Choreographer: Kristen Carcone and dancers
Dancers: Adrianna & Isabella Di Liello
This piece is a conversation between two sisters and a celebration of their artistic commitment to each other as duet partners. The choreographer worked collaboratively with the dancers to commemorate their last duet together within the context of pre-professional work.
Adrianna DiLiello has been performing for audiences since she was five years old. She has and continues to train as an actress, dancer, and vocalist. Adrianna made her foray into the industry at age nine when she auditioned for and secured a lead role in cult favorite “Stage Fright” opposite Minnie Driver, Meat Loaf, and others. This was quickly followed by her leading role and Emmy Nominated performance on Amazon’s “Annedroids”. She’s also guest starred in projects such as animated series “SuperWhy”, “Lunch Box Loser”, “Saving Hope”, and was recently seen performing in the Hallmark film “Nutcracker Christmas”. In addition,to “Annedroids”, Adrianna can be seen as Jenna, a young ballerina on Disney’s “Backstage”, for which she just finished filming the second season.
Isabella Di Liello began her dance education at an early age, training extensively in ballet, modern, contemporary, jazz, hip hop, improvisational technique and composition. In addition to her formal training she has assisted renowned choreographers at Intrigue Dance Intensive across the United States. Other credits include performing in W. Darling’s (Universal Music Canada) music video for “Skeletons”, a lead role in her music video for “I’ll Keep Waving” and dance performance in Family Channel’s (Disney worldwide) original family drama, “Backstage”.
Most recently she completed training in New York City with the New Jersey Dance Theatre’s Pre-Movement Invention Project with esteemed faculty and founder Alexandra Wells (The Juilliard School), David Norsworthy (The Juilliard School/ TOES FOR DANCE), Andra Corvino (The Juilliard School) and Jenni Berthelot (Peter Chu).
During her gap year she will be training in Vancouver, British Columbia with Modus Operandi, a program under the direction of David Raymond & Tiffany Tregarthen (Kidd Pivot) and will be attending Gaga Movement intensives in both Los Angeles, California and Turin, Italy.
Before we sign off for the summer and start preparing for our next season, I’d like to share my gratitude for the hard work and dedication of our staff and board members. It was admittedly a strange year, with the fresh start and no shortage of life’s curveballs, but these incredible women lent their strength and passion to our organization and ensured the success of the Festival. These wonderful people jumped in with both feet, put their faith in my vision and helped keep it all afloat and running smoothly.
A huge and sincere thank you to:
Mariana Calles, dedicated co-op student turned marketing assistant.
Alissa Cassidy, general manager extraordinaire.
Vidya Natarajan, Jenn Pearce and Julie Mytka, board members and cheerleaders.
Honourable mention and many thanks to the significant others and families of this stellar team, for the support both in person and behind the scenes.
With much love and excitement for what’s next,
Bizz Varty, Executive Director
Check out Festival Director Bizz Varty and Flash Mob Choreograpers Greg Thane and Ken Pham in this week’s edition of Our London, page 19.
2017 Flash Mob Workshop Tour
The Flash Mob choreographers will be touring the city teaching the dance to Londoners of all ages. Want them to stop at your school, business, or organization? Contact us at LondonDanceFestival@gmail.com to book a FREE workshop. No experience required, all welcome.
Workshop Tour Schedule
|Tues June 20
||Louise Arbour Public School
|Thur June 22
|Mon June 26
||Sound in Motion studio
||1444 Glenora Dr
||Open to the public
|Tues June 27
||201 King St
|Tues June 27
||North London Dance Centre
||1055 Sarnia Rd
||Open to the public
Date: Sunday July 2, 10-11:30am
Location: 236 Dundas, 3rd floor (ONE studio)
Come and let your imagination soar in this workshop that integrates movement, voice and theatrical convention. Through ensemble and duet explorations you will seek to expand your emotional palette and unhinge your natural movement choices into new territories. You will leave with exercises and tools to explore for interpretation and creation within any movement or theatrical context. Email email@example.com to register.
The Festival Guide is here! Click the image below to download the PDF, or stop by downtown retailers or participating studios to pick up a copy (paper copies will be available June 21).
Friday June 30 – Ivey Park
12pm All-Ages Workshops
5:30pm Arts Networking Hour
7pm Showcase Performance
We’ve got something for everyone! Try out new moves in fun workshops open to all ages and experience levels, plus a final chance to learn the Flash Mob dance (see website for schedule and details). Serious dancers can learn all about funding, services and opportunities in the Arts Networking Hour. In the evening, enjoy a performance by local artists plus special guests Tentacle Tribe from Montreal.
In partnership with London Celebrates Canada
Saturday July 1–Harris Park
3pm & 4:30pm Flash Mob and Multi-Cultural Performances
Celebrate Canada’s 150th birthday through dance with a showcase our city’s multi-cultural heritage. Catch two half hour performances featuring local artists, plus appearances by London’s Ill at Will breakdance crew and Breath in Mvmt. dance company. You’ll also have two chances to dance alongside your fellow Londoners in our annual Flash Mob (see side panel for participation details).
Sunday July 2-Wolf Performance Hall
10am Emerging Artist Workshop with Sharon B. Moore
4pm Red Carpet Reception (FREE)
An exciting evening of dance works by emerging artists from London and beyond. This performance is our way of nurturing young choreographers and attracting fresh talent to our city. You’ll also see a world premiere by special guest Sharon B. Moore of Toronto. In the morning, Sharon will facilitate a workshop for emerging choreographers. Join us at the pre-show reception for refreshments (cash bar), raffle prizes, and a chance to meet the artists.
Performance tickets are $15 before the event or $20 at the door, buy online at www.OnStageDirect.com/ldndancefest.
Workshop fee is $15 (location TBA), email firstname.lastname@example.org to register.