Dance: 'Solocoreografico' arrives in Tunis for first time

Saturday June 19, in collaboration with Studio ElHouma

18 June, 18:46

    TUNIS - Solocoreografico, an international dance festival for solo choreographies, is debuting in Tunisia. The festival, founded in Italy in 2014 by Italian choreographer Raffaele Irace, will be held in Tunis on June 19 at 7 PM, thanks to the collaboration with the Cultural multidisciplinary center Studio ElHouma. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, this first edition in Tunis will take place as a film screening at the Studio ElHouma, with a limited public and streamed on Facebook live.

    The year "2021 marks a particular moment in the history of this festival", Irace explained to ANSA. Starting this year, in fact, along with the editions of Turin and Frankfurt (the latest made in collaboration with Gallus Theater), which took place respectively from 2014 and 2018, two editions have been added: one in Oklahoma City as part of the Oklahoma International Dance Festival and the one in Tunis, in collaboration with the Studio ElHouma of Selma Boukef. Expanding its international network, the festival is widening its artistic offer, developing a wide context based on dialogue and the respect of diversity of human and artistic approaches inside which performers and the public can move at ease.

    The first part of the evening in Tunis will be dedicated to Solocoreografico Film Night, the festival's video dance section.

    In the second part, choreographies selected for the 2021 edition will be presented for the first time in Tunis: "Over the fence - Fragole" by Cristina Golin, danced by Rebecca Moriondo; "Free" by Charfeddine Traoriti; "Come era il passato" choreographed by Isabella Legato, performed by Ada Tenuti; "Entre ciel et terre" by Afiadegnigban Kossivi Senagbe; "Mormora" choreographed by Francesco Mangiapane, danced by Ylenia Ambrosino; "Bach" by Collin Connor, danced by Micah Bullard.

    "We have reflected a lot about the opportunity or not of organizing this new edition in Tunis, during the pandemic", explained Irace, adding that "we have reached the conclusion that we always want, especially at this time, to support the artists of dance and we have decided to do it".

    For this particular edition, we have decided to dedicate the framework of the festival to young choreographers and dancers who have confronted themselves with this difficult period. They continued to dance, creating and producing new works that we have the pleasure to show on Saturday, June 19 with the screening of a film at Studio ElHouma for the local public and online for a wider one". "It is important for organizers of Solocoreografico to maintain the atmosphere of the festival, the international dimension, cooperation and the idea behind it, even at times of social distancing. The connection with several international partners is still central for Solocoreografico which will continue collaborations today and in the future, hopefully without travel restrictions, that interrupt many artistic exchanges that we hope to make", concluded Irace.

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