International Dance Competition

International Dance Competition Spoleto sbarca in Cina e raddoppia. Gli auguri del Direttore Generale Paolo Boncompagni e le novità del 2021

As 2020 has drawn to an end, it is stock-taking time for the Spoleto International Dance Competition, cancelled this year by the insurging pandemic.

The organizing board did never stop though, and in the last few weeks, general director Boncompagni and artistic director Irina Kashkova, have reached an important agreement with a Chinese company, a leader in technical clothing for the dance sector, which will enable the Italian competition to become even more international than it already is.

The only such competition in Italy to be featured in the International Federation of Dance Competitions, IDC Spoleto will be twinned with the Chinese Competition for the next three years; the Chinese leg of the event will take the name of International Dance Competition Spoleto – China, will be promoted by Wuhu Rensheng Avenue Cultural Media. The event will take place in February, most likely in telematic mode. The brand, which originates from the Chinese province of Anhui, in the Jinghu District, has already collaborated with very important subjects active in the international dance scene, including the Prix de Lausanne. The Artistic Director of the Chinese Competition will be Francesco Ventriglia, internationally renowned choreographer and several times member of the jury of the Spoleto Competition.

We are very pleased to have closed this deal in such a hard year. The competition could not take place in Spoleto this year, yet we never stopped working. The 2021 edition will be richer thanks to this agreement. In fact, the winners of the Chinese Competition will come to Spoleto to take part in the Spoleto competition starting from the semi-final stage. 12 young talents will be hosted in Spoleto by our organisation, 6 from the classical section and 6 from the modern section. In general, the visibility of the Spoleto event in China will be great and this makes us very proud and gives us hope in the new year for a possible twinning between Spoleto and the Chinese city where the competition takes place, in order to offer new business opportunities to our partners. My main wish is to be able to return soon to the dance halls, the stages and the theatre to live our dream.

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