European Union Embassies open their Doors to Society
The Embassy of Italy participates in the annual EU Embassies' Open House to present Italian Traditions and Culture in WashingtonJune 15th, 2017
On May 13th, 2017 the European Union Embassies and the EU Delegation to the United States organized the annual EU Embassies' Open House. The event allowed visitors to take an unusual look inside the embassies and offers an exclusive chance for them to experience the cultural heritage and national traditions of the 28 member countries.
The Embassy of Italy is interested in giving the opportunity to participate and become involved in the embassy activities to people at all levels of society and of all ages. The highpoint of this year's Open House at the Embassy of Italy will be a performance played by the World Dance Movement.
The WDM Company of seven dancers will perform The Change, a 15-minute piece of Vivaldi’s Four Seasons. The Italian Embassy gave this International Company the opportunity to exhibit because it was born from the WDM International Festival a program that began in the region of Puglia in 2009 in partnership with the USA based company, Tezoro Productions. WDM builds connections between dance and diverse cultures that influence and change completely dancers around the world.
Through the WDM International Festival, The WDM International Company was created with dancers from all over the world. The WDM Company has performed in Italy, Spain, Switzerland and the USA in Theatre, Television and Film.
The Italian Embassy gave also the opportunity to visitors to enjoy other activities. For instance, this year the event included also an exhibit of Italian motorbikes, Connect to Climate corner, Space Exploration and Marangoni Fashion Design stands, children's soccer and more. Therefore, the Embassy aims to attract people, who are curious to discover Italian culture and want to become more involved in different traditions.