Rossella Brescia: a complete artist, able to move with versatility and talent from theatre, television, radio, conducting to ballet… what role has dance played in your life and profession?
Dance has played a predominant role in my life, it has formed me to face life itself. Dance is culture, passion and stubbornness. The teachings of this extraordinary discipline have also been invaluable to me in my other jobs. Dance takes kids off the streets and gives you a discipline for life.
For you, what is the value of the meeting with the young dancers of the Award named after Maria Antonietta Berlusconi?
First of all, I am honoured by the renewed invitation, because I believe in the honesty and professionalism of this competition. I am grateful to MAB, and here I am acting as spokesperson for the young, because MAB has understood how difficult it is to get good opportunities! Meeting the young dancers backstage has always a certain effect on me, because I understand perfectly what they are feeling and I understand their immense joy at being able to perform in the final in front of great international masters!
“Dance as a way of life”… but, in your experience, are there really any conditions for making a living from dance today?
Unfortunately, the period we are living in is not rosy and therefore the crisis is in all fields, but I hope that the opportunities for art and culture will never run out.
What do you wish for the candidates of the MAB Award?
My greatest wish is that they return home with a good memory, with the idea of having had a great experience and above all full of confidence and extra stimulation! For the winner “toy toy toy” as we say in dance.