During the lockdown of spring 2020, the Fondazione Nazionale della Danza / Aterballetto for the first time created two videodance works, 1 meter CLOSER by Diego Tortelli and The Other Side by Saul Daniele Ardillo. The two video-creations had an unexpected and positive response from the public, reaching people far from the dance world.
Because of the interest aroused, we decided to make the art form of videodance even more widely known by collaborating with Numeridanse, an exceptional multimedia dance platform.
Through this column we want our audience to discover different artistic visions and become more and more passionate about the multiform language of dance, even if the theatres are closed.
Numeridanse is a multimedia dance platform. It offers free access to a unique video base: filmed performances, documentaries, interviews, fictions, dance videos. Every single genre, style and form is showcased here: butoh, classical ballet, neo-classical ballet, baroque, Indian, African, flamenco, contemporary, traditional dances, hip-hop, tango, jazz, circus arts, performance, etc.
Numeridanse is headed and coordinated by the Maison de la Danse, Lyon, and was imagined by the director Charles Picq. Since the outset, Numeridanse was created and has been developed hand-in-hand with the French National Centre for Dance (CND) and has been supported by the BNP Paribas Foundation and the French Ministry for Culture.