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FINI INTERNATIONAL DANCE FESTIVAL

FINI  INTERNATIONAL DANCE  FESTIVAL

Company:

ANTONIO FINI

Location:

Ailey Citigroup Theater, 405 West 55th Street
New York, NY

Dates:

Thursday, August 30, 2018 - 8:00pm

Tickets:

www.danceaward.org

Company:
ANTONIO FINI


FINI  INTERNATIONAL DANCE  FESTIVAL
Performances by companies from Italy and the U.S.
Awards to Gianni Santucci, Luciana Paris, Virginia Lensi
Thursday August 30 at 8 PM
Ailey Citigroup Theater, 405 West 55 Street
Tickets for performance: $35; $20 for students & seniors
    ($99 tickets include performance and cast party)
Reservations: www.danceaward.org


Director/producer ANTONIO FINI, native of Calabria and recent guest artist with the Martha Graham Dance Company, announces the closing event of his International Dance Festival - a Gala Celebration of Italian and international artists, with performances by guest companies from Florence, Marche, Pescara and Turin, Italy, along with U.S. based companies with an Italian connection.  The evening will also include awards to outstanding dance figures from Italy.  The Lifetime Achievement Award will go to choreographer Gianni Santucci, born in Arezzo, Tuscany; the Extraordinary Dancer Award to ABT's Luciana Paris; and Milan native Virginia Lensi, a new corps member of ABT, will receive the Rising Star Award on Thursday, August 30 at 8 PM at the Ailey Citigroup Theater, 405 West 55th Street.

The full summer festival of classes and performances is held in Italy, Bulgaria and New York: July 10-29 in Villapiana Italy; performances August 4 & 5 at the Stara Zagora Opera Theater in Bulgaria; and August 19-30 in New York at the Creative Cultural Center on Christopher Street.   The Festival concludes with the performance and presentation of awards August 30th at the Ailey Citigroup Theater.


The evening will include performances by:

  • EMOX BALLET of Florence Italy
  • PERLA DANCE COMPANY of Marche Italy
  • BALLETTO DI PESCARA of Italy
  • Soloist from the TURIN TAP FESTIVAL, Italy
  • New York area companies:
  • BUGLISI DANCE THEATRE
  • FINI DANCE NEW YORK
  • MICHAEL MAO DANCE
  • ABARUKAS DANCE COMPANY
  • and more...


GIANNI SANTUCCI (Lifetime Achievement Award), choreographer of dozens of operas, films, TV productions and movies in his native Italy, as well as the U.S., France, Israel, Switzerland, Czech Republic, Germany, Lithuania, Finland, Greece, Spain, Belgium, Hungary, Oman, Russia, and Japan.  Former recipients of the Lifetime Achievement Award are Luigi, Elena Albano, Edward Villella, Alessandra Corona, Alessandra Ferri, Jacqulyn Buglisi, and Terese Capucilli.

LUCIANA PARIS (Extraordinary Dancer Award), former principal dancer with Julio Bocca's Ballet Argentino, currently soloist with American Ballet Theatre.

VIRGINIA LENSI (Rising Star Award), trained in her native Milan at the La Scala Ballet School, danced with ABT Studio Company and joined the ABT corps in January 2018.

 

Photo by Rachel Neville. 

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