2017 Program

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ITALY2017

REGGIO CALABRIA 12 - 28 July

Mediterraneo Dance Festival, an international dance event currently in its 26st edition, is an annual event of reference for students, teachers, professional dancers and dance enthusiasts. Conceived as a intercultural study- vacation to deepen , improve the technique and style of the different expressions of ballet, modern, contemporary and hip hop, the honor of the presence of teachers and choreographers of world renown.

The program includes dance classes in different educational level, intermediate, advanced and professional, choreographic workshops led by choreographers of important and famous international companies, meetings, exhibitions, showcases, video productions and shows.

A large number of dancers and choreographers attended the festival from distant 1992, the year of it’s birth. Successfully extended from year to year it has become one of the most famous and interesting dance events of international importance, with participants from all over Italy and European countries (Spain, France, Germany, Malta, Netherlands, Sweden, Switzerland, Czech Republic, Hungary, Estonia, Norway, Greece), as well as outside Europe (Russia, Ukraine, USA, Australia, Argentina, Israel, China and Japan ...)

The program is divided in 2 parts called Lab, and will take place in Reggio Calabria from July 12th to 28th. Each Lab has a custom program, which will be described in the following pages.

REGGIO CALABRIA

Reggio Calabria
Reggio Calabria
Reggio Calabria
Reggio Calabria
Reggio Calabria
Reggio Calabria

It’s a fascinating and beautiful city situated right on the tip of the boot, the Straits of Messina in Sicily, where the great volcano Etna and the horizon are visible. Reggio Calabria, the city of the "Fata Morgana", is the spectacular optical phenomenon visible only from the calabrian coast from which the myth originated. As a result of this you can see the images reflected in the Sicilian sea, but above all, you will be in the city which is home to the famous "Riace Bronzes" in its renovated National Museum of Magna Grecia.

WORKSHOPS - SHOWCASES - MEETINGS

Reggio Calabria
Reggio Calabria
MDF

The study activities, workshops, choreographic workshops, showcases, meetings, will be held at the charming Francesco Cilea Theatre of Reggio Calabria, located in the old town on Corso Garibaldi (shopping street). Inside the theater there is the Bar't, a modern bar, restaurant, buffet, café, where participants can take advantage of a special price services, open H. 24. The secretariat of MDF is located in the theater hall.

FINAL SHOW - INTERNATIONAL GALA

Mediterraneo Dance Festival
Mediterraneo Dance Festival
Mediterraneo Dance Festival

The two shows scheduled, one for each Lab, the Final Show and International Gala which include the performance of students with the choreography of their teachers and international artists will be held at the fantastic, impressive amphitheater ARENA DELLO STRETTO located at the center of fantastic sea promenade of Reggio Calabria (waterfront) with the picturesque scenery of Sicily island.

WATERFRONT - BEACH

Reggio Calabria
Reggio Calabria
Reggio Calabria
Reggio Calabria
Reggio Calabria

All participants of MDF ITALY 2017 (teachers, students and auditors) during their stay will have free entrance at the Lido Mahè, located in the center of the sea promenade of Reggio Calabria, with free use of beach umbrellas and sun beds and are entitled to a discount 10% on consumption in the bar and restaurant, will also have free access to the live music evenings and disco.

TOURS

Panorama
Scoglio dell'ulivo
Scilla
Scilla
Taormina
Taormina

In the program for each lab, will be organized two bus trips, on the July 19th and 27th from morning till afternoon you will have the opportunity to visit beautiful places not far from Reggio Calabria. First tour: Scilla / Chianalea / Palmi S. Elia ( about 30 km.), Second tour: Taormina – Sicily (about 55 km.). The detailed program you will find at the reception of MDF situated in the hall of the Cilea theatre.

Mediterraneo Dance Festival is a cultural project, produced by the cultural association Calabria Arte of Reggio Calabria, directed by Basilio Foti, with the collaboration and support of his great staff.

Calabria Arte, along with all the staff and faculty will invite guests to live a fantastic experience offering you ... a sea of emotions!

