Dave St-Pierre, the Danza Contemporanea Company from Cuba and the Faso Danse Theatre crew are just a few names of the artists performing for the 8th edition of Equilibrio – the New Dance festival, one the most important contemporary dance happenings, running for the whole month of february in Rome’s Auditorium Parco della Musica.
First held in 2005, Equilibrio gathers well known and new dance troupes for four weeks of creative madness. Established and emerging artists from the four corners of the globe will perform a number of premieres and some of the very latest productions. A display of grace and poetry, a sumptuous event that explores the progress of world dance, theatre and other circus shows.
The young talent of Dave St-Pierre will present on February 25 & 26 “Un peu de tendresse bordel de merde”, a show for adults on love and contemporary utopias, which is the second chapter of his trilogy Sociologie et autres utopies contemporaines.
Cuba’s Contemporary Dance company will perform a show divided in three parts, each designed by a different choreographer: Demo-N/Krazy (Italy’s premiere), Casi (Europe’s premiere) and Mambo 3XXI (Italy’s premiere). On February 12 & 13.
Burkina Faso’s Dance Theatre will present a show with live music and a mix of theatre and dance about the interior fight changing the world and ourselves on February 15.
The Festival will open on February 6 and 7 with the Tezuka show by the Belgian choreographer and dancer Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui, who is also the artistic director of the event, dedicated to the visionary manga artist Osamu Tezuka.
If you want to know what is there to do/see in the area around the Auditorium, read this story on the Flaminio borough
If you are also interested in English language theatre plays here in Rome, read this article.