The special edition of LibriANDance on the 21st May was entitled Connected Remotely: Book presentation, Discussions & Events on Dance & Beyond.

LibriANDance is an initiative promoted by the National Academy of Dance Library with the management of the Academy and its department of social media communication. The forums were originally held on the stage of the Ruskaja Theatre at the headquarters of the Academy but due to Covid 19 the events had to reinvent themselves. By going online, the informal discussions by the specialists, practitioners, supporters and lovers of dance can continue and remain “connected albeit remotely”.

 

LibriANDance is an initiative promoted by the National Academy of Dance Library with the management of the Academy and its department of social media communication. The forums were originally held on the stage of the Ruskaja Theatre at the headquarters of the Academy but due to Covid 19 the events had to reinvent themselves. By going online, the informal discussions by the specialists, practitioners, supporters and lovers of dance can continue and remain “connected albeit remotely”.

 

On the 21st May a special edition of the LibriANDance forums took place as a live stream broadcast from the Facebook pages of the National Academy of Dance, Rome. The 1 hour live event, viewed by over 1k, was a promotion of the upcoming 18th edition of the Premio Roma Danza 2020 -Video Dance awards that will be held on line between the 8th-12th July.

La thématique principale de la soirée portait sur la volonté de se réinventer chaque jour sans jamais perdre de vue ses propres objectifs. La crise sanitaire, que le monde traverse, nous a obligés à rester dans une condition d’immobilité, mais certaines personnes ont eu la chance de pouvoir continuer de pratiquer, d’une façon différente, leur propre passion. L’Académie s’est tout de suite adaptée à cette nouvelle situation en continuant son activité didactique et en décidant de « retranscrire » sur les réseaux sociaux une compétition Internationale de Danse. « Il faut s’adapter sans perdre le côté physique qui permet à l’image d’être transférée à travers un écran » ou encore « la séparation physique n’est pas une séparation sociale » comme précise Enrica Palmieri. La capacité de transformer les difficultés en ressources positives est le moteur de cette fantastique initiative qui a permis à l’Académie de reformuler et de repenser le PREMIO ROMA DANZA 2020 en créant un évènement sur mesure pour les réseaux sociaux.

Maria Elena Cuomo, president of the Cuomo Foundation, featured as the guest of honour during the lively online conversations. The principal active participants were Enrica Palmieri, director of the National Academy of Dance, AND; Laura Sciortini, head of communications at AND; Gianluca Bocchino head of the AND library; Dino Verga and Teri Janette Weikel, teachers of contemporary dance technique at AND; Morena Malaguti pianist and collaborator with AND, Maria Grazia Marrazzo current student at AND ; Toni Flego, winner of the Premio Roma Danza 2019 award.

The informal live video discussion focused on the will to reinvent oneself without ever losing sight of ones own goals. The global health crisis enforced us into a state of immobility but some are able to continue their own passions in new practises. As Enrica Palmieri the director of the Academy pointed out “It is necessary to adapt without losing the physical side that allows the image to be transferred through a screen” and “physical separation is not a social separation”. The ability to transform is the artistic driving force behind the reformulation of this years’ Premio Roma Danza 2020 which is being held for the first time online as a dance video edition. The Cuomo Foundation is the official 2020 sponsor of this years’ online dance video awards.

Premio Roma Danza

An international dance competition held annually and organized by the Accademia Nazionale di Danza.

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