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2020 program

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ITALY 2020

NELEMA VILLAGE RESORT
San Nicola Arcella
July 10th - 26th

Mediterraneo Dance Festival, an international dance event currently in its 29th edition, is an annual event of reference for students, teachers, professional dancers and dance enthusiasts. Conceived as an intercultural Study-Vacation to deepen, improve the technique and style of the different dance expressions: modern, contemporary and hip hop, it is honored by the presence of world-renowned masters and choreographers.

The program includes dance classes in different educational levels, kids, beginners, intermediate, advanced and professional, choreographic workshops led by choreographers of the most important and famous international companies, meetings, exhibitions, competitions, video productions and shows.

A large number of dancers and choreographers attended the festival since 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 in Europe, 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 study program is divided into 2 parts:
Lab 1, which will take place from July 10th to 18th with courses of hip hop, modern jazz and modern contemporary, divided in 3 levels, kids/beginner, intermediate, advanced/ prof.;
Lab 2, from July 18th to 26st, where the program is composed of more theatrical dance styles, such as modern and contemporary dance, with intermediate and advanced/prof. level classes and choreographic labs reserved for advanced and professional levels.

Every single LAB is enriched by a series of other events, such as the International Competition for Groups and Soloists, the Final Show and Galà with the participation of the students and guest artists, the Ceremony of Awards and Scholarships for MDF ITALY 2021 and the Meeting with the teachers. Scheduled, there are also visits to enchanting places and villages nearby, and boat trips to admire the beautiful crystal clear waters as well as the fantastic rocky coastline.

LOCATION

MDF ITALY 2020 will take place at NELEMA VILLAGE RESORT, a fantastic property located along the Tyrrhenian coast of Calabria in the famous and renowned Riviera dei Cedri. Nelema Resort is part of San Nicola Arcella, a characteristic town with beautiful and charming beaches, that include also the famous Arco Magno, and it's a few kilometers far from beautiful places like Diamante, famous for its artistic murals and where is the small Cirella island, Praja a Mare with the Dino island and the famous medieval and maritime village of Scalea.
At about 20 km north direction there is the Basilicata region with the beautiful town of Maratea and the imposing statue of the Redeemer.

MDF participants will have the opportunity to visit these locations and will be able to take part in boat trips to admire the beauty of the coast with the characteristic caves of Arco Magno and the Blue Caves).


Mediterraneo Dance Festival is a cultural project, produced and organized by the cultural association Mediterraneo Arte of Reggio Calabria, directed by Basilio Foti, with the collaboration of FB production (China partner), FeelMINI (photo and video production), and the support of its amazing staff.

Mediterraneo Arte, along with all the staff and faculty invite all to live a fantastic experience offering you ...A SEA OF EMOTIONS!

The program in detail

LAB 1

WORKSHOPS SCHEDULE
Timetable Teacher Course / Level
08:30 - 09.30 Mattia Tuzzolino Hip Hop
Kids Program 8-12 / Beginners
09:30 - 11:00 Mattia Tuzzolino Hip Hop
Intermediate / Advanced
11:00 - 12:00 Andrey Strelkov Urban Contemporary
Kids Program 8-12 / Beginners
12:00 - 13:30 Gianluca Falvo Modern Contemporary
Intermediate / Advanced
13:45 - 14:45 Isabella Blum Modern Jazz Funk
Kids Program 8-12 / Beginners
14:45 - 16:15 David Cottle Hip Hop
Intermediate / Advanced
16:15 - 17:45 Emma Evelein Urban contemporary
Intermediate / Advanced
17:45 - 19:15 Julia Spiesser Modern Contemporary
Intermediate / Advanced
19:15 - 21:00 Lukas McFarlane Modern Contemporary Choreographic Workshop
Advanced / Prof.

