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The IUDAA present at the International Dance Award in São Paulo, Brazil.

Professor Ioshinobu Navarro as Jury at the São Paulo International Dance Award on behalf of the Alicia Alonso Dance Institute.

São Paulo, Brazil – The PRIDANSP – Prêmio Internacional de Dança de São Paulo, held between September 21 and 24, concluded with resounding success, being a milestone in the promotion of young dance talents. Among the highlights of the event was the participation of Professor Ioshinobu Navarro as a member of the jury, a decision that reinforces the reputation of quality and excellence that the festival seeks.

This award, created by André Malosá and Caio Ekman, is not just a festival, but a window to the world for emerging dancers. It provides unparalleled opportunities, from invitations to important international festivals to exchanges with the most prestigious companies and dance schools in the world.

Professor Navarro, who has a notable global career, joined a distinguished panel of jurors. All with vast experience and recognition in the world of dance. Their collaboration guaranteed a thorough and professional selection and evaluation process. This evaluation was reflected in the awards, in which the Alicia Alonso Dance Institute offered, through the Alicia Alonso Dance Foundation, 4 scholarships to study the Degrees in Higher Artistic Dance Education at its headquarters in Madrid .

The PRIDANSP organization expressed: "Our main objective is to strengthen dance in Brazil and show our young talents to the world." The selection of the jury, with figures such as Professor Navarro, reinforces this mission and places PRIDANSP as a crucial event in the Brazilian cultural panorama.

With a combination of talent, passion and experience, this edition of PRIDANSP has left an indelible mark on the history of dance in Brazil.

PRIDANSP: A window to the plurality of dance

The PRIDANSP – Prêmio Internacional de Dança de São Paulo, has consolidated its position in the world of dance, not only for its excellence in organization and participation, but for its commitment to showing the diversity and richness that dance has to offer. This year, the festival was structured into three competition sections that reflected a varied and wide range of styles: classical ballet, contemporary, tap dancing and folklore.

  1. Classic ballet: This section evoked the tradition and rigorous technique of dance. The performances in this category transported the audience to worlds full of grace, elegance and precision. Additionally, they served as a reminder of the deep roots of the dance and its evolution over the centuries.

  2. Contemporary and Zapateo: Contemporary, with its expressive and creative freedom, and zapateo, with its rhythm and energy, were combined in this section to show the fusion of modernity with tradition. Performances in these categories challenged norms, mixed styles and showcased the versatility of dancers on stage. While contemporary touched emotions and presented innovative narratives, zapateo provided a vibrant rhythmic dimension that delighted the audience.

  3. folklore: This section was a celebration of culture and heritage. The performances showcased the rich tapestry of dance traditions and styles from various regions. It was not only an exhibition of techniques, but also of stories, beliefs and values ​​that are transmitted through the art of movement.

The importance of these sections in the PRIDANSP lies in their ability to expose the plurality of dance. Each style, each movement and each presentation are testimonies of the vast universe that is dance. By offering a space for each of these forms, PRIDANSP not only celebrates diversity, but also underlines the idea that dance is a universal language, capable of telling stories, evoking emotions and connecting cultures.

The success of this edition of PRIDANSP reaffirms the need to continue supporting and promoting plurality in dance, to continue inspiring, educating and marveling future generations.

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Alicia Alonso University Institute of Dance

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