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Great Cloister Santa Maria Novella

Florence Dance Festival

In Boston Dance Theater's first international engagement, the company travels to Florence, IT to perform at Florence Dance Festival!

Florence Dance Festival
Florence Dance Festival

Time & Location

Jul 20, 2024, 9:30 PM – 11:00 PM

Great Cloister Santa Maria Novella, P.za di Santa Maria Novella, 18, 50123 Firenze FI, Italy

About The Event

We are thrilled to announce that Boston Dance Theater (BDT) will spend the second half of July performing at the Florence Dance Festival (Italy) as well as providing a series of workshops for local professionals, through a 5 day intensive format. These will be BDT’s first international performances and workshops. The Florence Dance Festival has previously hosted notable American companies such as Bill T. Jones and Trisha Brown - we feel so honored to be invited!

At the festival, the artists of BDT will be performing two works from the newly premiered 'Pinnacle Works' program - Delicate Blue by Alessandro Sousa Pereira and If as If by Itzik Galili. It is a joy to perform these works, along side repertory by Baye & Asa, based in New York!

"The Florence Dance Festival was created with the dual purpose of promoting the art of dance and simultaneously contributing to the relaunch, rediscovery, and sometimes rebirth of various public places ( Anfiteatro delle Cascine , Roman Theater of Fiesole , Piazzale Michelangelo , Piazza Santissima Annunziata , Courtyard of the Bargello National Museum , Great Cloister of Santa Maria Novella ) sharing the pleasure of dance with an increasingly vast and varied audience. In thirty years of activity, the Festivals have proposed shows of the highest artistic and cultural value with the involvement of world-renowned artists and companies ( Maurice Bejart, Merce Cunnignham, Antonio Gades, Corps de ballet of the Teatro San Carlo of Naples, Parsons Dance , Trisha Brown Dance Company, New York City Ballet, Fondazione Nazionale della Danza / Aterballetto, Sankai Juko, Compagnia Zappalà Danza, Nederlands Dance Theater 2-NDT2, Bill T. Jones, Michael Clark Company, Sergei Polunin, Batsheva, Trockadero, Kibbutz) . Furthermore, it promoted and produced shows that valorized young emerging choreographers and dancers with evenings dedicated to new proposals."

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