Contemporary dance invades Panama City

La compañia "Vim Vigor" de Estados Unidos.

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For eight days, from Sunday 9 to Sunday, October 16, Panama City will host the fifth edition of Prisma – International Contemporary Dance Festival of Panama, with performances every day by national and international dance companies.

This year the festival will be held at several venues in different parts of the capital, such as the Anita Villalaz Theatre in Casco Antiguo, Ateneo Theater of the City of Knowledge and the Anayansi Theater in the Atlapa Convention Center. In addition, it will also offer master classes and free workshops as part of the educational program of the festival. They will be held in alternative spaces such as the BioMuseo, the National Institute, XIELO and Elena Chavez Pinate School in Juan Diaz.

This year the festival will offer a catalog of varied companies, resulting in a first class program with 12 international companies, including “Anna Konjetzki” from Germany, “Mafalda” from Argentina and Switzerland and “Lab on Stage” from Colombia and Austria. In addition, two special guest companies will be part of the repertoire, “Vim Vigor” from the United States, which will inaugurate the event and “The Veronal” from Spain which will close the festival.

Dancer of the company "La Veronal" from Spain.

Dancer of the company “La Veronal” from Spain.

Representing Panama will be the dancer, Emily Orillac, winner of the contest “Nuestros Creadores 2016”, organized by the “Espacio Creativo” Foundation, who will present the ballet “Unqualified”.

Tickets are already for sale in Cost of admission in presale is $20 for presentations at the Ateneo, Anita Villalaz and XIELO theatres; and $35 for the Anayansi theatre. They can also be acquired at the box office on the day of the event for $25 and $40, respectively.

For more information about the billboard, participating companies and schedules of classes and workshops visit


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