Circus Dance Lab 2020

12 - 17 October 2020

Campo Calabro (RC), Italy 

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Besides all the difficulties and restrictions of 2020, this didn't stop me from carrying on my vision. 
My dream was to create an intensive movement training program for all those enthusiastic movers and performers, who like to space between contemporary dance and circus but somehow felt, as I did, there was not a big offer on the market.
That's why I decided to fill this gap by putting together a team of versatile and experienced artists who are also enthusiast teachers and dear friends!

As a frame, I chose Reggio Calabria, my beloved homeland, in South Italy.
I soon realized that it's true that it takes a village to raise a "project"!
While we were already there, the presidential decree changed, and we were no longer allowed to use indoor spaces, so the gym we were associated with.
Even if we had a beautiful outdoor space at our disposal, unfortunately, it was raining almost every day. 
For this reason, I'd like to thank the Mayor of Campo Calabro for giving us access to a unique spot, the Umbertine fortifications Forte Batteria Siacci, built in the 1800s to protect the city from potential attacks from the sea and to rescue a group of dreamers in 2020 :); 
My family for carrying out tasks out of my depth, and last but not least, the teachers and all the fantastic participants who patiently rolled with it and have been so supportive, understanding, and brave and worked with us as a team!
Thank you from the bottom of my heart!

Marika <3

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