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2019 program

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ITALY 2019

NELEMA VILLAGE RESORT
San Nicola Arcella
July 5 - 21

Mediterraneo Dance Festival an international dance event currently in its 28th 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, kids, beginners, intermediate, advanced and professional, choreographic workshops led by choreographers of important and famous international companies, meetings, exhibitions, competitions, video productions and shows.

A large number of dancers and choreographers attended the festival from distant 1992, the year of its 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 study program is divided into 2 parts called Lab 1 and Lab 2 which will take place from July 5 to 13 and from July 13 to 21 respectively. In Lab 1 there are hip hop, modern jazz, modern contemporary dance styles, and courses are divided into two levels, kids / beginner and intermediate / advanced. In Lab 2, however, the program is composed of more theatrical dance styles, such as modern and contemporary dance, with intermediate /advanced level classes and choreographic labs reserved for advanced and professional levels ( to participate you should take an audition that will take place on first day).

For each single Lab, an events program will be presented, such as the International Competition for Groups and Soloists and the Final Show and Galà with the participation of the students and guest artists, and the Ceremony of Awards and Scholarships for MDF ITALY 2020 and Meeting with the teachers. Also scheduled excursions by boat and bus to visit the local beauties.

LOCATION

MDF ITALY 2019 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. About 2 km. from the characteristic town of San Nicola Arcella with the beautiful and charming beach of the Arch of Magno and a few kilometers from beautiful places like Diamante, famous for 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 you arrive in Basilicata region to meet the renowned 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 by the cultural association Calabria Arte of Reggio Calabria, directed by Basilio Foti, with the collaboration of FB production (China partner), FeelMINI, a creative crew that will produce fantastic images e and video, and support of the amazing 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

LAB 1

WORKSHOPS SCHEDULE LAB 1
Timetable Teacher Course / Level Studio
09:00 - 10:00 Mattia Tuzzolino Hip Hop
Kids 7-11 years / Beginners
Open Stage
09:00 - 10:30 Laura De Carolis Modern Contemporary
Intermediate - Advanced
Dance Studio
10:30 - 12:00 Mattia Tuzzolino Hip Hop
Intermediate - Advanced
Dance Studio
12:00 - 13:00 Julia Spiesser & Lukas McFarlane Modern Jazz
Kids 7-11 years / Beginners
Dance Studio
LUNCH
14:00 - 15:30 Lukas McFarlane Modern Contemporary
Intermediate - Advanced
Dance Studio
15:30 - 17:00 Julia Spiesser Modern Contemporary
Intermediate - Advanced
Dance Studio
17:00 - 18:30 Gianluca Falvo Modern Contemporary
Intermediate - Advanced
Dance Studio
18:30 - 19:30 David Cottle Hip Hop
Kids 7-11 years / Beginners
Dance Studio
19:30 - 21:00 David Cottle Hip Hop
Intermediate - Advanced
Dance Studio
18:45 - 20:45 Megan Lawson Choreographic Workshop
Advanced - Prof.
Open Stage
DINNER

LAB 2

WORKSHOPS SCHEDULE LAB 2
Timetable Teacher Course / Level Studio
09:00 - 11:15 Manuel Rodriguez Contemporary
Intermediate - Advanced
Dance Studio
11:15 - 13:15 Daniele Sibilli Modern Contemporary
Intermediate - Advanced
Dance Studio
LUNCH
14:15 - 16:15 Erika Silgoner Modern Contemporary
Intermediate - Advanced
Dance Studio
16:15 - 18:30 Anne Jung Choreographic workshop
"Jacopo Godani Repertoire"
Advanced - Prof.
Dance Studio
18:30 - 21:00 Medhi Walerski Choreographic Workshop
Advanced - Prof.
Dance Studio
CENA

