Artistic direction

Vanessa Tamburi

Vanessa Tamburi began her career at the National Dance Academy of Rome and went on to study at Mudra, the school directed by M. Bejart, in Brussels. She has worked as a solo dancer for key European theatres, including the Ballet of Montercarlo (direction of P. Lacotte, J.Y. Esquerre, J.C. Maillot), the Hamburg Ballet (direction of J. Neumeier), and the Vienna Opera Ballet (direction of R. Zanella). Building on her professional experience as a classical dancer, Vanessa, over the years, developed experimental contemporary choreographic work, melding dance with contemporary theatre, visual and multimedia art. Her choreographies have been performed in Austria, the Czech Republic, Italy, Rwanda, and Tanzania, and in collaboration with numerous theatres they were staged at international festivals in Vienna, Linz, Venice (Biennale Danza), Spoleto (Festival Dei Due Mondi), Prague, Rome (Rome Philharmonic and Auditorium, Park of Music), Tagliacozzo (Middle Summer Festival), and Dar es Salaam. After working as artistic director of the "Contemporaneamente Dance Group", she established the Company "FLUSSO Dance Project", of which she is currently artistic director and choreographer. In 2008 she contributed, as Artistic Advisor, to the creation, and then the organization of the 2009-2010-2011 editions, of the Visa 2 Dance International contemporary dance festival, in Dar es Salaam (Tanzania). In June 2010, Vanessa was selected and participated to CHOREOGRAPHIC COLLISIONS: a laboratory of research and experimentation for choreographers, directed by Ismael Ivo, organized by DANZA VENEZIA and part of the program of the BIENNALE DANZA in Venice. 

She lived and worked in New York City from 2011 to 2017 and recently she moved to Part Moresby in Papua New Guinea.

Her work has been presented in various NYC festivals ( Cool NY 2012&2013 dance festival, NYC10 Dixon Place, Between the seas Festival, Green line platform 92nd Y and Off center dance theatre).

In July 2013 THE BRIDGE premiered at the Between the seas festival 2013, NY with the support of the Italian Culture Institute NY as well as the new creation TRAPPING @ the Moving sound festival, NY (September 2013) promoted by The Austrian Cultural forum in collaboration with the Brooklyn based visual artist Andrea Bianconi. In 2014 FLUSSO dance has staged performances at the CURRENTS SESSIONS @ Wild project, REVERBdance Festival @ Baruch Performing arts center, KoDaFe in NYC 2014@ MMAC NY, Ticino in danza festival, Time2dance Festival & The Dance Gallery festival NYC.

In 2015 THE THOUSAND and ONE NIGHT was presented in preview on Feb 2015 @Alwan for the Arts and ME_CHANICAL# moving images @ Wild project within The CURRENT SESSIONS 2015. In May 2015 she lauched IDaCo nyc - Italian Dance Connection of which she is the founder and the Artistic Director. In this new platform of Dance & Art, she presented ME_CHANICAL# moving images, TUNNEL CITY, & ID ENTITIES (2016). In November she created UTAMBULISHO for the MuDa Africa Students showed @ the Time 2dance Festival, Tanzania. In December she toured to Washington with BAROCCO & CO DUO @ the Smithsonian American Art Museum , Washington for the Italian Holiday Traditions Festival.

IDACO nyc event week has been realized further on 2016 -2017-2018, the 2019 edition is currently in preparation.

Choreographies & Festivals

2019 IDACO nyc event week @THE SHEEN Center, NYC, LOST RIGHTS (Time2dance Festival, Dar Es Salaam), MY STORY (Moresby Arts Theater, Port Moresby)

2018 IDACO nyc event week @ BARUCH Performing Arts Center

2017 IDACO nyc event week @ BARUCH Performing Arts Center, ID ENTITIES ( the Time 2dance Festival, Dar Es Salaam)

2016 ID ENTITIES (IDACO nyc, Sheen Center, NY) WAKUDOKI ( the Time 2dance Festival, Dar Es Salaam)

2015 THE THOUSAND and ONE NIGHT (Alwan for the Arts, NYC) ME_CHANICAL# moving images (Wild project The CURRENT SESSIONS 2015)ME_CHANICAL# moving images & TUNNEL CITY ( IDACO nyc, Sheen Center, NY) UTAMBULISHO ( the Time 2dance Festival Nafasi Art Space, Dar es Salaam) BAROCCO &CO DUO (the Italian Holiday Traditions Festival,the Smithsonian American Art Museum, DC).

