N. C. (May 21, 2018)
From May 24 until May 27, the Italian dance festival is showcasing various performances celebrating culture, dance, and visual artistry, providing a platform for Italian dancers to connect with artists in New York City.

The IDACO—Italian DAnce COnnection— festival is May 24-27 at the Baruch Performing Arts Center. This showcase is a collaborative and international, contemporary dance event in its fourth year. IDACO creates an Italian themed, cross-cultural collaboration.

This year, more than 20 dance companies, artists, and filmmakers will be featured.  IDACO presents a wide variety of performances which all include a pre-show film by Parcon NYC and access to Gisella Sorrentino's slide-show and photo exhibit.  The theme for 2018 is intersection and junction focusing on dialogues between countries.  IDACO explains that it wants to “facilitate meeting, joining and crossing distances, creating a zone in between, a shared space for artists of diverse origins where they can have the opportunity to come closer to one another.”

IDACO at the IIC

IDACO is having an opening night event at the Italian Cultural Institute in New York City May 23 at 6pm.  There will be a reception, a presentation of the program, a video screening, and a site-specific performance. The refreshments will be provided by I Trulli Restaurant and Avero Limoncello.

Itinerary of Performances

May 24 at 7:30 pm

Anabella Lenzu/DanceDrama

nancy allison nyc (film) 
Claudia Gesmundo & Vera Sticchi
Intermission: Garret Parker 
Eleina D. Dance Company

May 25 at 7:30 pm

FrameaSubstantia & StatoLiquido
Garrett Parker & Stephanie Noll
Cie Twain physical dance theatre 

Intermission: Garrett Parker 
EnzoCelli/Vivo Ballet  

May 26 at 8 pm

Lost Movement

Virginia Experimental Film (film)
Daniel Gwirtzman Dance Company

Baobab Romeo + Iuvenis Danza (Film)

YY Dance Company

OPLAS/Luca Bruni 

May 27 at 3:30 pm

Dance Film Screening - $10
POPcult /ATERballetto, Virgilio Sieni 

at 5 pm

Site-specific – Audience Engagement

Movement Choir facilitated by Parcon NYC

at 6 pm

pre-show: Parcon NYC 
Ocram Dance Movement
Gruppo e-Motion

Piccolo Balletto Sorano 
Experimental Film Virginia (film)

meltin_pot exphhdancecompany

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