Interdanza the First 2012‐2013
The first Interdanza was born(established) in 2012-2013 culminating with ” Romanian Rhapsody ” (dance of Demi character) at Teatro La Goldonetta to the music by George Enescu and Valentin Bartes’ choreography, danced by the students of the choreography workshop and a Gala Dance by dance schools of Livorno and from Japan under the direction of Alexander Mishutin with an amazing performance of “Pas De Deux” danced by Mari Kawanishi and Alexandr Shpak, soloists of the National Ballet of Berlin.
Interdanza the Second 2013‐2014
The second Interdanza in 2013-2014 has put on stage Don Quixotte to the music by L. Minkus and Valentin Bartes’ choreography at Teatro Goldoni in Livorno and a Gala Dance staged by the guest Japanese students and the students of Tuscany dance schools . The uniqueness of the project is that Italian and Japanese students have danced together with professional dancers in the leading roles as Marina Kanno, soloist of the National Ballet of Berlin and Tigran Mikayelyan, principal dancer of the National Ballet of Bavaria, contributing in this way to the professionalism and all high quality of the proposed work. The second Interdanza hosted an exeptional teacher: Nina Ananiashvili, former prima ballerina of the Bolshoi Theatre, director of the National Ballet of Georgia with a great honor.Interdanza the Third 2014‐2015
The third Interdanza was held in 2014-2015, with a further leap in quality (with the aim to be inserted in the seasonal dance calendar of Teatro Goldoni) has staged “The Sleeping Beauty” to the music by PI Tschaikovski and Valentin Bartes’ choreography on April 29, honoring the World Dance Day celebrated around the world on that day.
The same ” mixed ” formula of students and professionals, with a special appearance by Yoko Honda in the role of Princess Aurora and Valentin Bartes, as a dancer, teacher and choreographer. Next to this production drawn from the classical repertoire was presented a parallel workshop of contemporary dance ” The raw meal ”, a piece by the choreographer Katia Mancini, a “Gala Dance” of dance schools and a piece danced by one of the “Amici” tv show (Simone Baroni from Livorno), as a link between the theatrical world (more like an ”elite ”) and television, certainly closer to young people.
Interdanza the Fourth 2015‐2016
The fourth Interdanza in 2015-2016 aims to be even wider bringing more space for young students and involve them in the first staging of the show. The purpose of the project is to educate younger generation and bring them to theater; to convey the message that it is nice and fun to learn and that the culture is not boring but very rewarding and fun.
There will be offered two shows. The first will be staged with the smallest participants at La Goldonetta on April 28, thus opening a week of work ( April 29 is the World Dance Day) titled “Waiting for April 29 …. ” Entertainment afternoon is suitable for children by workshops of classical and modern dance entrusted by the choreographers Katia Mancini and Sofiya Hristova and Gala schools.
The second show, which is listed among the events of Goldoni Theatre, will stage on May 4 “Coppelia” to the music by L. Delibes and choreographed by Valentin Bartes, great ballet of the Romantic repertoire and also with the ” mixed ” formula of students and professionals. Next to this classic of classics, a laboratory of contemporary will take place entrusted once again by the choreographer Katia Mancini.
Interdanza the Fifth 2016‐2017
The fifth ended with International Ballet Gala “Four steps between the styles” – the “Nutcracker” by Cajkovskij, and Alice in Wonderland”, on 4-th of December 2017, at the Teatro Goldoni of Livorno. Special guests of the evening in the main roles were Yukiko Iwata (Japan), Valentin Bartes (Romania), Andreea Jura & Dan Haja, principal dancers of the Opera of Cluj (Romania). In the period from 29 April to 3 may, the Interdanza Project has proposed Ballet stages, modern, contemporary, pas de deux, pointe/variations, dance history, with international faculty and audition for the Balletto di Verona ballet school.
Interdanza the Sixth 2017‐2018
This edition ended on 13-th of May with the International Ballet Gala “Four steps between the styles – The” Swan Lake” by Cajkovskij, choreography Valentin Bartes and ” Rhapsody ” by George Gershwin, choreography Sofiya Hristova. On stage two brilliant principal dancers Andreea Jura & Dan Haja (State Opera of Cluj-Romania) Anja Ahcin Yehia & Ahmed Yehia (Cairo Opera House-Egypt), Valentin Bartes in the role of Rothbart and Emanuele Co’ (National Academy of Budapest). We had the opportunity to collaborate with the students of the high school of dance Niccolini Palli, led by Professor Sofiya Hristova. Poffesors from the High school of Drama and Choreography “O. Stoia”Cluj (Romania); Luminita Toader and from the Hungarian Dance Academy; Monika Barna, offered their mastery to our students. For contemporary dance we hosted as a guest teacher M° Carl Portal from France.