PRESS and REVIEWS
"A historical evening of dance"
Gothenburg Posten Sweden
"The show is truly excellent: we dare call it, simply perfect"
Rivista Musical Italy
"An evening full of poetry"
La Provincia" Cremona Italy
"spectacular interpretation of Adria Ferrali
"an exciting show that has managed to hit the soul and sensitivity of the public"
La Cronaca Cremona Italy
"superb choice of music"
Montgomery Advertiser the USA
"entirely in the spirit of her great matriarch, Martha Graham". "her dance moves from the soul and the movements of the powerful and elegant Florentine are of a sculptural sophistication"
Der Spiegel Berlin Germany
“An outstanding performance!”
Ravenna News Italy
“She is the reflection of our traditional roots that will never fade”
M° Cesare Lanzoni Actor
"I have known Adria Ferrali for many years. She has performed under my direction with the Martha Graham Dance Ensemble and Martha Graham Dance Company. In November 1993, I brought her with me to the Netherlands as an Assistant and Demonstrator for the restaging of Martha Graham's masterwork, Diversion of Angels, for the Het Nationale Ballet Company. At that time I trained her on techniques and methods of working with ballet dancers in modern dance choreography. Adria did an excellent job and later used this knowledge in her work at the Royal Danish Ballet School.
Most recently I rehearsed with Adria, as a performer/dancer, in October 2014 at the 92nd St Y, on my choreography titled "The Cry." We reconstructed the piece for her so that this dance will endure to the next generation.
Adria is a talented, gifted performer, teacher, and choreographer and I am proud of her achievements over the years"
"She danced with the Martha Graham Dance Company, she brings a fire and passion for not only dance but for ideas... she also brings a reminder of the standard to which we should aspire. She's very passionate and energetic, and we're so glad she's here"
Prof. Tori Lee Averett
Chair of the Dance Theater Department at the Troy University Alabama USA
"The Festival's creator is Adria Ferrali, a long-time dancer at the Martha Graham Dance Company, a generous animator of the challenging project. Dap and Ferrali place themselves with enthusiasm outside any rigid cliché, starched conventions, and the thousand prejudices that stop the Italian festival scene in photocopy. The purpose of the Dap is to create a wide-ranging cultural event in Versilia to weld a community of national and international dance professionals around it.
The goal set by the Dap Festival, despite its small budget, has already been achieved. The attendance of artists and students at the fifth Edition has grown exponentially, in an exchange of forces and liveliness that does not want to stop the summer or rest.
In a meeting made necessary by closeness and respective vocations, in the stage immersed in the Versiliana pine forest, the Final Gala of the Dap was proposed, with various interesting contributions, which simultaneously inaugurated the curtain calls of the Versiliana. At the opening of the evening, "On to Pop", choreography by Ferrali herself, chose Tamara Fragale and Isaies Santamaria for terse research on movement, including oscillations, jolts, and jolts in a trampoline, with explosions, on stage, of steps to two where, in a red thread of abandonments and new encounters, the understanding and the tension between the two interpreters became constant"
"With its historical monuments and contemporary vibrancy, Pietrasanta is the ideal setting for experimental dance: five new choreographies by renowned artists at the DAP Festival. Pietrasanta, with its grand Piazza Duomo and streets adorned with monumental sculptures, along with the splendid Chiostro di Sant'Agostino surrounded by elegant marble columns and numerous art galleries, has, for seven editions, transformed into a city stage, the perfect space for the DAP Festival directed by Adria Ferrali. The event continues to grow in the quality of its offerings and features both Italian and international names in contemporary dance"