Dancing in Emilia (2013)

This project is a tribute to Italian photographer Gabriele Basilico who passed away in February 2013.
Basilico published a book “Dancing in Emilia” in the late 70s with pictures taken in discotheques in the region of Bologna in Italy (region Emilia-Romagna).
I traveled during summer 2013 through little summer festivals in this region to see what was left of this culture of Ballo Liscio. I found a lot of people dancing (both young and old) and villages organizing festivals with food, wine and huge dance floors (up to 400 squares meters).
It was a pleasure for me to realize this series only with analog cameras. It enabled me to take a break from my everyday photographer workflow.








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