SARASOTA INTERNATIONAL DANCE FESTIVAL (SIDAF)
MISSION: to produce an acclaimed international dance festival showcasing a variety of styles performed by World-Stage dancers. To provide unmatched ballet master-classes and instruction by renowned artists for aspiring pre-professional dance students. To offer dance scholarships to high quality applicants requiring support and to promote dance in all its forms with outreach activities and conferences.
To provide leadership expertise to other dance organizations, both performing and educational, through in depth analysis and advisory consultations.
Latest News - September 2013
ACE @ SCTI
Announces new dance courses for the Adult Continued Education series
at their brand new headquarters and state-of-the-art studio.
Robert de Warren has been invited to set up this new initiative and will start Two Courses in October and November 2013 - :
"FROM CRINOLINES AND HEELS TO TUTUS ON POINTE"
will give 300 years of dance development in 4 sessions: October 3, 10, 17 and 24 -1 to 3pm.
Attendees will enjoy a powerpoint first hour with invaluable and fascinating details and participate as dancers demonstrate the basics of ballet technique in the new 1,000 square foot studio.
"AMERICAN MODERN DANCE" SERIES
Will commence on October 31, then November 7, 14, and 24, also from 1 to 3pm.
Robert will be joiuned by Elizabeth Weil Bergmann, prominet modern dance faculty and director of Dance at Harvard, now living in Sarasota.
TO REGISTER CALL ACE : 941 361 6590 - $76 PER COURSE.
Robert de Warren
Elizabeth Weil Bergmann
Gabriella Stilo (13) and Francisco Serrano (16)
Gold medalists and Grand Prix from Robert de Warren's Master Class will demonstrate
WHERE - Sarasota, the cultural center of Florida's Gulf Coast, offers a highly developed cultural life in good competition with its world famous beaches. The home of symphony, opera, theater, ballet and the quite unique Ringling Museum, Sarasota is always an attraction to visitors during the high season and off.
We aim to make it an international center for dance, the cradle of new and challenging dance creations.
THE CARREÑO DANCE FESTIVAL
Julie Kent and Jose Carreno in The Merry Widow
at FESTIVAL OF STARS 2013
SIDAF's first presentation combines the talents of internationally renowned Jose’ Manuel Carreño, retired principal dancer of American Ballet Theatre, and Robert de Warren, the president of SIDAF, a longtime artistic director and CEO of multiple international ballet companies and Sarasota Ballet for thirteen years. The Carreño Festival is envisioned as a new cultural Sarasota attraction with international level performances and activities devised to enrich this city's dance expereince. It is designed to attract World-Stage artists from a variety of dance styles - from classical ballet to popular dance- in a month long program of performances and master classes for top aspiring dancers from around the world.
Follow announcements for the 2014 Carreño Dance Festival and master-class series.