OUR GUEST ARTISTS THIS YEAR...
Teatro Emigrato (Theatre Company)
Larisa Criscenti and Gregorio Cadarso are th lead actors with the Teatro Emigrato company.
Teatro Emigrato was born from the desire of a group of European immigrants in Ireland to find a way of personal expression through theatre. This group includes people of different nationalities, age and backgrounds.
Director Gerardo Placido founded Teatro Emigrato in 2012. A renown Italian actor and director, Gerardo debuted in "Nina", 1976, a film directed by Vincente Minelli, starring with Ingrid Bergman and Liza Minelli. One of the great names of Italian cinema, he has starred in countless theatre and cinema roles in Italy and around Europe.
He currently teaches at the University of Salzburg and at the Universita' Cattolica in Milan.
Dario Rodighiero & Giulio D'Agostino
A Milan-born, Dublin-dwelling improviser, pianist, keyboardist and composer Dario Rodighiero left Italy in 2014 to pursue his music career in Dublin, where he performs in live shows, regularly collaborates with a wide range of artists, and composes soundtracks and scores for films.
Passionate about films, Dario found his true vocation when he started composing film scores. He collaborated with the Irish director Cathal Feeney as well as other film producers and directors in Ireland. Recently, several of the movies he scored have been selected for film festivals and competitions.
(Giulio) Julyo D’Agostino is an Award Winner guitar, bass, mandolin player and music producer of Italian origin who has several International Awards for his film scoring work (New York Independent Film Festival, Louis Vuitton Film Festival and Berkley International Film Festival). Julyo has played and worked with Take That, Paco de Lucía, Paulo Bragança, LL Cool J, 4Ever, Photosonic Orchestra and Kino, and has studied at Berklee College of Music in Boston with legendary musicians Mick Goodrick (Pat Metheny, John Scofield) and Mike Mangini (Steve Vai, Extreme).
Born in Scotland, Liz has been living in Dublin since 1981. She has been writing poetry and short stories for a long time, and her first novel, “Canticle,” was launched on May 15th this year. Ever since her time as a student of languages at Glasgow University, she's had a keen interest in translation. The most extensive translation work she's done so far was the 2014 “Twenty Poems/Veinte Poemas” book for the Colombian Embassy in London, with the poet Anamaría Crowe Serrano.
Simona Zaino & Hernan Catvin
Simona and Hernan’s have mesmerized audiences around Ireland with their fluid and elegant dance style, which focuses on the connection and music. They combine old and new elements into a seamless flow. Since they started Compadrito Tango in 2004, Simona and Hernan have performed regularly at numerous dance and music events around Ireland such as the Dublin Fringe Festival, the Oxegen International Music Festival, the Olympia Theatre with Camille O’Sullivan, the National Concert Hall with Fionnula Hunt, the Solstice Arts Centre, the Ballina Arts Festival and the Rathmines and Ranelagh Arts Festivals. They have collaborated as dancers, Tango choreographers and actors in the opera ‘Maria De Buenos Aires‘ by Astor Piazzolla staged at the Cork Opera House (artistic director: Conor Hanratty, music director: John O’Brien, contemporary choreographer: John Heginbotham, starring: Olwen Fouéré) Simona and Hernan have also choreographed and acted as main dancers in the short film “Tango in D minor” by Maurizio Usai. They have appeared on several TV shows and radio programmes and also featured in numerous local and international newspapers and magazines (including The Irish Times, The Independent, Cara Magazine and others). Simona & Hernan have also founded the International Tango Festival in Ireland, a non-profit event which every year showcases the most outstanding Tango dance and music performed by world class artists.