The presence of show business stars was a highlight of this year's edition, including Rossella Brescia, Carolyn Smith, Massimo Romeo Piparo, Petra Conti, Francesco Gabriele Frola, the Choros Ballet, Ivan Cottini, and Milly Carlucci. Carlucci attended to launch the first year of collaboration between Danzainfiera and Simone Di Pasquale's Ballando On The Road-L's Academy of Stars.
"I hope it is a union that will bring us even more talent," said the TV presenter during the three-day Florentine event. And she added: "The common date of birth is a coincidence I knew. It took us 17 years to find each other, but I hope it will be a lasting collaboration."
DanzainFiera showcased a range of dance styles, from classical to contemporary, Afro, hip-hop, and folk, leaving none behind. The event also dedicated space to health, showcasing how dance can serve as a healing method, and highlighted the importance of youth, the primary driver of renewal. The success of Choros Ballet and the "7K - Seven Keys" format with Lala Blhite demonstrated a desire to look to the future, with one eye on the internet and the other on the world of TV series.
Additionally, the Expression International Dance Competition 2023, organized by the I.D.A. International Dance Association was a resounding success, cementing its reputation as Europe's most important dance competition.
As always, Danzainfiera provided ample opportunities for work with over 50 auditions offering real professional prospects for hundreds of young talents. The event was a testament to the fact that dance in Italy is more than expression. It's an economy, art, entertainment, culture, and knowledge, as seen through the various meetings, conventions, and book presentations on the dance system.
The overwhelmingly positive results opened new horizons for the 2024 edition, marking the event's maturity at 18. We're confident that Danzainfiera will continue to surprise and delight its audience in new ways.
We want to thank Antheo pavimenti per la danza, who provided the flooring for the Sala della Scherma, Koreutica for dressing the Danzainfiera staff.
A special thanks goes to Dansez-Vous for hosting Petra Conti, who performed at the Dif Closing Ceremony and held masterclasses with Eris Nezha.