Parata - FASE IV
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The show

Parade for Moving Percussions

The "Parata" is an itinerant performance and it represents a ritual moment based on a series of dances in which the gesture and the rhythmical step work together everytime to pursue a "global rhythm". The masks level scenically the ten percussionists to the role of limbs of the "Dadadang machine".

The performance made its debut in 1985 on the occasion of the International Festival of Theatre, Music and Dance "Sonavan...le vie dintorno" in Bergamo and obtained an favourable review both from the critics and from the public. In 1986 Michel Crespin, the Director of Lieux Publics (Street arts center in Marseille) noticed the Group in Bergamo and, favourably impressed, invited them to Paris ("Trap�zes") and Tours (Festival Dehors/Dedans).

From then on the "Parata" has been performed over 500 times in the most important towns and Festivals in Europe, among others Paris, Milan, Bruxelles, Berlin, Rotterdam, London, Marseille, Edinburgh, Naples, Moscow and on the most important national and european TV networks.

In 1993 the Dadadang�s project, renewed in its costumes and coreographies, was awarded the "Crystal du Spectacle 1993", the jury�s acknowledgement (president Jerome Savary) for the most original and innovative project and the quality of the costumes, at the Festival internationale du MontG�nevre. Dadadang Percussions play UFIP Cymbals (Pistoia, Italy) and �Le Soprano� percussions.

Video Dadadang di Eric Millot - 1992

Street�s Theatre Festivals:

Festival Europeenne de Theatre � Grenoble F

Festival di St. Jean de Braye F

Festival "Perspectives" � Saarbrucken D

F�te du Forum, International Street�s Theatre De Festival - Les Halles, Paris F

Summertime Festival � Frankfurt D

Festival du Theatre 14O � Bruxelles B

Printemps de Bourges F

Festival de 4OO coups � Yverdon CH

Stockton Riverside International Festival � Stockton GB

Toll Wood Festival - Munich D

StrassenTheater Festival � Ahlen D

Streets Ahead Festival � Manchester GB

Birmingham Welcomes The World Street Festival - Birmingham

Streets of London Festival � London GB

Rhythm Sticks Royal Festival Hall � London GB

III Exhibition Theatre Olympics � Moscow RUS

White Night 2008 � Rome I

Festivals and Celebrations:

Venice Carnival I

1� Italian Culture in Normandy Festival - Fecamp F

Molo Magico - Columbus Celebrations 1992 - Genoa I

Tambours 89 French Revolution Bi-centenary - Parc de la Villette, Paris F

6� Mediterranean Culture Film Festival - Bastia F

International Festival of Fantastical Cinema - Avoriaz F

Mediterranean Games, inauguration ceremony - Cap d�Agde F

1200 Jahre Frankfurt am Main - Frankfurt D

World Percussion Festival - Berlin D

Ruhrfestspielehaus, 50� anniversary of foundation - Recklinghausen D

New Years�s Day - Il Ballo dei Giganti - Naples I

Time in Jazz 96 - Berchidda I

Edinburgh Hogmanay - Edinburgh S

World Music Contest - Kerkrade N

G8 Meeting - Birmingham E

Goethes 250.Geburstag - Weimar D