by Luca Ferrari, for the magazine Granviale.it
"The locals where stopping us in the street to thank us," says enthusiastic artistic director of the festival, Vidhi Bogdanovska, "For us this is the greatest recognition that we have." The event, produced by the Cultural Association Company Music & Dance Design in collaboration with the City of Venice and the Office of Culture of the Municipality of Lido Pellestrina.
A event, waiting for the new Palazzo del Cinema dei Congressi, has helped to bring color, culture and warmth to the entire island.
Saturday, March 19 instead, under the influence of a fabulous full moon, the Pearl Theater has turned on the lights for "Silk Road - The Way of Oneness" with the first artist to perform, Kamellia (Japan), which has moved everyone with his dance of life dedicated to his people wounded by the terrible earthquake of 11th March. They then alternate Miriam Peretz (Israel / USA), Larissa Vesci (Venezuela / Spain), Manisha Gulyani (India), Ambili Abraham (India / Italy), Namire (Italy), Estelle Shao (China), Francesca Pedretti & Company of New Light incredible Diva Ali Murat (Turkey).
For the closing day, Sunday, is fired when the "Silk Road Award". After the performance of competitors, while the jury was committed nell'ingrato task of reward only three, have exhibited the winners of the last edition: Patrizia Pin, Michele Compagnone and Valentina Manduchi. In 2011, however, the three wonderful prizes donated by the President Francesco Scarpa of the New Murano Gallery, went to Satie Sagara from Japan (best artistic innovation), the Russian Ebru (best performance), the Italian Anna Veronica Vitiello (best choreography) , and finally an extra prize donate from Silk Road Production to Duetto, Ebru together to the young fellow Daria Konekova.
"Dear Friends, I'm still taking advantage of the positive charge and energy proposals through which I truly regenerated," writes Giuliana Govoni excited from Bologna, from an extract of his long e-mail sent to the organizers, "Kamellia was incredible, showing us with the purity of your mind and tough discipline of his body, how we can transform the terrible tragedy in his homeland and his people in pure harmony, is bending like the reed seems to lose all the weight specified by giving the 'effect fluctuate slightly above everything."
The social network Facebook in the meantime, the artists themselves on their personal pages, and not only that, they commented and described their experience, all dedicated to the passion and the desire to return to the Lido in 2012 even Larissa Vesci the dancer from Hispanic / Venezuela, who has electrified audiences of the second day of the festival with flamenco. "Already back from beautiful Italy, I would say that I lived day magical and unforgettable and impressive with great artists from around the world," he writes, "thanks to Vidhi Bogdanovska, his production team and the great Silk Road Projects. I remain deeply in love with Venice Lido and so many beautiful memories. "
"Thank you for this invitation so interesting, open and full of great artists and people. It was a really unique festival," are the lovely words of Amira Krisztina Nemeth, "I can not wait for next year. There have been exciting meeting. magic, inspiration and a great energy. "
The smell of the earth calls for a new transformation. The collective thought has joined the perfection of one big world. Today we are all on board. Among the temples, galaxies, walkways and handwritten letters. Today we all exchanged names, and we found our way home without having to request information.
Photos and article by Alessandro Voltolina and Luca Ferrari
Venice Dance Festival 2011, Ambili Abraham © Alessandro Voltolina
Venice Dance Festival 2011, Estelle Chao © Alessandro Voltoina
Venice Dance Festival 2011, Miriam Perez © Alessandro Voltolina
Venice Dance Festival 2011, il pubblico balla © Alessandro Voltolina
Venice Dance Festival 2011, Silk Road Award © Luca Ferrari
Venice Dance Festival 2011, arrivederci al 2012... © Luca Ferrari granviale.it
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di Alessandro Voltolina
Immaginate un ballo che affondi le sue radici in una terra indefinibile. Dove un passo diventa un attimo dopo esperienza, e l’ondeggiamento del ventre tramanda l’unione multiculturale che ci ha forgiato uniti, e distinti.
Danze Persiane. Bollywood. Flamenco Orientale. Bellydance Turco. Balli sciamanici. Tribal Bellydance Emozionale. Fusione Cinese. Danze Zingare Turche e Russe. L’Occidente e l’Oriente si scoprono impetuosi innamorati. Un infinito percorso dove ogni luogo diventa fermata e ricerca di un nuovo viaggio, pronto per dare il proprio contributo alla perfezione della fertilità e della trasformazione. La Danza si svela come arte essenziale per trasportare la fragranza del pensiero collettivo.