IDACO team 2019


Founders: Vanessa Tamburi - Enzo Celli

Artistic Director: Vanessa Tamburi 

Artistic Associate: Cecilia Fontanesi 

Film Curator: Nancy Allison

Artistic advisors board

Cecilia Fontanesi, Enzo Celli, Anabella Lenzu, Nancy Allison, Elizabetta Minutoli, Alessia Della Casa

Organization & coordination: Cecilia Fontanesi, Vanessa Tamburi

PR / press office: Adria Rolnik

Communication, Promotion:  Maurita Cardone

Visual artist design: Valentina Celada

Graphic Design: Christian DeLuna-Zuno

Website, Social media: FLUSSO dance project

Fundraising & promotion support:  Alexandra Baxter

Light Designer/ Tech Director: Alexandra Cristie

Sound: Anastasia Kupstac


Artistic Advisors Board

Vanessa Tamburi worked as a solo dancer for important European theaters (the Ballet of Montecarlo, the Hamburg Ballet and the Vienna Opera Ballet).  Over the years, she developed experimental work, melding dance with theatre, visual and multimedia arts. Her choreographies have been performed in Austria, the Czech Republic, Italy, Rwanda, Uganda, Tanzania, and the United States. In 2007 she established the "FLUSSO Dance Project".  She is the Artistic Advisor of the Visa 2 Dance and Time2dance dance festivals in Tanzania. She lived and worked in New York City from 2011 to 2017. Her work has been presented in many festivals and platforms of the NYC dance scene and abroad. She is the founder and the Artistic Director of IDACO nyc - Italian DAnce COnnectiona and she is an associate artist of New York Live Arts. Recently she moved to Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea.


Cecilia Fontanesi is a dancer, certified movement analyst (CMA) and PhD candidate in Neuroscience at CUNY, The City College of New York and The Graduate Center. She graduated as CMA from the Laban/Bartenieff Institute of Movement Studies, LIMS (New York).

In New York, she worked with Kristin Hatleberg, Elise Knudson, Janet Aisawa, Rebeca Medina, Ophra Wolf, and Cadence Dubus. She performed at Dixon Place, Triskelion Arts, Chez Bushwick Studio, Chashama, The Construction Company, and Greenspace. She is currently assistant teacher of Laban Movement Analysis at Sarah Lawrence College, MS in Dance/Movement Therapy. She combines her performative practice with research in neuroscience, motor control and brain plasticity. She worked with children affected by cerebral palsy, as well as adults with traumatic brain injuries, stroke, and Parkinson’s disease. She recently took part to Jody Oberfelder’s video “Dance of the Neurons”.


Nancy Allison is a New York-based performer, filmmaker and educator. Her award-winning films have screened at festivals throughout the world including the Venice International Film Festival (2017), International Festival of Films on Art in Montréal (2016) and Film Society of Lincoln Center’s Dance on Camera Festival (2015). A Certified Movement Analyst, she has taught at New York University, Laban-Bartenieff Institute of Movement Studies (LIMS/NY), Les Grands Ballets Canadiens (CANADA) and in Italy at Università di Venezia/Ca’ Foscari, Centro Teatro di Ricerca and Laboratorio Danza Contemporanea di Laura Boato.



Enzo Celli - Experimentation and research are the key to the interpretation of Enzo Cellis work. In 2013 Igal Perry has asked Enzo Celli, Ohad Naharin, Dwight Rhoden and Sidra Bell, to create new work for Peridance Contemporary Dance Company.

Below are some of the choreographer’s most important works and collaborations: In June 2006 he was one of the choreographers of the event “L’amour et son amour, l’uomo che danza e la sua aspirazione”, performed by Roberto Bolle, Vladimir Derevianko and Viviana Durante at Todi Festival; in June 2006 Botega Dance Company, together with Alvin Ailey Company, Bèjart Ballet, Bolshoi Ballet and Staatsballet München, he joined at the Dance Gala “Amores”; in 2008 Enzo Celli collaborated with the Russian Drama Theatre; and performed at the Na Strastnom Theatre in Moscow. In October 2008 performed “Subway” at La Cigale Theatre in Paris. In 2010 he was a guest at the Erfurt Opera House (Germany). His latest work, Giselle, debuted at Auditorium Conciliazione in Rome with fifteen minutes of applause in November 2014.


