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International Dance & Music Festival



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Organisers

Marina O`Neill-Spencer - President of GB Dance & Music Festival, Laureat and Winner prestigious premium of Kafka (Pragha 2013)

Marina completed Vaganova's Academy (St. Petersburg), in the class of Dudinskaya and Kovalieva. She danced in both the Bolshoi and the Mariinsky Theatres. She was a principal dancer with Eifman's St. Petersburg State Ballet Theatre. Marina O'Neill has toured, as a professional dances, in a class with the "Russian Stars of the Ballet" an the "European Stars of the Ballet" throughout the Europe, Japan, Korea, Brazil, Argentina, Chile and the USA. Marina first became a Laureate of International Ballet Competition at the age of 13. She also later gained Laureate status in the USA and France, Best European Choreographer 2008 in Barcelona. Presently, Marina is a member of “European Ballet Stars” Theatre and directors and founder of “Young Ballet of London”, “Slavic Orchestra of London”, head judge of the “Maccabi Foundation” (Israel); ad the prestigious “Rosa Vetrov”, Moscow, Foundation of the President of the Russian Federation.

Sir Giacomo Giardina - Director of International Dance and Music Festival "Riviera" (Italy)

Director of International Dance and Music Festival "Riviera"(Italy), businessman, Adjudicator of International festival in Tunisia and Sochi 2014 in a frames of Russian Winter Olympic games.

Festival Patrons

Baroness Stefania von Kories zu Goetzen

Deputy of The West End Conservatives.

Baroness Stafania was born in America and inherited the title from her father. She is passionate about music and the arts.

The Baroness is often referred to as “Queen of Charities” because she actively supports so many of them, including the Red Cross and Palestinian children.

Doreen Wells

Marionness of Londonderry ins a retired British ballerina and theatre dancer. Wells received her early dance training at the Bush Davies School of Theatre Arts, continuing her studies at the Sadler's Wells Ballet School. She is a winner of the Adeline Gentee Gold Medal from the Royal Academy of Dance. She made her professional stage debut in pantomime, before ultimately joining the Sadler's Wells Theatre Ballet.

In theatre, she has performed roles in West End musicals, including the leading role of Vera Baranova in On Your Toes at the Palace Theatre and Maggies Jones in 42nd Street at the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane. She has also made television appearances including the 1985 Royal Variety Performances and a BBC Christmas Extravaganza.

Andrea Bocelli

Italian tenor, singer-songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist.

Since winning the Newcomers section of the Sanremo Music Festival in 1994, Bocelli has recorded fourteen solo studio albums, of both pop and classical music, three greatest hits albums, and nine complete operas, selling over 80 million records worldwide. Thus, he is the biggest-selling artist in the history of classical music and has caused core classical repertoire to "cross over" to the top of international pop charts and into previously uncharted territory in popular culture.

Lady Patricia Robens

Following her career in Interior Design and with an innate passion for the arts, music and dance. Lady Robens is instrumental in the collaboration of events at her beautiful home - East Bridgford Hill, in England (http://www.eastbridgfordhill.com/).

Particularly exciting is the opening in August of Doreen Wells Ballet School. A unique approach where dancers experience Doreen Wells holistic methodology, world class teachers and choreographers, emotional intelligence combined with the underlying principals of S.E.L.F - http://www.self.uk.com/

Master Classes

Evgenia Terentieva - Vocal coach, piano, chamber music, composition

Mrs. Terentieva... outstanding Chopin interpreter...

News and Mail, UK

Her performance was full of character, notable for rich and controlled tone and ravishing pianissimo singing in the upper register...

News and Mail, UK

Evgenia Terentieva is one of the most established musicians in the UK representing contemporary Russian performance and pedagogical music schools. Evgenia is a prize winner of international music competitions in the UK, Russia, Sweden, France, Spain and Bulgaria. She adjudicates at some international competitions in the UK, Bulgaria, Ukraine and Russia. Her recordings have been broadcast by major international TV channels, including BBC World Service. Since 2000 she has been successfully directing “Musica Nova” Russian-British Music Academy in London. She has brought up generations of young talented artists, winners of national and international contests. For her outstanding contribution to performance arts, Evgenia was awarded in 1998 a “Queen’s Award” from the British Council and in 2011 a special Gold Medal by the European Association named after Franz Kafka (Czech Rebublic).

Harlano Weekes - Soul, R’n’B, Gospel, Jazz (Producer)

Having performed backing vocals for Phil Collins, Enrique Iglesias, Craig David, Lulu, Stevie Wonder, Fergie, Just Jack and Robin Gibb, and having played piano for Mariah Carey, Leona Lewis and the X Factor, Harlano has truly established himself in the world music scene. Harlano came to prominence for being the host of Sintillate LIVE. This top London live night has received rave reviews in the urban press and attracted signed acts such as Pink, Girls Aloud, Sugababes and Liberty X. He has since gone on to forge a career in the music industry and is now the co-host of the UK Soul Jam @ The Jazz Cafe.

