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BIOGRAPHY

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"Sidereal, dazzling ... tradition blown away by the Third Millennium."
So begins the article in "Le Berry", French newspaper, a review of the
show "Parata per Percussioni in Movimento" (Parade for Moving
Percussion), billboard in the Printemps de Bourges, perhaps the most
prestigious festival of French industry.
A show of percussion that combines the mystery of the tribal rituals
with the modernity of European percussive sounds, the bold technology
costumes with engaging choreographic movements.
The drummers play moving in sync, creating a totally unique
performance: they wear original costumes and masks that transform
them into pieces of a powerful, collective rhythm machine.
The "Parade" performed by the Dadadang Percussion, has captivated
critics and the public of the most important festival of street theater
with more than five hundred performances in all major European cities,
from London to Moscow, Paris, Madrid, Edinburgh, Berlin, Naples,
Frankfurt, Manchester.
On the bill of performances in 1998 during the G8 Summit in
Birmingham, the "Parade" was one of the protagonists of the Notte
Bianca in Rome in 2007.
Directors such as Tonino Guerra, Vittoria Ottolenghi, Michel Crespin,
Luc Petit, Jerome Savary took the Dadadang Percussion in their
productions, highlighting the power stage.
Paolo Fresu, in his capacity as artistic director of the Festival of
Berchidda in 1996 entrusted the Dadadang Percussion the end of each
night of the festival.
In 2008 the Company of Frank Dragone, one of the founders of the
famous Cirque du Soleil, wanted Dadadang Percussion in the big event
"Celestial Urban Opera" to celebrate the 700th anniversary of the
founding of the city of Bilbao; in 2011 Dadadang Percussion are called in
Lisbon to open the "Festas de Lisboa".
In 2013 they performed at the Varna International Festival in Bulgaria.
In September 2017 it is the turn of the Park Lake Art Festival in Goyang
City (Seoul, South Korea).
Shooting in dozens of television broadcasting, and broadcast worldwide
in euro, on the main European networks (RAI, TF1, ARD, BBC ), the
Dadadang Percussion participated as the opening event, the Carnival of
Venice, Viareggio and Nice, the events of New Year in Naples,
Edinburgh, Turin, Paris, Berlin.
In 1993, the British rocker Gary Numan wanted the Dadadang
Percussion in the video-clip for his song " Like A Refugee (I Won't
Cry)."

In the field of business conventions and major events we have worked for:

  • SWATCH
  • PFIZER CHEMICALS
  • BLOOMBERG LONDON
  • BRITISH TELECOM
  • G8 BIRMINGHAM 1998
  • AEM MILANO
  • FIFA WORLD CUP 1998
  • NATIONAL TRUST
  • ELF TOTAL GROUP
  • TORINO 2006 WINTER OLYMPICS
  • MUTUALITÉ FRANÇAISE
  • NOS

 

Dadadang Percussion plays cymbals and metallophones UFIP, Pistoia.