Anabella Lenzu is originally from Argentina. She is a dancer, choreographer and teacher with over 20 years experience working in Argentina, Chile, Italy and the USA. As Artistic Director of Anabella Lenzu/DanceDrama, Lenzu draws on her diverse background to create thought-provoking and socially-conscious dance-theatre in the interest of improving our human condition. Classically trained at the renowned Teatro Colòn in Buenos Aires, Lenzu studied the modern dance techniques of Humphrey/Limòn and Graham in New York. Her studies of Tango and the folkdances of Argentina, Spain, and Italy, further inform her work. Her choreography has been commissioned all over the world, for opera, TV programs, theatre productions, and by many dance companies, such as Anna Sokolow Theatre/Dance Ensemble (New York) and Movimento Danza (Naples, Italy). Lenzu founded her own dance school L’Atelier Centro Creativo de Danza in 1994 in Argentina, and has maintained an active teaching career ever since. Currently, Lenzu conducts classes at Peridance Capezio Center, Wagner College and Lehman College. Lenzu has written for various dance and arts magazines, and published her first book in 2013, entitled Unveiling Motion and Emotion.


Alessia Della Casa is Originally from Ticino , Switzerland. She holds a 3-year degree from the Ballet Academy in Riga, Latvia and a 2-year certificate in Cunningham Technique from the Cunningham Studio, in New York City. After her classical training, Alessia joined the Mojalet dance collective in San Diego for 3 months and studied modern dance in Rome for 6 months. In 2009 she moved to New York where she received a scholarship at the Cunningham Studio, where she studied with Merce Cunningham's assistant and company members. After the enriching experience of studying American modern dance, Alessia danced for NYC based contemporary artists Anita Cheng, Sally Bowden, Vanessa Tamburi, Olsi Gjeci among others, and later started developing her own choreographies. Her work was presented in the united sTates and Switezerland. She was selected to take part in the Choreographic Lab 2014 ( Luzern, CH) and was invited to a summer residency in Losone, CH (2014). Alessia is also a GYROTONIC® AND GYROKINESIS® instructor. She is the founder and artistic director of the festival Ticino in Danza, that since 2013 takes place in Switzerland


Elisabetta Minutoli dances for Enzo Celli's Italian company Botega from 2008 and from 2014 became associate artistic director of the company.  Elisabetta did her dance training in Italy in Rome and in Balletto di Toscana in Florence and later studied in New York at Steps on Broadway ,at Dance New Amsterdam, and at Peridance. In 2008 she worked with Molissa Fenley at the American Academy in Rome where Fenley's Cosmati Variations was set on her; she subsequentely performed the New York premiere of the work in 2009. In Italy she worked with Luc Bouy in his “Carmina Burana in jazz”(2010),she has performed in the musical Lady Oscar at Teatro Sistina Roma (2009);with Elisa Monte Dance Company at the Pergine Spettacolo Aperto Festival (2006);with Gloria Pomardi in the musical Datemi tre Caravelle, performing at the Teatro Greco Taormina, Teatro Sistina and throughout Italy,(2005);and with the Mvula Sungani Italian Dance Theatre touring throughout Italy performing Bernarda Alba and Sud Africa (2003).She has also worked with Marika Vannuzzi, Anabella Lenzu, Oxana Malitskaia, Mariapia Di Mauro and Franco Miseria


Visual Artist

Valentina Celada's "immersion" in the world of theatre, dance and music enriched her continuous research and experimentation in the perception and expression of the form. In order to “feel” the form, enhance spontaneity and bypass the rational brain, Valentina uses experimental techniques such as drawing with long sticks at the end of which she attaches her art tools.

Valentina’s first solo exhibition Figuring It was in May 2010 at 255Canal Gallery out in New York City. Since then she participated in a number of group shows held at The Pen and Brush, Inc. of New York, the most recent of which was Celebrating Women’s Work. She has also created video animation pieces for e-books and illustrations for various projects. The last two exhibits were an environmental themed show called Detritus at the Viridian Artists Gallery in Chelsea and an exhibit of her illustrations at The South Street Studios Gallery respectively in April and September 2015


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