Artists coming from all around the world will be in Padua… the Prospettiva Danza Teatro Prize international judging panel is here for you.
Highly qualified, international experts are now part of this Prospettiva Danza Teatro Prize Judging Panel. Do you wanna get acquainted?
Deputy Director of Arteven Veneto Regional Circuit
Deputy Director of Arteven Veneto Regional Circuit since 2014. In 2000 she became artistic counselor/ artistic director for all the theatres involved in the Regional Circuit. Since 2014 she is artistic counselor even for the dance seasons of important theatres as Toniolo in Venezia, Comunale in Treviso, Camploy in Verona, Russolo in Portograuro and dance happenings, festival o shows in Sociale Theatre in Cittadella (Padova), Comunale in Belluno, Salieri in Legnago and plenty of others. Patrizia has been deputy by Arteven to represent the organization in Anticorpi XL, important institution which organizes initiatives to promote young choreographers.
Founder and Artistic Director of Opus Ballet Company
She worked with choreographers as Matt Mattox, Peter Goss, in Paris with Kim Kam, and with Teatro Stabile di Genova directed by Gian Maria Volonté. In 1984 she decided to move to Florence where she founded Hot Jazz Dance Company, the origin of Opus Ballet. She leads ballet workshops all around Italy and even abroad.
Founder and President of CreativaMente
Paola Bruna was a ballet teacher, she is Founder and President of CreativaMente, Foundation which supports young artists. Thanks to prices and scholarships CreativaMente encourages creativity through different forms of art.
Co-Founder and Artistic Leader of the Copenaghen International Choreography Competition
Born in Belgium, Cedric Lambrette graduated from the Paris Opera Ballet and the Hamburg Ballet schools. Following his education, Cedric danced with the Royal Danish Ballet for fifteen years. While continuing his career as a dancer, he has been teaching classical ballet internationally. He is currently a faculty member of the National Dance Conservatory in Portugal. Since 2007, Cedric is been the Co-Founder and Artistic Leader of the Copenhagen International Choreography Competition.
Lee Jong Ho
Artistic Director of Si Dance, journalist, dance critic, and festival organizer
Lee Jong Ho is the founder and Artistic Director of SIDance (Seoul International Dance Festival) and President of Seoul Section of the International Dance Council, CID-UNESCO. He is a journalist, dance critic, and festival organizer. Since 1980, Mr. Lee has been an active dance critic and columnist publishing dance reviews, and reports of international festivals and cultural policies. He established Seoul Section of the Int’l Dance Council, CID-UNESCO in 1996 and launched Seoul International Dance Festival (a.k.a. SIDance) in 1998. Since its inception, SIDance has been playing a leading role of “defining international festival” in Korea and Asia. One of his best achievements is to build networks with festivals and theaters in various continents, producing over 30 collaborative dance pieces. Furthermore, he has introduced Korean dancers, choreographers, and troops to international stages of over 40 countries promoting about 200 productions.
Project Manager of Training Area and New Languages for the Arts in Teatro Stabile del Veneto
Part of the artistic direction team of Operaestate Festival Veneto – in Bassano del Grappa (VI) and of B.motion Teatro, Artistic Director of Bassano del Grappa Theatre season and of the Teatro Comunale in Lonigo (VI), artistic direction assistant for Teatro Stabile del Veneto (2015-2017). He has a strong passion for new forms of art, he is a curious and passionate supporter of young companies and artists, this is why he received prices and recognitions to thank him for his role and vocation. He has been member of judging panels as expert in new languages and contemporary drama.
Director of Spellbound Contemporary Ballet and of European Dance Alliance
Valentina Marini is the artistic counselor and responsible for Daf Dance Arts Faculty international projects, artistic director of Quarticciolo Theatre in Rome, and Fuori Programma Festival. Valentina Marini works as manager for dancers ( Emanuel Gat, Shirley Esseboom e Mauro Astolfi) and artistic counselor for Festivals and theatres and she is extremely active in national cultural policies (vicepresident of Aidap/Federdanza Agis).
Artistic Director of Prospettiva Danza Teatro
Laura Pulin graduated from the National Academy of Classical Ballet in Rome. She is a choreographer, a director and ballet teacher. Pulin founded the vocational training ballet school Spazio Danza in 1987 and in 1998 Officina Danza Company. In 2007 NU.D.I. – New Indipendent Dance – was born. It was a cultural reality whose mission was the production and promotion of contemporary dance and experimental theatre. After years of creations, art and performances, nowadays she conducts contemporary dance workshops in Belle Arti Academy of Brera, Milan. In 2008 she received Vignale Danza Prize.
Project manager of the international residency program «Dance Research / NRW KULTURsekretariat » and independent adviser for the international programming in theaters and festivals in France, Taiwan, Switzerland and in Germany
Christian Watty studied French and German literature, languages and cultural management at the University of Düsseldorf and Brussels. After graduation he worked as theatre dramaturge in different theatres in Germany. In 2000 he first came in contact with the international tanzmesse as a volunteer and then he started developing new international relations as a correspondent and member of the programming team of the Tanzmesse. Christian Watty has a passion for communication and networking in the dance field. He travels extensively in search of outstanding dance companies and to create networks for professionals who work in this sector.