The 10th International Dance Campus of Valencia started last Monday, 12 August, and is organided by Asociación de Danza y Arte del Mediterráneo (ADAM), in collaboration with the Hortensia Herrero Foundation. This edition will have a total of 134 students from all over the world and will last until 23 August.
This International Campus has been driven by the Hortensia Herrero Foundation for six years. Thanks to this organisation, this Campus is held in La Petxina Cultural and Sports Complex, which belongs to the Municipal Sports Foundation. In addition, the Foundation gives grants to 15 young dancers from the Valencian Community every year. Hortensia Herrero, President of the Foundation named after her, visited the campus facilities this morning and greeted students and teachers accompanied by Gema Casino, the artistic director of this event.
About the Campus
Thanks to this Campus, young dancers have the chance, on the one hand, to improve the technique and, on the other hand, to perform extracts from pieces by internationally renowned choreographers. The programme includes classical dance, men’s technique, technical tips, pas de deux and classical repertoire lessons and different workshops by prestigious choreographers, such as Nacho Duato (from Valencia).
In addition, the International Contemporary Dance Workshop has continued over the last three editions, which will be taught this year by Laia Durán, dancer at La Veronal, thus meeting the demand of students in this discipline.
The professional team led by Gema Casino is made up by Alicia Amatriain, Clara Blanco, José Carlos Blanco, Emanuelle Broncin, Fabrice Edelmann, Luis Gadea, Ana Gonzaga, Pilar Nevado and Juan Polo, apart from Laia Durán. They are all great figures from the dance world who have developed their training and subsequent professional career as dancers and teachers in world-renown companies and schools.
The Campus completed its maximum capacity once again and gathered a total of 134 participants. These come from very different places, which is an example of the international attention it has gained edition after edition. There are students from countries such as Scotland, Cyprus, Russia, Italy, Poland, the UK, Switzerland, France and Belgium. In total, over 60% of students are from outside the Valencian Community.
As in previous editions, a closing sample session will be held at the Municipal Auditorium in Ribarroja at the end of the Campus. It will take place on 23 August 2010 at 17:30, with free admission, and it will offer attendees a sample of all the work carried out on the Campus.