Equilibrio Festival 2019

Aurora Boreale a Roma

from Sun 10 Feb to Tue 26 Feb 2019
Equilibrio Festival 2019, entitled NORTHERN LIGHTS IN ROME dedicated to north-European countries (Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden) is the crowning event of a three-year project celebrating European contemporary dance and ballet. Following the previous editions dedicated to France and Germany, Fondazione Musica per Roma has put together an ambitious and multifaceted programme that will be staged in the welcoming spaces of Auditorium Parco della Musica: a large-scale experimental project with a varied and wide-ranging line-up that besides dance – the festival’s key discipline – will also give space to other aspects gravitating around this popular and unique art, different from all other global visual and performative arts. The evocative theme of Northern Lights was chosen to draw the interest of the Rome-based public towards the always fascinating and stimulating northern European cultural scene. In 1859, Rome witnessed the extraordinary spectacle of a real aurora borealis. Today, in 2019, that unique “light dance” is embodied by the works of a selected group of diverse choreographers, dancers, plastic artists and composers presenting the best of their production. Rome’s dance scene welcomes a wide selection of performances of the highest artistic and aesthetic value. The subjects addressed during this year’s edition include “The Seed Bank” and its future, the memorable adventures of various Italian artists in Scandinavian countries, the history of the Sami people, and the new talented choreographers emerging on the world dance scene; live performances will be accompanied by an exceptional series of projections of the latest dance films.
Once again, NORTHERN LIGHTS IN ROME underlines the importance of contemporary dance as a form of communication and fraternization, two essential elements for our modern world and the construction of a better future. From 10 February to 26 February, Auditorium Parco della Musica welcomes this great celebration encapsulating and expressing a cultural and humanistic message of the highest importance.
Roger Salas