The renowned Festival Danza Estate, at its 30# edition in 2018, is one of the main performing arts events in Bergamo and it is the only festival dedicated to contemporary dance in the City.
The event, scheduled between May and July and organized by 23/C ART COOP. SOC, includes thirteen unmissable performances of Italian and European Companies, in addition to numerous side events hosted in different locations in the city and in surrounding areas.
Bergamo Alta, the Upper Old Town, is the main setting of the event, with some prestigious and historical locations as the esteemed Teatro Sociale and the Historical Museum with its ancient medieval Saint Francesco Cloister.
So, we are waiting for you, don’t miss the Festival and the chance to enjoy in Bergamo!
DANCE EVERYWHERE FOR EVERYONE, FROM RESEARCH TO EXPERIMENTATION
The shows in the programme are many and varied, from great national first nights to emerging companies, beside some prominent names who will perform on important stages in the city and other local performance sites of undeniable heritage, architectural and artistic value.;.
And, as for Bergamo with its many resources, the section dance km0 aims to give space and opportunity to emerging companies in the city. Particular attention will be paid to the new generations with dance kids, which will accompany the youngest ones to discover dance and live performance, making them protagonists with many opportunities included in the programme of Summer Dance Festival.
DANCE TO BE SEEN...AND DONE!
Multidisciplinary projects include authors' seminars, themed conversations, residences and co-productions.
All this with a constant interweaving of different forms of artistic expression and, specifically, the world of dance in continuous transformation together with theatre, opera, acrobatics, circus, video projections, live music and new technologies.
FOCUS PINA: Pina Bausch, revolution in dance
To celebrate the thirtieth edition of Summer Dance Festival, the major German choreographer and dancer, Pina Bausch, will be the protagonist of a particular detailed thematic study as part of the triennial project:
FOCUS PINA: Pina Bausch, revolution in dance, which brings various events to Bergamo about this extremely significant character on the world scene in contemporary dance and theatre-dance, with photographic exhibitions, meetings and speeches, performances, shows and much more.