Romaeuropa Festival


1:30 pm - 5:30 pm

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romaeuropafestivalInitiated in 1986 and accompanied by growing success, the Romaeuropa Festival, now at its 33th edition, is currently renown as the most important Italian festival and, according to the Wall Street Journal, one of the top four in Europe for the promotion and diffusion of contemporary arts, theatre, dance and music. Cult and trendy at the same time, in the last thirty years Romaeuropa Festival has presented the best of today’s artistic production, boasting a devoted and constantly increasing public. Composite as its public, the festival knocks down conventional barriers between “high” and “mass” culture, in the name of exchange, union and intertwine of culture and expressive codes. Each year Europe, America, Oceania, Asia, Africa meet in the Italian capital in a spectacular wave of dance, theatre, music, cinema, meetings with artists, visual arts and technological challenges. Sounds and artistic expressions of five continents build an intense, aesthetic experience stretched over two months of performances into an articulated geography of spaces.

The festival will be hosting a WhoLoDancE-dedicated event, entitled “WHOLODANCE EXPERIENCE – LAB & Performance @ Romaeuropa Festival” (7 October, La Pelanda Cultural Centre, 13:30 – 17:30), composed of four interconnected activities:

  1. the projection of WhoLoDancE videos focused on the project tools and their potential application in choreography, 13:30 – 14:00;
  2. an interactive laboratory including web-based demos, live dance demonstrations with multimodal tools and hands-on sessions, 14:00 – 16:00;
  3. a live dance performance co-realised by K. Danse and Stocos specifically for the occasion, 16:30 – 17:00;
  4. a meeting with the public to discuss achievements, open challenges and potential applications of the WhoLoDancE approach to dance as well as to other connected, movement-related disciplines (e.g., sports, wellness, rehabilitation, etc.), 17:00 – 17:30.

The event will be hosted at the cultural centre La Pelanda, a former slaughterhouse which has now become a living space for events and temporary exhibitions.

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