythm of All Beats to Dance, the most important Italian event brings together all the souls of the choreographic world and more at the Fortezza da Basso in Florence from 23 to 25 February.

Danzainfiera, organised by Pitti Immagine, is much more than a trade fair: it brings together the largest clothing and technical service companies, shops and distributors, schools, dance companies, promotion bodies and associations - in all, there will be about 130 exhibitors in the Fortezza at this edition - together with an army of professionals, dancers, choreographers and enthusiasts, and it is the place where young people who aspire to become famous, hold auditions and auditions that can change their lives. But it is also a spectacular event of a high standard.

Rossella Brescia during a lesson at Danzainfiera


There is great expectation for All Beats to Dance - The Gala, curated in the artistic and organisational part by Francesco Volpe, which on Saturday 24 February at 6 pm. 00 hosts great Italian and foreign stars on the stage of the Sala della Ronda: La Scala's étoile Nicoletta Manni and La Scala's prima ballerina - and her husband - Timofej Adrijashenko dance Luminous, to music by Max Richter; the line-up also offers performances by Luisa Ieluzzi and Danilo Notaro, both étoile of the Teatro San Carlo in Naples, with Don Quixotte; sixteen Aterballetto dancers are engaged in Gershwin's Rapsodia in Blue; and again Ana Sophia Scheller principal dancer first in San Francisco and then in Kiev and Alejandro Virelles Gonzalez principal of the Berlin Staatsoper; finally Daniil Simkin, star of the American Ballet Theatre in New York and of the Berlin Staatsballet, the Fresh'N' Clean dancers of Popping, whom the general public got to know and love when they took part in the programme Tú Sí Que Vales. Erika Zuka and Yari Paolone dance Get Over It, with choreography by Stefano Santarelli and music by the Eagles.

Danzainfiera 2023


Over the three days there is the opportunity to audition for many important realities of the dance world: from the Joffrey Ballet School to the ABT Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis School, from the Peridance Capezio Center to the City Ballet San Francisco, passing through the European School of Ballet in Amsterdam and the European Dance Center Paris. As far as Italy is concerned, there are many activities in collaboration with the prestigious Accademia del Teatro alla Scala, the Fondazione Nazionale della Danza / Aterballetto, the only National Choreographic Centre, the Federazione Italiana Danza Sportiva as well as the Coni Promotion Bodies. Auditions are also open for the cast and the Kataklò Dance Athletic Theatre academy in Milan, the first theatre to have introduced athletic theatre to the Italian dance scene. But there are also many novelties: among them 600 Beats, the flash open call launched by Pitti Immagine and EurAsia Dance Project International Network directed by Stefano Fardelli, addressed to young choreographers under 35: the winner will get a cash contribution that will give him/her the opportunity to develop a new artistic project through residencies in artistic dance organisations in Italy and abroad.

Danzainfiera 2023


Many meetings and talks not to be missed, such as those with Nicoletta Manni, (who will present her book La gioia di danzare - The Joy of Dancing), Daniil Simkin (on 23 February), Giuseppe Picone (who will talk about his new essay) and Marinella Santini, author of the book Giocodanza. Among the workshops, we would like to point out those of Musical technique Fosse conducted by Francesca Zaccherini, teacher at the Sistina Academy; of Modern Dance Parsons style with Abby Silva, former dancer at Parsons Dance; of Graham technique with Antonio Fini; the intensive choreographic transmission workshop held by Fabio Crestale, artistic director of the company I funambuli, Paris and the workshops inspired by the Limon technique and the Jooss-Leeder method conducted by Maria Giovanna Delle Donne, Italian dancer of the Tanztheater Wuppertal of the immense Pina Bausch. Here you will find the full calendar of events and the link to book where necessary!


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