The program in detail

check in July 12 – check out July 20

LAB 1

July 12

REGISTRATION
h. 15:00 – 21:00 F. Cilea Theater Hall

July 13 - 18

WORKSHOPS PROGRAM
Timetable Teacher Course / Level
09:0010:30 Simona Calanna Aerial Dance
Open level
10:3012:00 Kerrie Milne hip hop
intermediate - advanced
12:0013:30 Lukas McFarlane modern contemporary
intermediate - advanced
14:3016:00 Luju (July 13-15-17)
Cristina Foti (July 14-16-18)
modern jazz (kids)
hip hop (kids)
16:0017:30 Maniek Kotarski hip hop
intermediate - advanced
17:3019:00 Julia Spiesser modern jazz
intermediate - advanced
19:0021:15 Megan Lawson (13-14-15-16 Luglio) modern contemporary
advanced
EVENTS PROGRAM

July 14

Meeting with the teachers and Impro dance

h. 22:30 / F. Cilea Theater

July 17

INTERNATIONAL SHOWCASE
for Groups and Soloists

h. 22:00 / F. Cilea Theater

July 18

Final Party

h. 22:30 / Lido on the beach

19 Luglio

Rehersal for the Final Show

h. 16:00 / Arena dello Stretto

Final Show - International Gala

h. 21:30 / Arena dello Stretto

N.B. The program is subject to possible changes

check in July 20 – check out July 28

LAB 2

July 20

REGISTRATION
h. 15.00 – 21.00 F.Cilea Theater Hall

July 21 - 26

WORKSHOPS PROGRAM
09:3011:30 Gianluca Falvo modern contemporary intermediate - advanced
11:4513:45 Brice Mousset modern contemporary intermediate - advanced
14:0016:00 Erika Silgoner contemporary intermediate - advanced
16:1518:15 Maeva Berthelot contemporary class intermediate - advanced
18:3021:00 Alexander Dubbe
& Carolina Mancuso
Choreographic workshop advanced - prof.
EVENTS PROGRAM

July 22

Meeting with the teachers and Impro dance

h. 22:30 / F. Cilea Theater

July 25

INTERNATIONAL SHOWCASE
for Groups and Soloists

h. 22:00 / F. Cilea Theater

July 26

Final Party

h. 22:30 / Lido on the beach

July 27

Rehersal for the Final Show

h. 16:00 / Arena dello Stretto

Final Show - International Gala

h. 21:30 / Arena dello Stretto

N.B. The program is subject to possible changes

INTERNATIONAL SHOWCASE

for groups and soloists
F. CILEA THEATER, July 17 – 25

Mediterraneao Dance Festival, presents the INTERNATIONAL SHOWCASE for Groups and Soloists to be held for Lab 1 on July 17th and for Lab 2 on July 25th.

The Showcase will take place at the stage of the F. Cilea Theatre of ​​Reggio Calabria, in the presence of all participants. Teachers will judge the choreography with evaluation forms that will be delivered to the participants at the end. The best Groups and Soloists will be chosen to perform at the International Galà in Arena dello Stretto.

Participation is free, reserved only for MDF participants. It will consist of 2 categories: Groups and Soloists. The performances do not need to be of a specific dance style but the group choreographies must not exceed 4 minutes whereas the soloists/duets must not exceed 2 minutes. Each group may submit up to 2 choreographies, soloist just one (there is no guarantee that all the choreographies will be performed as the event must be finished at the certain time).

Registration will be done through the presentation of the registration form (download the application form at the website or apply via email). In case of availability of places you can sign up also at website.

SHOWCASE
SHOWCASE
FINAL SHOW

FINAL SHOW

Student Show - International Gala
Awards Ceremony / Scholarships

Reggio Calabria
ARENA DELLO STRETTO
July 19 – 27

The Final Show concludes the program of each lab and includes two moments of exhibitions, performances which provide Student Show, with the participation of the students that will perform the teacher's choreography of own lab, and the International Gala, with the participation of the best groups and soloists of the Showcase and international guest artists.

The Awards Ceremony will be held immediately after the dance performances, the best students will be awarded with scholarships for MDF ITALY 2018 and for others international dance events in China and Russia.

The venue that will host the Final Show will be a beautiful amphitheater ARENA DELLO STRETTO in the middle of the most beautiful kilometer of Italy, on the fantastic promenade of Reggio Calabria from where you can admire Sicily island, Etna volcano and wonderful sunsets.