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14 March 2023 – Presentation of the book Alba Gonzales “Vissi d’Arti fra danza, canto, scultura e resilienza”

Roman sculptor of international fame, Alba Gonzales wanted to tell herself in the volume “Vissi d’Arti fra danza, canto, scultura e resilienza”, published by Gangemi Editore International with a critical introduction by Vittorio Sgarbi. Through the many conversations woven in years of acquaintance with the communicator Annamaria Barbato Ricci, always committed to the enhancement of female talent, the book tells the artist’s journey through the arts that have brought her to the forefront of the contemporary art world.

A special interview will be dedicated to Alba Gonzales in the March issue of Identity Style and while waiting, the book will be presented in Milan, Tuesday, March 14, 2023, from 18.00, at the Sala delle Colonne of Banco BPM, in via di San Paolo, 12. Introducing Diana Vaccaro, Artistic Heritage Banco BPM and Luca Pasquero, Easywork Italy and speakers Daniela Girardi Javarone, President of the Association Friends of Opera, Giovanni Iovane, Director of the Academy of Brera, Pasquale Lettieri, Curator, Professor of the Academy of Fine Arts of Naples Sergio Mandelli, Literary, critic and art popularizer, Domenico Piraina, Director of Palazzo Reale, Milan, Massimo Salamone, President of Durini Design District, Gisella Zilembo, General Manager MAB Award. The meeting will be coordinated by Annamaria Barbato Ricci, co-author of the work and communicator. The event will be attended by Maestro Alba Gonzales.

During the event will be exhibited two works of the artist: “Under His Mantle” and “The fears of Bacchae”, which will be transferred, from 15 March and until 15 September 2023, in the central hall of the headquarters of Banco BPM in Piazza Meda.

MAB guest in the USA for Ballet Beyond Borders

MAB Association, returns to the United States, guest of Ballet Beyond Borders directed by Charlene Campbell Carey, after the success of the first US edition of the famous International Ballet Prize, entitled to Maria Antonietta Berlusconi and strongly desired by President Silvio Andrea Beretta.

Leading the Italian delegation in Missoula, general manager Gisella Zilembo, who tells :

“It was a wonderful adventure, of great enrichment, that we are happy to have shared with students and professionals of the circuit, such as Patrizia Tosi (teacher RA) and Giulia Malvezzi (representing accredited schools), Guest lecturers for MAB at the University of Montana”

During her stay in Missoula, Dr Zilembo gave a lecture for MAB on “Theatrical Anthropology and Social Identity” in collaboration with the Civic Centre for Cultural Promotion, winning the invitation to L’Havanna in January 2024 and followed by the meeting with Ahmad Joudeh (international dancer and author of “Dance or die”).

La Zilembo, after the staging of the choreography “Stelle a’Mare” (inspired by the theme of refugees and refugees) at The George &Jane Dennisom Theater was also, as an Italian ambassador of choreographic culture, to report on the history of the Association, on the occasion of the Diolomacy Conference, held at the University of Missoula, in the presence of an audience from 30 countries.

The intervention (in which the figures of Mrs Etta and Maestro Roberto Fascilla were remembered, in their visinario and passionate approach to Dance and the support of young generations of artists) involved and moved international stars of Ballet intervened.

The US trip ended in New York, to lay the foundations for the second edition of MAB USA, scheduled for next April, right in the Big Apple.

MAB Association bids its last farewell to Maestro Bruno Vescovo

MAB Association, with heartfelt condolences, offers its last farewell, full of gratitude, to Maestro Bruno Vescovo, international artist and, for MAB, juror and teacher, as well as a sincere and generous friend.

Bruno Vescovo with Claudia Zaccari, Ivonne Ravelli, Gisella Zilembo, Roberto Fascilla, Patrizia Manieri and Rene` de Cardenas
Bruno Vescovo with Liliana Cosi, Rossella Brescia, Carla Fracci, Anna Maria Prina e Paolo Giordano, on the MAB stage


9-10-11 December 2022, at AC by Marriott Milan Sesto, the MAB Association winter camp returns: an intensive camp dedicated to the various choreographic disciplines, with teachers and professionals from the MAB circuit and instructors from accredited schools. During the event, auditions for the 2023 MAB Artistic Residencies and special events will take place, in collaboration with the association’s partners: writer Aurora Marsotto will present the book “Più luminosa di una stella” (Brighter than a star) (published for Piemme by Mondadori Libri S.p.A.) and meet the students for a Q&A dedicated to the legendary Carla Fracci; Ballet Master Matteo Levaggi will hold auditions for the production “Io… non sono solo Giselle’ (I… am not only Giselle), also dedicated to Ms Fracci, and for the masterclass in ballet and contemporary dance promoted by the La Scala Academy.

To participate:

Four seasons in different seasons

On Sunday 27 November at 3.30 p.m., the Nuovo Balletto Classico’s performance “Four seasons in different seasons”, directed by Dorian Grori, Rezart Stafa, Elena Casolari and Nicoletta Stefanescu, will be staged at the Teatro Manzoni in Milan. MAB circuit schools can attend the performance in combination with the special masterclass with Ballet Master and dancer Hektor Budlla and take part in the special meet & greet, produced and coordinated by Ms Liliana Cosi. The Masterclass and meet & greet will be scheduled to follow, in conjunction with 2023 MAB initiatives.