SARATOGA SPRINGS – SaratogaArtsFest, in partnership with MoveWorks Dance Company, Saratoga Film Academy, and Creative License, kicked off the first Arts Fest Friday of 2018 with a classic Italian-inspired event, “La Dolce Vita Remix,” on Friday, March 9th at the Spa Little Theater.
Attendees were transported to Federico Fellini’s romantic world of a 1960s Roman drama through a unique theater experience complete with paparazzi, contessas and musical pop-up performances. The evening began with an interactive hour-long cocktail hour followed by a full-film screening of La Dolce Vita.
Also, the first 100 attendees received free sunglasses to don as a celebrity disguise while paparazzi greeted you, and some may have even offered you pizza as if you’re Anita Ekberg descending from an Alitalia jet. More live performances burst onto the scene during the film screening.
Kudos to the Cast of La Dolce Vita Remix:
Issac Newberry, Joanna Palladino, Jenny Dahnke, Samantha Hall Saladino, Vivian Hwang, Devan Finkell, Christine Sarratori, Joseph Grandville Richards, Dee Sarno, Paul Calhoun, Camryn Beck, Jimmy Cupp, Stephanie Ward, Audrey Overhuls and the children, Angelo Polito and Cordelia Padovan. Also joining the local cast were Sarah Foster and Christian Serrano with their Contemporary Theater Dance Company from New York City, MoveWorks.
Sitar Player – Zac Transport
Indian Dancer – Sarajane Leary.
Production Director, Nicole Coady
Director/Stage Manager, Aaron Hobritter
Make-up Artist, Genn Shaughnessy
Costume Designer, Eric Rudy.
(Kudos also to Planet Arthur’s paparazzi of the evening – Cathy Duffy!)
March 14, 2018