In addition to the fixed appointment of the New Year’s Eve party in Piazza Maggiore, Dancin’Bo has organised a rich calendar of events to spread the joy and beauty of dancing in all its forms between 28th December 2018 and 1st January 2019 featuring 400 dancers, 25 dance schools, cultural and sports associations and professional companies for a programme covering 5 days and involving 12 different locations. A party in which everyone will be able to find their own rhythm from a choice of lindy hop, tango, ballet, waltz, break dance, group dances, Latin American dancing as well as folk, ethnic and traditional dancing.
On December 31st, celebrations move to Piazza Maggiore where a vibrant ‘dancing party’ will provide music for all tastes selected by a group of famous Bologna DJs. At the stroke of midnight, according to tradition, the Vecchione (the “Old One”) is burnt - the large puppet symbol of the year gone by that is burned for good luck.
On the following day, the New Year will be welcomed in a well-wishing waltz including traditional dances from various parts of the world in a collective intercultural performance involving local associations and communities.
The Vecchione was built by Cantieri Meticci together with families, children and citizens who took part in educational workshops at MAMbo – Museo d’Arte Moderna di Bologna.
The project was created and curated by Vittoria Cappelli and Monica Ratti on behalf of the Bologna Municipal authorities. The graphic identity and communication campaign was curated by LOstudio. Dancin’Bo is sponsored by the Bologna Chamber of Commerce and supported by Bologna Welcome, Ascom, Confcooperative, Confesercenti and Legacoop.
List of Dancin’ Bo locations: Palazzo Re Enzo Fontana del Nettuno Voltone del Podestà Galleria Cavour Piazza della Mercanzia Piazza Maggiore Piazza Galvani Piazza dei Celestini Centro Sociale Montanari, Via Di Saliceto 3/21 Centro Sociale Tpo, Via Camillo Casarini 17/5 Centro Sociale Mercato Sonato, Via Giuseppe Tartini 3 Centro Sociale Arci Benassi, Viale Sergio Cavina 4