LAB 2

WORKSHOPS SCHEDULE
Timetable Teacher Course / Level
08:45 - 11:15 Matan David Gaga + Contemporary Chor. Workshop
Advanced / Prof.
11:15 - 12:45 Andrea Ward Modern Contemporary
Intermediate / Advanced
14:00 - 15:30 Erika Silgoner Contemporary
Intermediate / Advanced
15:30 - 17:00 Daniele Sibilli Modern Contemporary
Intermediate / Advanced
17:00 - 18:30 Megan Lawson Modern Contemporary
Intermediate / Advanced
18:30 - 21:00 Kor'sia Dance Company (Mattia Russo & Antonio De Rosa) Contemporary Choreographic Workshop
Advanced / Prof.

Note: the program is subject to possible variations

GENERAL PROGRAM

GENERAL PROGRAM LAB 1
July 10 - 18
Day Timetable Event Location
Friday 10 15:00 - 22:00 Check in / Registration MDF Italy reception
Nelema Village Resort
from Saturday 11 to Thursday 16 8:45 - 21:00 Workshops Dance Studio
Saturday 11 22:30 - 24:00 Meeting with the teachers Dance Studio
Sunday 12 22:30 - 00:30 Impro contest Dance Studio
Monday 13 22:15 - 00:45 Trip to San Nicola Arcella
Transfer on request by MDF Point before July 12
San Nicola Arcella
View point / Old town
Tuesday 14 22:30 - 24:00 International Competition for groups and soloists Dance Studio
Wednesday 15 22:15 - 00:45 Trip to Praja a Mare
Transfer on request by MDF Point before July 14
Praja a Mare
Walking Street / Church of the Madonna of the Cave
Thurdsay 16 22:30 - 01:00 Final pool party Nelema Pool
Friday 17 10:00 - 12:45
Free transfer Nelema Village / Nelema Beach. Meeting point at Nelema Beach Bar h. 09.45
Boat trip
On request by MDF Point before July 16. Price tat € 15.00 adults/ € 10.00 kids under 12.
Dino Island and Blue Cave / Arco Magno beach
16:30 - 19:30 Final Show Rehearsals Open Stage Nelema Beach
21:30 - 24:00 "A Sea of Emotions" - Final Show and Gala
Ceremony awarding Scholarships MDF Italy 2021
Open Stage Nelema Beach
Saturday 18 10:30 Check Out Nelema Village
Note: program subject to possible variations
GENERAL PROGRAM LAB 2
July 18 - 26
Day Timetable Event Location
Saturday 18 15:00 - 22:00 Check in / Registration MDF Italy reception
Nelema Village Resort
from Sunday 19 to Friday 24 8:45 - 21:00 Workshops Dance Studio
Sunday 19 22:30 - 24:00 Meeting with the teachers Dance Studio
Monday 20 22:30 - 00:30 Welcome pool party Nelema Pool
Tuesday 21 22:15 - 00:45 Trip to San Nicola Arcella
Transfer on request by MDF Point before July 20
San Nicola Arcella
View point / Old town
Wednesday 22 22:30 - 24:00 International Competition for groups and soloists Dance Studio
Thursday 23 22:15 - 00:45 Trip to Praja a Mare
Transfer on request by MDF Point before July 22
Praja a Mare
Walking Street / Church of the Madonna of the Cave
Friday 24 22:30 - 01:00 Final pool party Nelema Pool
Saturday 25 10:00 - 12:45
Free transfer Nelema Village / Nelema Beach. Meeting point at Nelema Beach Bar h. 09.45
Boat trip
On request by MDF Point before July 24. Price tat € 15.00 adults/ € 10.00 kids under 12.
Dino Island and Blue Cave / Arco Magno beach
16:30 - 19:30 Final Show Rehearsals Open Stage Nelema Beach
21:30 - 24:00 "A Sea of Emotions" - Final Show and Gala
Ceremony awarding Scholarships MDF Italy 2021
Open Stage Nelema Beach
Sunday 26 10:30 Check Out Nelema Village
Note: program subject to possible variations

INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION

INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION

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for groups and soloists
July 14 and 22 - h. 22.30

Mediterraneo Dance Festival presents the INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION for Groups and Soloists that will be held for Lab 1 on July 14 and for Lab 2 on July 22. It will take place at NELEMA DANCE STUDIO in the presence of all participants.

