Valerio Zanini, a young Italian musician living in Graz, with his project SHE, wins the second edition of the "Vivo D'Arte" Award, launched by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, in collaboration with the Romaeuropa Foundation and the participation of the Ministry of Cultural Heritage, Activities and Tourism.
The Prize aims to enhance and support the creativity and talent of young Italian artists living permanently abroad. Sixteen were the nominations for this second edition of the Prize: Italian artists resident in fourteen countries (United Arab Emirates, Spain, Portugal, USA, UK, Principality of Monaco, France, Belgium, Egypt, Argentina, Germany, Argentina, Colombia, Austria) who presented new projects of quality and originality in the fields of dance, theatre, music and contemporary performances. Heterogeneous personalities who actively dialogue with their countries of residence and with their communities and cultures, while maintaining strong ties with Italy.
SHE is an "augmented choreographic" performance. The show combines electronic music and choreography, in which the performer, using sensors and algorithms for the recognition and tracking of gestures, traces his movements giving them shape and producing sounds.
Valerio Zanini's show will be presented during the thirty-fifth edition of Romaeuropa Festival, which will take place on October 21, 2020 at the Theatre 2 La Pelanda.