Focus Young Mediterranean and Middle East Choreographers 2018

In the second year of programming, Focus Young Mediterranean and Middle East Choreographers 2018, a project supported by La Francia in Scena, the artistic season of the Institut français Italy / Embassy of France in Italy, widens its geographical dimension and its artistic mobility and intercultural dialogue action including artists from complex backgrounds such as Syria and Iran.

From March to September and crossing the Italian territory from Turin to Catania, the project develops a programming of work sessions, short and long format performances, offers young choreographers selected artistic residencies and opportunities for in-depth study through meetings with others artists and with the public, organizes workshops and master classes, focusing in particular on the exchange of performative practices between foreign and Italian artists and supporting shared projects.

Sina Saberi (Iran), Mithkal Alzghair (Syria), Radouan Mriziga (Morocco), Seifeddine Manai (Tunisia), Jadd Tank (Lebanon), Nora Alami (Morocco), Tommaso Monza, Giovanna Rovedo (Italy), Shady Abdelrahman, Ibrahim Abdo (Egypt), Radhouane El Meddeb (Tunisia), Bassam Abou Diab (Lebanon), Jacopo Jenna (Italy), Suhaee Abro (Pakistan), are the selected artists for the 2018 edition.

This year the Focus involves fourteen Italian structures* and can count on the collaboration of BIPOD / Beirut international platform of dance and Maqamat Dance Theatre, Beirut.

Within the project Fabbrica Europa presents:

Radhouane El Meddeb
À mon père, une dernière danse et un premier baiser
May 10 | Stazione Leopolda, Florence

Bassam Abou Diab, Jacopo Jenna
May 23 and 25 | PARC Ex Scuderie Granducali, Florence

Sina Saberi
Prelude to Persian mysteries
June 1 | PARC Ex Scuderie Granducali, Florence

Sina Saberi
June 2 | PARC Ex Scuderie Granducali, Florence


* ACS – Abruzzo Circuito Spettacolo (Festival Corpografie) – Pescara, Associazione Armunia (Festival Inequilibrio) – Castiglioncello (LI), Associazione Culturale Basilicata 1799 (Città delle 100 scale Festival) – Potenza e Matera, Associazione Culturale Danza Urbana (Danza Urbana Festival) – Bologna, Associazione Culturale Mosaico Danza (Festival Interplay) – Torino, Associazione Triangolo Scaleno (Festival Teatri di Vetro) – Roma, C.L.A.P.Spettacolodalvivo (La Strada Festival) – Brescia, Anghiari Dance Hub – Anghiari (AR), Cross Festival – Verbania (VCO), Fondazione Fabbrica Europa per le Arti Contemporanee (Festival Fabbrica Europa) – Firenze, La MaMa Umbria International (in collaboration with Festival dei 2Mondi) – Spoleto (PG), Marche Teatro (Inteatro Festival) – Polverigi (AN), Scenario Pubblico / Compagnia Zappalà Danza – Catania, Fondazione Teatro Comunale Città di Vicenza (Festival Danza in Rete) – Vicenza










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