Idaco: Italian Dance Connection

M. T. (May 18, 2016)
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. Video IDACO 2015. Program below.

“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. “IDACOnyc” wishes to contribute to a better understanding of cultural diversity.


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 at7:30pm Caterina Rago Dance Company NY, DaCru Dance Company 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 5:30pmNoemi 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.






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