NOTE: The program of Lab 1 and 2 is subject to possible variations

GENERAL PROGRAM

GENERAL PROGRAM OF LAB 1 July 05 - 13
Day Timetable Event Location
Friday 5 h. 15:00 - 22:00 Check in / Registration MDF Italy reception
Nelema Village Resort
from Saturday 6 to Thursday 11 h. 9:00 - 21:00 Workshops Dance Studio / Open Stage
Saturday 6 h. 22:30 - 24:00 Welcome Party Nelema Pool
Sunday 7 h. 22:30 - 24:00 Meeting with the teachers Dance Studio or Open Studio Theatre
Monday 8 h. 22:00 - 01:00 Trip to San Nicola Arcella center San Nicola Arcella
Tuesday 9 h. 22:30 - 01:00 Impro-Party Nelema Beach
Mercoledì 10 h. 22:30 - 24:00 International Competition for Groups and Soloists Dance Studio or Open Stage
Thursday 11 h. 22:30 - 02:00 Final Party Nelema Pool
Friday 12 h. 10:00 - 12:40 Boat trip Dino Island - Blue Caves and Arco Magno beach
Friday 12 h. 15:00 - 18:00 Final Show Rehearsal Nelema Dance Studio
Friday 12 h. 21:30 - 24:00 "A Sea of Emotions" - Final Show - Gala
Awarding scholarships
Nelema Beach Theatre
Saturday 13 h. 11:00 Check Out Nelema Village
NOTE: The general program is subject to possible variations
GENERAL PROGRAM OF LAB 2 July 13 - 21
Day Timetable Event Location
Saturday 13 h. 15:00 - 22:00 Check in / Registration MDF Italy reception
Nelema Village Resort
from Sunday 14 to Friday 19 h. 9:00 - 21:00 Workshops Dance Studio
Sunday 14 h. 22:30 - 24:00 Welcome Party Nelema Pool
Monday 15 h. 22:30 - 24:00 Meeting with the teachers Dance Studio or Open Stage
Tuesday 16 h. 22:00 - 01:00 Trip to San Nicola Arcella center San Nicola Arcella
Wednesday 17 h. 22:30 - 01:00 Impro-Party Nelema Beach
Thursday 18 h. 22:30 - 24:00 International Competition for Groups and Soloists Dance Studio or Open Stage
Friday 19 h. 22:30 - 02:00 Final Party Nelema Pool
Saturday 20 h. 10:00 - 12:40 Boat trip Dino Island - Blue Caves / Arco Magno beach
Saturday 20 h. 15:00 - 18:00 Final Show Rehearsal Nelema Dance Studio
Saturday 20 h. 21:30 - 24:00 "A Sea of Emotions" - Final Show - Gala
Awarding scholarships
Nelema Beach Theatre
Sunday 21 h. 11:00 Check Out Nelema Village
NOTE: The general program is subject to possible variations

INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION

 INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION

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for groups and soloists
July 10 and 18 h. 22.00
« OPEN STAGE »
Nelema Village

Mediterraneo Dance Festival presents the INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION for Groups and Soloists that will be held for Lab 1 on July 10th and for Lab 2 on July 18th. It will take place at NELEMA DANCE STUDIO or OPEN STAGE 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. Solisti:
    • 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 2020.

Costs:
Cost of participation is euro 45,00 for group for one choreo and euro 15,00 for soloist for one choreo.

Each group or soloist can participate, at most, with two choreographies. Teachers 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 registration form (fill it and send by email at: info@mediterraneodancefestival.com). In case of availability of places you can sign up also during the event. It’s mandatory to give to MDF staff your music (mp3 file or audio CD) at least two days before the competition date.

CONCORSO INTERNAZIONALE
CONCORSO INTERNAZIONALE
CONCORSO INTERNAZIONALE
CONCORSO INTERNAZIONALE
CONCORSO INTERNAZIONALE
CONCORSO INTERNAZIONALE

"A SEA OF EMOTIONS"

A SEA OF EMOTIONS

FINAL SHOW - INTERNAZIONALE GALA
CEREMONY OF AWARDING SCHOLARSHIPS

NELEMA BEACH THEATRE
July 12 and 20 - h. 21.30

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 Competition 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 2020 and for others international dance events.

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