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Save the Last Dance for Me workshop

Save the last dance for me. © Claudia Borgia, Chiara Bruschini

Course, Theatre and Dance

Save the Last Dance for Me workshop

21 September 2022

12:00 pm - 02:00 pm

La Casa Encendida
Ronda de Valencia, 2

Mayores de 18 años


From 15 July to 21 September


(Inscripción cerrada)

ÍDEM 2022. International Performing Arts Festival

This workshop is related to the performance of Save the Last Dance for Me that will take place as part of 2022 ÍDEM Festival. Dancers Gianmaria Borzillo and Giovanfrancesco Giannini will teach participants the steps of a Bolognese dance in danger of extinction: the polka chinata.

The polka chinata is a courtship dance performed by men only that originated in the early 1900s in Bologna. In 2018 it was practised by only five people in the world.

“An anthropologist from Bologna explained to me that a dance never dies, because it's not like plants, or animals, or human beings. And there's an implication of something ephemeral, temporary. Sometimes, dances disappear and then re-emerge in the next generation, which was the case of the polka chinata. A dance only disappears when there is no one left who remembers it.” – Alessandro Sciarroni.

Target audience: anyone who can dance. No specific skills are required to participate.

Bring comfortable clothes and shoes or trainers suitable for dancing.

The classes will be in Italian with consecutive translation into Spanish.

Duration: 2 hours

With the support of: Ministero della Cultura - Direzione Generale Spettacolo

Activities Festival ÍDEM 2022. International Performing Arts Festival From 10 September to 31 October 2022 Open/close festival

Information on booking

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Además de la inscripción online, también puedes hacerlo de manera presencial en el Punto de Información: de martes a viernes de 10:00 a 21:00, y fines de semana de 10:00 a 19:00 h.

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