This site uses functional cookies and external scripts to improve your experience.
If you want to know more or deny consent to all or some cookies click the following link you will find our extended information on cookies and an explanation on how to disable cookies on the major browsers.
La vita che danza – Life that dances. Stories from the International Ballet Award Maria Antonietta Berlusconi for the Young.
Written by Gisella Zilembo and Silvia Cadrega
Official photographs Cristiano Castaldi
The story of MAB, the award inspired by the visionary and concrete work of Maria Antonietta Berlusconi, the “Signora Etta”, is a story of commitment and passion, determination and joy, humility and courage, friendship and love.
It is the story of the universal values that the wonderful discipline of dance, like life, requires and carries with it.
Founded in 2010 on the initiative of the Berlusconi Beretta family, the Prize is inspired by the vision of Maria Antonietta, who dedicated her life to Ballet, passing on to young people the values of sharing, commitment and self-care that this wonderful discipline entails.
The book recounts the birth and founding principles of the Award, the various initiatives that MAB Association put in place for young people, the protagonists of the world of dance and entertainment who have contributed and still contribute to its success. At the heart of the book there are the representative stories of young people who, thanks to MAB’s concrete and generous help, have been able to realize their dreams. Stories of young dancers, ballerinas and choreographers, to whom the Award has given extraordinary opportunities for personal and professional growth, opening to them the doors of the world of Dance, through prestigious institutions and organisations in Italy and abroad.
Gisella Zilembo. Graduated in performing arts disciplines, stage coach and event manager, she takes care of the artistic direction of seminars and festivals all over the world. She is general manager of MAB Award.
MAB15: A legacy that is futureMAB was born in the perspective of “transformation”, “evolution” and “looking ahead”. It does so from the very moment in which it sublimates the human experience of a far-sighted Woman, prematurely deceased and always in love with Life…
15 years at the service of talent, in the name of a great dream2024 is, by association MAB, a special year, that of its fifteenth anniversary: an important moment and an opportunity for reflection on the future…
19 November 2023 MAB celebrates its 15 years participating Gala AIEF, at the Castle of Lucento (TO)Turin: magical city, perfect setting for dreams to be realized. 29 April 2023, on the occasion of the…
MAB WINS THE AMBROGINO D’OROThis year MAB has been nominated for the Ambrogino d’oro, as Milanese excellence in the world…
Dance for SocialOn 30.09.2023, MAB will participate in the initiative “Dance for Social”, under the patronage of the City of Carate Brianza. Lorella Formica, a member of the Association’s academic board…
18 September 2023It was held at the Teatro Manzoni in Milan the press conference on programming 2023/24, masterfully conducted by the director Alessandro Arnone, in the presence of an audience interested and involved, which has counted eminent personalities…
10 September 2023Ass. MAB inaugurates the activities 2023/24, with the conference dedicated to “Anna Bolena” by Francesco Posa, at the Carducci Association of Como
SUMMER CAMP 2023The first round of summer events ( Summer Camp ) MAB 2023, which saw many young dancers reach the venues of Cavallino/VE…
MAB Korea 2023MAB Korea winner: Minjin Kim
“No one dies as long as he lives in the heart of those who remain” (U. Foscolo)Silvio Berlusconi has always called her his “little sister Etta” and, with this tenderness, with the same genuine sense of protection, he approached MAB…