Molly-Rebecca Da Gama

Molly,classical composer,established artist has been composing music since 11years old. Graduated in Fine Arts from Oakland University in New Zealand. Her works has been exhibited all over Europe and in the UK. Her compositions for symphony orchestra have been performed in Europe and Turkey. Recently Molly as commissioned to compose two ballets. One of the ballets is based on British heroin, Queen Bouddicca will be staged in English National Ballet.

Raymond Chai - Ballet

Raymond has worked in classical ballet, musical theatre and television as a dancer, actor, choreographer and teacher. AS a classical ballet dancer, he danced with the National Ballet in Portugal. Raymond has guest taught for numerous dance companies including Matthew Bourne’s New Adventures; Ballet Black (UK); Hong Kong Ballet; Mavin Khoo Dance Company (UK); English National Ballet (UK); Ballett de Badisches Staatstheater Karlsruhe (Germany); Singapore Dance Theatre; Rambert Dance Company (UK); Richard Alston Dance Company (UK); National Ballet of Slovenia.

Dominga Andrias - Flamenco

Inizia gli studi nel 1988 a Sevilla presso l’Accademia di Manolo Marin apprendendo tecniche e stili del flamenco. Prosegue poi nel 1992, Con Matilde Coral, “Bata de Cola” e “Manton” a Madrid nacchere con Paco Romero. Sempre nel 1992 a madrid presso l’Accademia “Amor de Dios”. Continua tra Napoli e Roma con Giulia Garcia, Quana Calà, Serio el Gavi. Partecipa a stages con La Tati, La China, Andres Marin, Lorena De Luz, Felipe Mato, El Junco, Manolin Liñan, Carmela Greco. Viene scelta come ballerina del videoclip “Alma Latina” dei Gipsy Kings nel 1994 con i quali nasce una collaborazione per una serie di tournè. Approfondisce gli studi nel 1997 presso l’Accademia “Carmen De Las Cuevas” a Granada. Nel 1995 partecipa alla nascita del gruppo “La Romeria” iniziando una lunga carriera tra spettacoli teatrali e televisivi. Nel 1998 è ideatrice e Direttrice Artistica del primo Tablao Flamenco a Napoli “Cueva del Mar”. Segue studiando con Manuel Betanzos sempre a Se villa con Pilar Ortega , Milagros Mengibar e altri ancora.

Dal 2000 è artista ospite invitata al “Premio Danza Avallone” ed altre assegne musicali e di danza. Nel 2001 fa parte del quadro flamenco della Peña (la Reja) Malaga. Partecipa al festival De Jerez 2003, 2004, 2005 e 2006 studiando con Rafael Campallo Javier La Torre, Mercè Esmeralda, Matilde Coral e Mercedes Ruiz . E’, inoltre, insegnante in affermate scuole di danza. E da anni si esibisce con la compagnia “Tribù Flamenca” diretta da Dominga Andrias Dal 2005 studia e segue la compagnia di Antonio Marquez esibendosi nella tourné 2006.

2009.2010 è ospite al premio masaniello
partecipa al film di john turturro "passione"
è protagonista della" carmen" regia sergio javier
sempre nel 2010 è carmen danzante al teatro verdi di salerno per l'opera lirica carmen ,regia di gigi proietti
da gennaio 2011 presenta con successo lo spettacolo "flamencotammuriatapassion"con marcello colasurdo

Max Savatteri

Max Savatteri, Italian dancer and choreographer, began his dancing carreer as a kid. He started by attending multiple lessons and workshops of Ballet (with masters such as Victor Litvinov, Margarita Trajanova, Mariel Stefanescu and more others), Modern Jazztecniques (with Matt Mattox), Lyrical Jazz, Contemporary, Afro, Tap Dancing and Funky Style. This whole path led him to win a scholarship at Renato Greco's Academy (one of the most important in Iitaly) located in Rome.It was right here that he took his diploma in Vaganovaand Rad ballet methods.

His interest in Video Dance and Hip Hop, particularly in New Style/Street Jazz (L.A. Style), began a little while later, but was just as strong. He studied Old School with basically some of the pioneers of the Hip Hop culture: Mr Wiggles, Suga Pop e Brian Green. Then, being a teacher himself and not being able to attend classes regularly, he mostly trained on his own, working toward the reaching of a personal style. He never stopped taking random classes when he could though so, among the most famous dancers Max has studied with, we must add Babà (House Dance), Sheryl Murakami (Video Dance), Luam (New Style/Street Jazz) and Marty Kudelka (New Style/Street Jazz).

Max's Style consists in a fusion of cultures. The light, delicate breath of Ballet tainted by acharacteristic funky groove and the cleanliness of movement isolations, hugely used in all Hip Hoptechniques. The relationship with air and space is really strong and well calibrated. Max also has a particular interest in Contact techniques so there is a costant reaserch and study of the joints within the body.