Categories International Competition LAB 1:

  1. Groups:
    • Kids / beginners
    • Intermediate / advanced
  2. Solisti:
    • Kids / beginners
    • Intermediate / advanced

Categories International Competition LAB 2:

  1. Groups:
    • Intermediate / advanced / prof.
  2. Soloists:
    • Intermediate / advanced / prof.

Prizes:
The best Groups and Soloists will be chosen to perform at the International Galà and will receive awards and Scholarships for MDFITALY 2021.

Costs:
Cost of participation is euro 65,00 for group for one choreography and euro 25,00 for soloist for one choreography.

Conditions of participation:
Each group or soloist can participate, at most, with two choreographies. Teachers of each lab will judge the choreography with evaluation forms that will be delivered to the participants at the end, and everyone will receive a certificate of participation. Competition is reserved only for MDF participants. The performances do not need to be of a specific dance style but the group choreographies must not exceed 6:00 minutes whereas the soloists must not exceed 3:00 minutes.

Each Registration will be done through the presentation of the participation form, fill it and send it by email to info@mediterraneodancefestival.com. It’s mandatory to give to MDF staff your music (file mp3 or audio cd) at most two days before the competition date.

INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION
INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION
INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION
INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION
INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION
INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION

"A SEA OF EMOTIONS"

A SEA OF EMOTIONS

FINAL SHOW - INTERNATIONAL GALA'
CEREMONY OF AWARDING SCHOLARSHIPS MDF ITALY 2021

OPEN STAGE NELEMA BEACH
July 17 and 25 - h. 21.30

The Final Show “A SEA OF EMOTIONS“ concludes the program of each LAB and includes two moments of exhibitions: Students Show, with the participation of the students that will perform the teacher's choreography of own lab; International Gala, with the participation of the best groups and soloists of the International Competition, and performances from international guest artists.

The Awards Ceremony will be held immediately after the dance performances, where the best students will be awarded with scholarships for MDF ITALY 2021 and for others international dance events.

FINAL SHOW
FINAL SHOW
FINAL SHOW
FINAL SHOW
FINAL SHOW
FINAL SHOW

KIDS PROGRAM

KIDS PROGRAM

A study program, designed and dedicated to children aged 8 to 12 years and adult beginners.

There will be three teachers, international choreographers, who will teach three different styles, hip hop with Mattia Tuzzolino (Italy), Isabella Blum (Germany) who will teach modern jazz funk and Andrey Strelkov (Russia) regarding urban contemporary style, a contamination of contemporary dance and hip hop.

Every day you will study for 3 hours, each teacher's lesson will last an hour, for a total of 18 hours.

At the end of the week the choreographies of each teacher will be staged at the Final Show which will take place in the fantastic and suggestive scenery of the Open Stage of the Nelema Beach.

And then, another beautiful project will complete this interesting study week, the creative staff of FeelMINI, with the production of MDFITALY, will produce a Video Clip with the participation of the KIDS Program dancers.

KIDS PROGRAM will be frequented by Italian dancers but also by many kids from different foreign countries, this meeting will be very useful for an intercultural exchange and will certainly be a positive and beautiful life experience.

Teachers

Isabella Blum

Isabella Blum

Teacher and choreographer of Modern Jazz at the IWANSON international school in Munich. Professional dancer.

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Mattia Tuzzolino

Mattia Tuzzolino

He participated in the TV Show ?Amici? in the year 2018. Choreographer of the TV Show ?Dance Dance Dance? in Italy and Holland. Assistant choreographer of ?Amici ? 2019 - 2020.

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Andrey Strelkov

Andrey Strelkov

International dancer, teacher and choreographer. He studied in Russia and completed his studies abroad. From 2019 he moved to Italy.

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