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Each dancer carried out a period of artistic residency in the different destination countries, meeting in the morning with the local community, especially groups of male and female students from local dance schools, in the form of a seminar dedicated to the hybridisation of techniques and the exchange of practices. In the afternoon, they dedicated themselves to research aimed at the realisation of a solo that was presented in the form of a work in progress at the end of the residency.

Karim Mansaly

Karim Mansaly

After graduating in Fine Arts, he worked as a graphic designer for 6 years in Hyderabad, Mumbai and Delhi. Since 2008, he has been creating independent artworks in various mediums of painting, digital graphics and installation art. His artworks are an exercise in the exploration of the self, as a creature of nature; an evolution through the understanding of physical, sensual and spiritual needs.  They are an expression of personal confusions, visions, emotions and realisations.

Sly - Mattia Quintavalle


Class of 1984. Choreographer, dancer and teacher, he began his career as a b-boy, and then approached new-style hip hop and house, studying technique and groove with the best Italian and international teachers. Founder of 𝗕𝗢𝗢𝗠𝗕𝗢𝗫 in Brescia, an experimental centre for urban dances, he is co-choreographer and dancer of the 𝗔𝗮𝘆𝗹𝗮 and 𝗠𝗻𝗮𝗶'𝘀 crews for which he currently dances.

An established and recognised freestyler on the national and European scene, he has collaborated over the years with various crews and companies such as 𝗢𝘅𝘆𝗴𝗲𝗻, 𝗖𝗼𝗹𝗹𝗲𝘁𝘁𝗶𝘃𝗼 𝗣𝗵𝗼𝗻𝗶𝗾𝘂𝗲, 𝗧𝗵𝗲 𝗦𝗼𝗰𝗸𝘀 𝗖𝗼𝗺𝗽𝗮𝗻𝘆, choreographer 𝗝𝗮𝗰𝗼𝗽𝗼 𝗜𝗲𝗻𝗻𝗮 and 𝗖𝗼𝗺𝗽𝗮𝗴𝗻𝗶𝗮 𝗦𝘂𝘀𝗮𝗻𝗻𝗮 𝗕𝗲𝗹𝘁𝗿𝗮𝗺𝗶.

Since 2011, he has been a juror in Italy and Europe in Urban Dance competitions. Currently, he teaches Hip Hop at 𝗗𝗛𝗛𝗗 𝗔𝗰𝗮𝗱𝗲𝗺𝘆 by Susanna Beltrami.

Baidy Ba

Baidy Ba

Dancer, choreographer and performer. National champion in the Popping Dance category at the National Kaay Fecc battle and nominated as best dancer of the year 2014. From 2012 he began his contemporary and classical training with Guillaume Siard, Preljocaj Dance Company, and with Alioune Diagne of Cie Diagn'art in St Louis (Senegal). From 2013 to 2018 he was part of the Ecole Des Sables programme. He has danced with the Tenane and Afreekanam Companies.  He is currently the Artistic Director and Founder of the first contemporary dance company in Kaolack, Senegal, the Mbosse Dance Company supported by the French Institute in Dakar and in residence at the Alliance Française de Kaolack. With the Company, he created a dance programme for local schools in Kaolack, supported by the AllianceFrançaise in Kaolack and the Senegalese Ministry of Culture. He was named Young Kaolacker of the Year 2021 by the Senegalese government.

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