Dears all, 

the 34th edition of FDE (Festival Danza Estate – Summer Dance Festival) is an invitation to a special training for your gaze to discover what is left hidden, the Invisible Landscapes.  

The landscapes we would like to narrate are spaces which house communities, horizons which transform and transforming themselves, territories to be unearthed and explored in all their diversities. Pulsing and sometimes hazardous places which face and propose challenges to the human being and the nature, requesting their ability to adaptation, transformation and regeneration. They are containers of secrets and extremely poetic and visual collective imaginations, in which bodies, gestures and transitions of dance co-exist.

This year’s programme features seventeen shows of companies coming from Italy, France, Israel and Great Britain, as well as special projects, side events and community projects stimulating a fresh look through dance and other artistic languages characterizing our proposals: live music, visual arts, movies and videos.

In the venues hosting the events, they come back to visit us: Silvia Gribaudi, Abbondanza/Bertoni, Alessandro Sciarroni, Aakash Odedra Company, Ginevra Panzetti/Enrico Ticconi and Camilla Monga, together with artists that we are glad to welcome for the fist time: Nicola Galli, Jacopo Jenna, Opera Bianco, Ofir Yudilevitch, Aina Alegre, Sofia Nappi, Qui e Ora.

A special place in our invisible landscape is reserved to the event Germogli. Spazio per la creatività emergente (Seeds. Room for emerging creativity) dedicated to young choreographers selected by a jury of spectators of the Festival, which will host creations by Adriano Bolognino, Tommaso Serratore, Michela Priuli e Collettivo Vitamina. 

We are looking forward to having you with us, to accommodating you in the invisible landscape of the special project Playground Bergamo, to meeting you and exchanging ideas and impressions during the D-Talk, to celebrating together at our opening party and revealing you the artists of TAD Residency 2022.

We are waiting for you, each with their own landscape to share.

Flavia Vecchiarelli – Artistic Director.

FDE – Festival Danza Estate has been for more than thirty years one of the main live show events and the only festival dedicated to contemporary dancein Bergamo.  Many venues in the city and surroundings for meeting internationally famous artists and Italian talent. An opportunity to live the energy of dance invading the city and province.

This event, created by C.S.C. Anymore in 1989 and currently curated by 23/C Art, offers a rich program of shows featuring leading companies on the Italian and international scene and of emerging artists, including first national and worldwide repetition.

Every year Festival Danza Estate provides plenty of quality occasions to see and experience choreutic art at all levels.
The audiences are led on the discovery of contemporary dance through numerous fringe events: meetings, performances, film projections, training courses for dancers and aficionados.

Thanks to collaboration with precious, local cultural partners, every edition takes place in prestigious settings around the city such as the fantastic Teatro Sociale and the cloister of the Carmine monastery, historical location of Teatro Tascabile Bergamo. The network reaches out to squares, theatres and public spaces throughout the province, thanks to the engagement and support of some towns on the outskirts of the city.

Particular attention in the planning is addressed to the younger generations. The KIDS section introduces them to the world of dance and live show, making them protagonists through high quality proposals, suitable for different age ranges.

Festival Danza Estate fosters research and creativity among artists supporting them in the production of plays and providing residential accommodation.
Festival Danza Estatecontributes to cultural growth in the territory, bringing to completion the well-stocked supply of events, museums and activities already available in Bergamo, making the city more attractive to Italian and foreign tourists.

FDE Festival Danza Estate is a project curated by 23/C ART
Via Don Luigi Palazzolo, 23/C, Bergamo (Italia)
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With the support of MiC Italian Ministry of Culture, Lombardia Region, Municipality of Bergamo, ASM Foundation

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