Who we are


What is WAM!

WAM! is a biennial Festival dedicated to contemporary performing arts and to dance in particular. It is a tool to promote considerations about our times, with a specific focus on inclusion and the active participation of citizens.

  • First edition 2011
  • 11th edition 2023
  • International participation
  • Undisputed artistic quality

Our vision

Promoting the art form of dance beyond any stereotype.

Bringing important artists of the contemporary dance scenario to the city.

Allowing the interaction between dance and other languages such as video animation, photography, ceramics, painting, music.

Promoting networking and active participation of citizens.

Our mission

Creating a festival in the city to give a voice to young performing groups and show the works of well-known artists of the Italian and international dance scenario to the city audience.

Confronting with the public by balancing in-depth analyses and conviviality.

The major goal of WAM! Festival is to become a reference point for the international dance scenario in Emilia-Romagna.