Experiencing Interruptions?


A short film shot during the lockdown and during the difficult post moment.
Explore youth language in dialogue with himself and with the arts in favor of a process of human rebirth.
we should listen to ancient testimonies in a society like ours where a deafening technology wastes quickly all what comes from the past! ART DOES NOT CREATE UNFOUNDED AND FALSE NEEDS. ART INDUCES US TO THINK, TO IMAGINE ,TO UNDERSTAND, TO CREATE. ART IS BEAUTY, ART IS HARMONY!

"HARMONIA" video-dance performance
second meeting with the students of class 3k Matilde di Canossa Coreutic High School in Reggio Emilia .
Harmony a project with a video result of Dance and School 2021
from a playwright by Viviana Sassi
Choreography by Arturo Cannistrà
Original music by Francesco Germini
Nuvia Valestri costumes
Artistic collaboration of the Painter Master Alfonso Borghi
Artistic Coordination Prof. Linardi Luigi.
"From a studio to a performance" which takes place in collaboration with the National Dance Foundation / Aterballetto and I Teatri Foundation, and with the support of SIAE and MIBACT as part of the #PerChiCrea program.

ABOUT ART,it was the year 2019 and we couldn't imagine that shortly afterwards we would enter in a long lockdown because of

Pandemic of Covid. So I wrote the Drama called HARMONY and the choreografer began to set the stage. But it was impssible to

perform the drama because of the pandemic. Well Cannistra' decided to put on anyway the drama, to give an important opportunity

to the young dancers, in a very difficult moment for ART , CULTURE and THEATRE! Why their expectations should be frustrated!

The deep meaning of ART is just in the title of drama HARMONY , that is CONDIVISION, CONCORD, CREATIVIYY, BEAUTY,

IMAGINATION, EMOTION. Besides all this, we had the extraordinary opportunity to shoot a part of the choreography in the

studio of an important and famous Artist, ALFONSO BORGHI, and this made particurarly suggestive the performance . WE are

deeply grateful to the Artist who has given a great contribution to the staging of this CHOREOGRAPHY in which even the masks

are fascinating!!!.

  • Arturo Cannistrà
  • Viviana Sassi
  • Arturo Cannistrà
  • Francesco Germini
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    14 minutes 1 second
  • Completion Date:
    May 31, 2021
  • Production Budget:
    1,000 USD
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    Yes - Liceo Coreutico Matilde di Canossa Reggio Emilia
Director Biography - Arturo Cannistrà

Arturo Cannistrà , Born in Messina Sicily Italy, he trained at the Accademia Nazionale di Danza, from 1980 – 84 he joined the corps de ballet of the Teatro Comunale in Florence directed by E. Poliakov as a soloist and principal dancer, with choreography by E. Poliakov, J Russillo, L. Massine, M. Petipa, G. Balanchine, M. Pokine, M. Béjart, dancing with étoiles of the caliber of R. Nureyev, C. Fracci, P. Dupond, M. Fontaine. In 1984 he joined the Aterballetto, directed by A. Amodio and since 1998 by M. Bigonzetti. Since 2003 he has been the artistic director of the special projects of the Fondazione Nazionale della Danza – Compagnia Aterballetto. In 2003 he began active collaboration with the FNASD as part of the "Read to Dance" project and brings educational shows throughout Italy, such as Cinderella, The Magic Flute, Peter and the Wolf, Pinocchio, The Little Prince, The Piano Poet, Tribute to Arturo Toscanini. In 2001 he received the Urban dance career award from the Calabria Region, in 2010 he was awarded the Grand Prix Giuliana Pensi for public training activities in Italy, the Roma in Danza in 2014 in Fiuggi and the Rome Award e in 2023 in Florence.

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