Junior HUB is designed for the younger dancers, ages 9 through 13. The program combines cultural immersion with high caliber dance instruction and professionally produced performance opportunities. Produced in collaboration with Toscana Dance HUB and Music HUB, the program is conceived and directed by its artistic director, Giada Ferrone and taught by internationally recognized performing and visual artists in Florence and Agropoli. The main objective is to offer our future dancers/citizens/leaders a platform where they can experiment with their artistic vision and nurture their global connections.
Each student must arrive, remain and depart from Italy with a parent or a guardian. Toscana Dance HUB will be providing HUB Facilitators to accompany the group to the various activities, but 1 chaperone per 4 students will still need to be present.
ITINERARY FOR SUMMER 2019
FLORENCE RESIDENCY, JULY 18-21
AGROPOLI RESIDENCY, JULY 22-AUGUST 3
CULTURAL ACTIVITIES IN FLORENCE
*attend Music Blast!: the culminating performance of the Music HUB students who have been learning how to accompany and compose for dance. The music director of the program is Toni Costa (Spain);
*attend an open rehearsal with internationally acclaimed contemporary dancer and choreographer Roy Assaf (Israel);
*attend Toscana Dance HUB final performance at the Florence Dance Festival with its students performing works by Kristina and Sadé Alleyne (UK) and Roy Assaf;
*visit to Florentine artists'workshops;
*walking tour of the city with gelato stops;
* visit at the Uffizi Gallery, one of the most important Italian museums with extensive collections of priceless works of the Italian Renassaince.
CULTURAL AND DANCE ACTIVITIES IN AGROPOLI
*dance residencies with Giada Ferrone (Italy and US)-ballet and Piero Leccese (Italy)-contemporary;
*performance at the Castello Angioino Aragonese with the dancers of Toscana Dance HUB (US, South America, Europe);
*visit the Agropoli Medieval Center;
*visit the Greek Temples in Paestum;
*visits to the workshops of local artists who produce art with local materials and techniques;
*class in pasta making;
*activites exploring Napolitan music;
*Italian Puppetry show and Q&A
*create and present a multi-media project conceived while in residency in Italy;
*final showing at ExOrto Danza on last day of class.