Dansefestivalen In2it International Dance Festival i Sunndalsøra ble arrangert for aller første gang i år, fra 11. – 15. oktober. Dansekunstner Tendai Makurumbandi er drivkraften bak festivalen, og Danseinformasjonen har stilt ham 3 spørsmål.

Av Marianne Albers

Vi begynner med et klassisk ”sportsspørsmål” - Hvordan føles det?
It feels really great to have done it as well as to realise the full potential of this festival and the impact it can have on the people in this region.

Tendai01Hva var det som gjorde at du ville starte en internasjonal dansefestival i Sunndalsøra?
There is a lot of reasons why I started this festival! First and foremost as a professional dancer and choreographer, based in Møre og Romsdal, I realised that the dance level in this region starts and ends at kulturskole level. So my intension was to introduce and establish a professional dance environment that will help promote dance cultural development. So at first I started my own dance company, Compassion 2Dance, but I then realised that to reach the people more and actually do the real development I had to create events that will bring diversity to the region.
Then I decided to start an International Dance festival with the mission - " building bridges between different people, cultures, traditions, continents, countries etc”.

Hvilke verdier er viktig for deg å få fram gjennom denne festivalen?
The values for the festival is to promote cultural integration, innovation and excellency in dance as an art.

Om In2it International Dance Festival
In2it International Dance Festival arrangerer workshops med internasjonale instruktører, i tillegg til å vise nasjonale og internasjonale forestillinger.
Se her for mer informasjon In2it International Dance Festival

Presse om festivalen - Aura Avis
Pangstart for dansefestival
Dansefestivalen åpner i kveld

Les mer om Tendai Makurumbandi´s kompani Compassion 2Dance

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In2it International Dance Festival
Tendai Makurumbandi

Portrettfoto: Sergey Pidoprygora