The Festival Team

Artistic Director


Emanuele Masi (Trento, Italy, 1977), curator, has been the artistic director of the Bolzano Danza Festival since 2013. A graduate of the Conservatorio di Trento and the Accademia Pianistica Internazionale di Imola, he has worked in theatre and dance organisations, collaborating with some of the major theatre institutions in northeast Italy. He served as artistic director of the Teatro Comunale di Bolzano and of the dance seasons of the Teatro Sociale di Trento as well as an artistic consultant for the Trentino-Alto Adige Dance Circuit from 2018 to 2020. He has been a member of the Italian Cultural Council of the Autonomous Province of Bolzano since 2014 and is currently a member of the Board of Directors of the Fondazione Cassa di Risparmio Foundation in Bolzano.
In 2010 the educational project Oper@4u, co-curated with Carlo Delfrati, won the Abbiati Prize for Italian music critique. In 2021 the EDEN project, conceived as a response to the first lockdown within the Bolzano Danza Festival, was awarded the 2020 Special Prize by Danza&Danza magazine. Since 2021 Emanuele Masi has been artistic consultant of the Fondazione Musica per Roma for the programming of the Equilibrio Festival and dance activities at the Auditorium Parco della Musica in Rome.

“Through contemporary dance we speak about social inclusion, equal opportunities, environmental sustainability – in other words, the great challenges of our time. And also, as it should be, about raw emotions.”


Associated Company
& Principal Guest Company

The Bolzano Danza programme for the next three years, from 2022 to 2024, will be enhanced by the participation of an Associate Company and a Principal Guest Company. The former, the collective (LA)HORDE at the helm of the Ballet national de Marseille, is developing original and multidisciplinary initiatives, tuned to the festival and the town. The latter, Gauthier Dance//Dance Company Theaterhaus Stuttgart, has already forged a deep bond with the Bolzano audience, to whom it offers unforgettable experiences every year.


  • Artistic Director

    Emanuele Masi

  • Head of Communication

    Maria Prast

  • Production

    Giulia Pasqualini

  • Technical direction

    Barbara Westermann

  • National press office

    Marilù Buzzi

  • Photographer

    Andrea Macchia

  • Videomaker

    Armin Ferrari / RIFF Video

  • Videomaker

    Marina Baldo

  • Sponsoring & partnership

    Judith Paone

  • Head of ticketing

    Luisa Sinesi

  • Costumer care / Guest tickets

    Sofia Best

  • Marketing & Communication

    Elisa Tessaro

  • Communication

    Anna Allegri

  • Communication

    Beatrice Pertile

  • Produzione

    Martina Smadelli

  • Produzione

    Giovanni Grazioli