2014 MECHANICAL (The Dance Gallery Festival Nyc) KINYAGO (Time2dance Festival) RED KNOT (Ticino in danza festival) ABSTRACT THOUGHT ( MMAC Nyc) BACH FOR 2 / NOTHIG ELSE MATTERS (Whiteplains performing arts center) TRAPPING ( the CURRENT SESSIONS @ Wild project & REVERBdance Festival, Baruch Performing arts center) IN DEPTH (the Martha Graham dance studio) PIZZICATO FLAVOR & NOTHING ELSE MATTERS ( Purchase college performing art centre) ABSTRACT THOUGHTS (KoDaFe NYC 2014@ MMAC)

2013 BAROCOCO ( Off centre dance theatre at White Plains performing Arts Center) TABLEAU VIVANT (Cool NY 2013 dance Festival, Brooklyn, NY)

2012 HADITHI YAKO (Visa2dance Festival - House of Culture, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania) LOST RIGHTS ( Between te seas Festival - Wild project theater NY) TABLEAU VIVANT (92nd street Y, NY) THE LAST BEAT 2 (Cool NY 2012 dance festival, Brooklyn, NYC10 Dixon Place, New York)

2011 THE CITY OF NOISE (ImperfectDancers Company, Visa2dance Festival - Dar eS Salaam)

2010 LOST RIGHTS ( Visa2Dance Festival, Dar es Salaam)

2009 AFRICA…THE LAST BEAT new version ( Invito alla danza Festival, Rome) BLACK IN WHITE (Visa2dance Festival, Dar es Salaam)

2008 BAROCCO&CO DUO new version ( Visa2dance Festival , Dar es Salaam) YOUNG @ ART – African Child Day ( Russian culture centre, Dar es Salaam)

2007 MYTHE et CONTES de GATENGA (Gatenga Theatre, Kigali. Ruanda) BAROCCO&CO DUO (Greco Theatre, Roma) ABOUT POVERTY  (Karamje Hall, Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania) DOGODOGO STORIES (British high commissioner Recidence, Dar es Salaam ) IST PERFORMANCE  ( IST open air space, Dar es Salaam )

2006 THE LAST BEAT ( Melisso Theatre,  2006, Spoleto -Italy) STARVOICE PERFORMANCE Weltall / Sturme in Dunkel  ( ContemporaneaMente Gruppo Danza, Lanterna Magika, Prague) SUNCYCLE (Auditorium, Rome)

2005 OBLITA PAX (Spoleto Festival, Spoleto -Italy) DUO X DUE (Spoleto Festival, Spoleto -Italy) OTHELLO I (Conservatory of music, Vienna -Austria) TABLEAU VIVANT (ContemporaneaMente Gruppo Danza, Albernotz hotel, Spoleto -Italy STREET’S IDENTITIES (Mashirika Creative & Performing Arts Ka, Kigali ,Ruanda)

2004 QUASI WALTZ ( Festspielhaus St.Polten, Austria ) QUASI WALTZ SUITE ( Biennaleof Venice, Italy) BAROCCO&CO(Museum Quartier, Vienna -Austria)

2003 IL BALLO DELLE NUVOLE ( Festspielhaus St. Polten – Austria) EXIT ( Halle 1030, Vienna - Austria )

2002 STEPS IN CONCERT ( Brukcnerhaus, Linz - Austria )

2000 SONO SOGNO ( Oden Theatre, Vienna - Austria )

1999 UNO PIU’ TRE ( Odeon Theatre, Vienna - Austria )



Monday, 2019-10-14 06:46

Oct 19, 2019 MY STORY @ The Human Rights Film Festival

@ Moresby Arts Theater, Port Moresby 6pm My Story Choreography, lighting & costumes by: Vanessa...