Bogotá, Jul 16 (EFE) .- The Cali International Dance Biennial will present in its fifth edition an innovative and atypical agenda with face-to-face and virtual shows, due to the coronavirus pandemic, which promises to put the best of world choreography on stage .
From November 9 to 15, more than 400 artists will be on stage representing the talent and creativity of 11 countries.
They will do so under the slogan ‘Other Worlds, Other Dances’, with which the biennial curator will exalt the foreign companies that will participate, the genres that coexist in Colombia and the new languages that are born from the fusion between dance and other artistic disciplines.
“We designed a fifth hybrid version: with virtual and face-to-face programming, in which we assume the Biennial as an important global showcase and an opportunity for the talent, culture and new languages of dance in Colombia to spread even more nationally and international “, has assured the artistic director of the event, Juan Pablo López, quoted in a statement.
Senegal, France, Spain, Uruguay, Brazil, Canada, India, United Kingdom, Germany, Israel and Japan, in addition to Colombia, will offer works and great choreographic proposals of various dance genres, formats and disciplines.
Attendees will also have at their disposal an academic agenda that will include colloquia, launches of research books and dialogues on dance, as well as a training strip in which they will be able to participate in various workshops with Colombian and international teachers.
“The face-to-face programming will take place in different theaters in Cali and at the La Licorera Dance and Choreography Center, and the virtual one, through a platform that will offer open and free events for all audiences”, explain the event organizers held every two years since 2013.
The national launch of the fifth edition will be this Saturday, July 17 at the Jorge Eliécer Gaitán Theater in Bogotá, where two works by the Incolballet de Cali National Contemporary Dance Company will be presented: “LAK” and “La Cura”.
The pieces will be presented for the first time in the Colombian capital, which will also be the guest of honor city.
According to the organizers, those attending the Biennial will see the result of an “artistic residency” with the French urban-style dancer Krump Anne Marie Vahn – Nach and 10 dancers from Bogotá and Cali, plus the presentation of the solo “Celulle” by the same artist.