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Free dance workshop at the festival

Learn historical Polka Chinata dance from Italy Bologna at the Baltoscandal festival. The workshop will take place on July 9 at 14:00 in the assembly hall of Rakvere Gymnasium. The workshop is in English and the duration is 120 min. For attending the workshop please write: triinu@rakvereteater.ee

Bolognese dance called Polka Chinata is a courtship dance originally performed by men only and dating back to the early 1900s: physically demanding, almost acrobatic, it requires that the dancers embrace each other, whirl as they bend to their knees almost to the ground. Dancers Gianmaria Borzillo and Giovanfrancesco Giannini will perform it in „Save the Last Dance for Me” in the assembly hall of Rakvere Gymnasium July 8 at 15.30 and 18; July 9 at 18.

Alessandro Sciarroni's „Save the Last Dance for Me” was created in collaboration with Giancarlo Stagni, a Filuzziani dance master who revived this ancient tradition thanks to the rediscovery and study of some documentation videos dating back to the 1960s. Sciarroni discovered this dance in December 2018 when the dance was practiced in Italy only by 5 people in total. For this reason, the project consists of a performance performed by the two dancers and a series of workshops aimed at spreading and reviving this popular tradition in danger of extinction.
 

The full festival schedule is published and single tickets on sale.

BALTOSCANDAL 6–9 JULY 2022
Igor Cardellini, Tomas Gonzalez (Switzerland): L’Age d’or
LP Demers, Bill Vorn (Canada): Inferno
Henri Hütt, Jan Teevet (Estonia): First Dance. Last time. Rakvere
Stefan Kaegi/Rimini Protokoll (Germany): Uncanny Valley
Mart Kangro, Juhan Ulfsak, Eero Epner (Estonia): Kas te olete oma kohaga rahul
Jaha Koo/CAMPO (South Korea, Belgium): The History of Korean Western Theatre
Maria Metsalu (Estonia): The Well
Kim Noble/CAMPO (United Kingdom, Belgium): Lullaby For Scavengers
Liisa Saaremäel, Emer Värk (Estonia)
Alessandro Sciarroni (Italy): Save the Last Dance for Me
Ene-Liis Semper ja Tiit Ojasoo (Estonia): 72 Days
Franck Vigroux (France): Flesh
Franck Vigroux, Kurt d’Haeseleer (France, Belgium): The Island (live A/V)

Inga Salurand, Liis Vares, Bohdana Korohod, Daria Khrystych (Estonia, Ukraine): Ruumiantropoloogiad
Renzo van Steenbergen, Kristjan Pütsep (Estonia, The Netherlands): Portaal (installation)
Milo Rau (Switzerland): The New Gospel (film)
Gisèle Vienne (France): JERK (film)
eˉlektron.signal (live/online artist talks)

Next Baltoscandal will take place July 6-9, 2022 in Rakvere, Estonia

The long-awaited moment has arrived! We’re proud to announce the performers of Baltoscandal 2022.