"An innovative form of universal communication, which merges the visual and performing arts, and permeates the civic fabric offering a citywide display for the community, the visitor, and the passerby"
THE DAP FESTIVAL IN PIETRASANTA
DAP Festival brings together the various aspects of the city of Pietrasanta, famous for its foundries, the artisan shops of marble, and its galleries, in a unique project of dance, music, choreography, and art for the promotion and enhancement of the territory and of the city's artistic and cultural heritage.
Performances and Master Classes, through the integration of various arts such as dance, music, sculpture, photography and video, encourage choreographers and national and international dancers to experience the city space in a new global vision of live entertainment.
The usual summer art exhibition presented each year by renowned masters of sculpture, within the complex of Sant'Agostino and in Dome Square, offers itself as a source of inspiration for choreographers and national and international dancers.
The final artistic production is presented at the La Versiliana Theater in Marina di Pietrasanta in a final performance entitled DAP Festival Gran Galà.
The Three Sections of DAP Festival
“Danza in Arte a Pietrasanta” proves to be a unique Festival where the performing arts (dance and music) blend with the visual arts to give rise to a new and engaging universal language that manifests itself even outside the traditional theatrical space, reaching the viewer in outdoor locations, surprising them with unexpected and suggestive performances.
Divided into three sections: Artistic Project, Choreographic Platform, and International College, it is set up as an event of wide media visibility, not only in Italy, but also in Europe, Russia, and The United States of America, thanks to the international imprint of Adria Ferrali Artistic direction and all her collaborator’s who planned it with the aim of promoting cultural exchanges and to offer a unique and innovative experience to dancers from all over the world.
The choreographic Platform
The choreographic platform includes a series of dance companies, choreographers and artists of national and international level that are included in the performance calendar and invited to present their shows in the city's theatrical spaces (www.dapfestival.com)
The performances of the choreographers take place between the stage of the Teatro Comunale, the Church of St. Augustine, the Grand stage of La Versiliana, and the Pietrasanta International Sculpture Park. The performances transform the city's spaces into improvised theaters. The dance reaches the public by animating the wonderful artistic sites in a constant. The events in the open spaces and around the sculptures are called the “Dance of the Invasion.”
The study project is open to professionals and students age 13 and up and is developed on a structured program of Master Classes that are daily held in various spaces: the stage of the Teatro Comunale of Pietrasanta, the Sala dell’ Annunziata which is placed in the “Bozzetti Museum” complex, the “Barsanti Gym” (both set up as a ballet studio) and the marvelous rooms of “Palazzo Panichi” (now also home to the Bozzetti Museum) for music theory and singing. Dance rehearsals are also held in the Green House and on the La Versiliana Grand Stage in Marina di Pietrasanta. The students of the various disciplines have the opportunity to be integrated into the projects of Guest Choreographers and to present their own creations both at the students' Gala and at other events. One of the great novelties of the Dap College is to highlight the coaching of its Master Classes through the teaching of national and international choreographers of the Choreographic Platform.
THE DAP COLLEGE
The DAP College is a study project open to professionals and students, from 11 years of age, with Master Classes that take place daily on the stage of the Teatro Comunale di Pietrasanta and on the stage of the La Versiliana Theater in Marina di Pietrasanta. The students have the opportunity to be integrated into the artistic project of the guest choreographers and to participate in the students' Gala. The young choreographers, upon selection, will be able to present their creations at the Grand Gala of the students at the Teatro Comunale and in the Pietrasanta International Sculpture Park. One of the great novelties of DAP College is that it highlights the teaching of its Master Classes through the teaching of international choreographers chosen to participate in the Choreographic Platform.