The International Competition “Marie Taglioni” will make its debut in Modena the 13th and 14th October 2018 at Teatro Comunale “Luciano Pavarotti” and is addressed to young talents of both classic and contemporary dance.
Named after the greatest dance star of all times, almost a mythological figure and still unsurpassed reference icon, this competition brings to Modena a jury of excellence and many young students of the most prestigious Italian and foreign dance schools competing to achieve the coveted award, giving proof of their excellent physical and technical preparation and their extraordinary expressive and interpretive abilities; the Competition will give its contribution in underlining how classical and contemporary dance can communicate emotions and feelings.
Offering young people an opportunity to grow, spreading the culture of this ancient, but always relevant art, enhancing it, inspiring its study and practice, are the main purposes of the Competition.
This will be an opportunity to make Modena an international dance stage of excellence, also thanks to the presence of the artists who make up the jury and who belong to the Pantheon of dance; in their extraordinary career they have in fact trod the most prestigious theaters of the world, today they devote themselves to teaching to young people and to the enhancement of dance, intended as an artistic expression and as a means for a complete human formation.
The Competition will therefore be an opportunity for a meeting of generations and a comparison of experiences, aspirations and cultures; with and undisputed educational intrinsic value.
The positive repercussions on the image of Modena and its sense of hospitality are guaranteed.
The idea giving life to the dream of creating this competition for Modena was born and grown in the soul of the woman who is the promoter... All of this has become a tangible reality now, thanks to the support and collaboration of the precious friend, maestro Vladimir Derevianko.