Dance Festival in Trentino
In Rovereto there will be two weeks with the worldwide contemporary dance’s gotha ready to conquer all the theatres, squares and museums of the oak city.
Oriente Occidente was born in 1981 in Rovereto, a city in Trentino Alto Adige region in Italy open wide to the taste of modern, of cultural research and of new tendencies. This Festival is indeed a research centre where East and West are intended as poles of an ideal route of exchanges and cross-roads not only between cultures but also between genres and languages of the contemporary scene.
Since 37 years Oriente Occidente is one of the most important European Festivals of contemporary dance.
The Festival has always hosted first nights of important artists and companies from all over the world: from Merce Cunningham to Pina Bausch, from Alwin Nikolais to Lucinda Childs, from Maguy Marin to Meredith Monk, from Odin Teatret to the Josè Limon Dance Company, from Jerzy Grotowsky to Kazuo Ohno, from the Kathakali Kalamandalam to Rosas, from L’Esquisse to Jean Claude Gallotta, from Frédéric Flamand to Juan Carlos García, from Saburo Teshigawara to Shen Wei.