Artists

A multitude of artists, professional and amateur dancers will be there with one mission: MAKE YOU DANCE!

ANTONIO CASTRIGNANÒ - Fomenta Project (CONCERT)
With: Rocco Nigro (accordion), Gianluca Longo (mandola), Giuseppe Spedicato (bass), Gianni Gelao (flutes), Morris Pellizzari (electric guitar), Luigi Marra (violon), Joele Micelli (violon), Cristian Musio (alto), Antonio Aprile (vocals, frame drum), Fabio Favia (ingénieur son).
Antonio Castrignanò is a singer and tamburello player (large drum from Salento), as well as an unflinching defender of the traditional music of the Apulia district, used for dancing the Salento tarantella, Pizzica. The enchanting rhythms of this musical tradition lead to a trance-like state enjoyed by the close to 150,000 people who come and play and dance all night long during the Notte della Taranta event.

LES BALLETS DE MONTE-CARLO

DJ GREG BOUST
Greg Boust was the musical scheduler and resident DJ for the now iconic Parisian club "Baron" (2005 to 2015). He also (re)opened: the Showcase, Régine’s, Chez Moune, and the Barons in Tokyo, New York and London. He’s been a loyal resident since 2005 at the Le Baron in Cannes (obviously!), the Club A by Albane, as well as La Villa Schweppes.

MARION CRAMPE (POLE DANCE)
Marion began pole dancing in at the age of 25. She has been travelling since then sharing her passion for movement, spirituality, love and humour with students and other performers all over the world through her masterclasses, shows and competitions.

POCKEMON CREW (HIP-HOP)
Created in 1999, they are, today, the crew the most titled in the world in the circuit of Battles. While remaining active in battles, the company also dedicates itself to the choreographic creation. It counts now, about twenty dancers, including Smockemon, new generation of breakers.

YAMAKASI PK-ARTIST «Street Jump»
The art of free running or parkour has become a hugely popular sport and performance art form thanks to the film YAMAKASI or Banlieu13. Components of urban or rural landscapes are turned into obstacles to be overcome through running, jumping, climbing and vertigo-inducing manoeuvres...

LE PATIN LIBRE
Le Patin Libre is a Montreal-based contemporary skating company. Far from the stereotypes of glitter and razzledazzle, the Patin Libre performances showcase true works of art that explore all the astonishing flexibility of display and choreography that ice-skating has to offer. Skate artists: Alexandre Hamel, Pascale Jodoin, Samory Ba, Jasmin Boivin, Taylor Dilley.

HORIZONS CROISÉS (BLOW-UP STILT WALKERS)
Since its creation in 2010, Horizons Croisés is well-versed in circus, from the tarmac on the road to the floorboards of the stage. With curiousity, openness and
interdisciplinary artistic skills, they create circus and comedy, offering movement and emotions, creating new places to meet.

RICHARD COUDRAY (GIANT BARRE)
Ex-dancer in Ballet Théâtre Français from Nancy, at the Ballet Nacional Chileno and then Ballet de Nice. He met Thierry Malandain in Biarritz and participated in the launch and development of the National Choreographic Center as a Ballet Master. Since 2001, at each edition of the festival Le Temps d’Aimer la Danse in Biarritz, he reinvents year after year the gigabarre.

FLEURS DE PARIS (GUINGUETTE)
The «Fleurs de Paris» will suit you for a trip to the French repertoire of the 20th Century, from the 20’s to the present day. From Fréhel to Piaf, Bruant and Montand ...

LES P’TITES OUVREUSES (GUINGUETTE)
With: Cédric Gonnet (guitar and vocals), Sabine Péroumal (accordion), Sébastien Bouland (bass), Lionel Turco (drums) and Alizé Bentivoglio (violin). Th musicians-singers alternate musettes tunes and poetic dancing songs.

ALESSANDRO RISTORI & THE PORTOFINOS «RETRO DANCING»
The American Rock’n’Roll of the 50s, the Italian sound of the 60s, the characteristic elegance of the Crooner and the famous «Dolce Vita»... This is the mixture that allows Alessandro Ristori to propose a different and original music.

BALLROOM DANCING
Mirella Piano, Association Danse Sportive de Monaco

Rock ‘n’ roll, ballroom dancing, salsa, Argentine tango, West Coast swing...Couples can come along and discover or experiment with the 10 structured dance styles.

POLE DANCE
Yana Shine, MC Pole Fitness

MC Pole Fitness teaches acrobatic moves combined with dance, drawing on the pole and music for inspiration... Exercises that require physical prowess as well as an eye for sensuality.

JAZZ
Gianin Loringette, Off Jazz-CFPESD Nice

Off Jazz is a cultural space, artistic hub and study and research centre rolled into one. Encompassing academic, classical, contemporary and jazz techniques and ethnic, urban, baroque and traditional practices as well as incorporating different cultures and artistic languages.

BELLY-DANCING
Sandra Khahloun, Académie de Danse Orientale Sandra

For the past 25 years, Sandra has been honing her craft with the same high standards. She was one of the first to have established a structure for belly-dancing. She founded the French Riviera’s only belly-dancing academy.

FLAMENCO
Angela Santamaria, «AIRE Flamenco»

The school teaches pure, traditional flamenco from both the classical Spanish (Castagnettes) and Seville schools. The establishment puts on a series of workshops throughout the year, taught by artists from across Spain.

LATINO
Victor Zapata, Yaritza Napoles «Del Son à la Salsa»

With: Alberto Javier Pollan Vazquez, Ramon Fumero, Willian Lugones.
Victor Zapata hails from Santiago de Cuba, invites you in to experience the inimitable warmth and magic of ‘Son’. Son is a style of music that left its mark on salsa and lies at the heart of traditional Cuban music: universal, sensual, timeless.

TANGO
Charlotte Baines & Laurent Trincal, «You Tango»

Charlotte and Laurent drew inspiration from their trips to Buenos Aires and the teachings of the Argentinian masters to share their passion with professional slickness and humour. Their approach to teaching is firmly anchored in the social aspect of this dance allowing dancers to experience the joys of dancing and the power of connecting as a couple.

LA PALLADIENNE
Caroline Marsan, «La Palladienne De Monaco»

The folk group ‘La Palladienne de Monaco’ aims to safeguard Monaco’s tradition and heritage. In the Principality, ‘La Palladienne’ takes part in year-round festivities such as the Sainte Dévote, Saint Jean, Fête du Prince and Saint Cécile feast days, as well as the Princely Wedding in 2011 and the christening of the Princely Children in 2015.

STREET DANCE
Christine and Benoit Kammerer, Marine Vera, «Danse Art Studio»

The Danse Art Studio aims to make dance accessible to all through quality teaching. Lessons are given to children as young as four, all the way up to adults (classical, jazz, hip-hop, cabaret, burlesque, musical theatre and singing).

TAHITIAN
Vaiana Manutahi, Tuatahi MANUTAHI, «Tahiti Dance»

The Association Tiare Tahiti has been working to promote Polynesian culture since 1985, using Tahitian dance and different events. Dancer, choreographer and costume designer Vaiana Manutahi works with the Association Tiare Tahiti to teach Ori Tahiti.

AFRICAN DANCE
Maude Ferre Diabate, «Traid’Union France Guinée»

With: Christelle  Samba, Fodé Camara, Avi Guedalia, Jonathan Poulard, Diabaté M’badi.
The Traid’Union Association provides introductory classes to Afro-Mandinka dance, as well as launching initiatives to promote and showcase Africa’s cultural diversity. This is a vibrant, energetic association that’s always happy and willing to whisk you away to another magical world.