REGGIO EMILIA: the city of Dance. Reggio Emilia is ready to welcome the XI Edition of Festival Aperto, which will be held from September 21st to November 26th, 2019. The stage of these shows will move from the Valli Theater to the Ariosto Theater, to the Cavallerizza Theater, Aterballetto Foundry, and Maramotti Collection.
Furthermore, from October 10th to 13th the Fifth Edition of NID – New Italian Dance Platform. The goal is to bring and introduce new and stimulating elements in the relationship between programming and production. Four days to discover the best productions of Italian dance.
The 5th Edition of the NID Platform will be held in Reggio Emilia, a city with a long tradition of dance appreciation renowned for the discernment of its audiences and one of the country’s most significant site for the production, attending and distribution of live performance. Over the years, Reggio Emilia has come to be known as a European “Dance Capital” thanks to the Emilia-Romagna Region’s constant support of auteur dance, a steadily increasing production of performances, and the professional expertise and qualities brought to the fore by both its time-honored dance companies and emerging young artists. Reggio Emilia’s theatre system itself is veritably unique in Italy: the three theatres managed by Fondazione I Teatri, Teatro Municipale Valli, Teatro Ariosto, and Teatro Cavallerizza are positioned around one single square at the heart of the city. The setting is completed by La Fonderia, the headquarters of Fondazione Nazionale della Danza/Aterballetto, a nearly unique example in Italy of the conversion of an emblem of a city’s economic-industrial history into a cultural hub dedicated to dance in its many forms of expression.
The theme of the Festival Aperto 2019 will be “A mystery that is a richness: the moon. A wealth that is a mystery: diversity”. The Festival is placed in this metaphorical threshold between inside and outside: tradition and invention, memory and research, light and shadow, home and travel. During the event, classical music concerts will take place on the Reggio Emilia stage, projects combining art, dance, and music, but also shows that combine technology and dance.
Moreover, Reggio Emilia is renowned not just only for the dance and its theatres, but also for its history, art, food, and landscapes. From the castles on the hills to the museums in the lowland, visiting a Traditional Balsamic Vinegar factory or tasting Parmigiano-Reggiano, there is no way that you’ll forget your visit.
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