- The 8th International Dance Campus of Valencia starts on Monday, 14 August, organised by Asociación de Danza y Arte del Mediterráneo (ADAM), in collaboration with the Hortensia Herrero Foundation. This edition will bring together 125 students from around the world and will last until 25 August. As in previous editions, this event will take place at La Petxina Cultural and Sports Complex.
The International Dance Campus of Valencia is a meeting place for dance students and professional dancers directed by Gema Casino Penalba which holds its 8th edition this year. It will consist of twelve days during which dance students will breathe dancing in a privileged environment, La Petxina Cultural and Sports Complex. Thanks to this Campus, young dancers will have the opportunity to improve their skills and work with the creations of internationally renowned choreographers. The programme includes classic dance lessons, male-oriented technique, pointe technique, pas de deux and different workshops led by prestigious choreographers such as Yoko Taira, Douglas Lee, Demis Volpi, Nacho Duato, Tony Fabre and Gentian Doda.
Moreover, the main change in this edition will be the addition of the first Contemporary Dance Workshop, taught by Iratxe Ansa and Igor Bacovich, which is aimed at a limited group of 20 contemporary dance students with an advanced level. This initiative seeks to meet the demands of the students for this discipline and to consolidate within the Campus.
The professional team led by Gema Casino is formed by Alicia Amatriain, Clara Blanco, Emanuelle Broncin, Ana Gonzaga, Cristina Maiquez, Fabrice Edelmann, Juan Polo and José Carlos Blanco, in addition to Ansa and Bacovich, all of them big names in the dance scene who have developed their training and subsequent career as dancers and teachers in internationally renowned schools and companies.
The Campus has exceeded the audience numbers of previous editions, as there will be a total of 125 attendants this year. Besides, their nationalities are very diverse, which exemplifies how significant this Campus has become for the international public over the years. There are students from the USA, Australia, Japan, Ukraine, Italy, the UK, Austria, France and Germany. Overall, 60% of the students are from outside the Valencian Community.
The Campus has the support of the Hortensia Herrero Foundation. One more year, the Foundation has granted the training of 15 young Valencian dancers.
As in previous editions, upon completion of the Campus, a Closing Exhibition will be held at the Municipal Auditorium of Ribarroja. It will take place on 25 August at 5:30 p.m., with free admission, and will be a great chance to behold all the work that has been carried out during the Campus.