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The Sarasota International Dance Festival (SIDAF) established in
2010 and led by renowned ballet luminary, Robert de Warren, is a 501© (3) public charity, which strives to create enthusiasm
for, and education in, the art form of dance. For three years it presented an annual Summer Pre-Professional Intensive
and its Festival of Stars with prominent guest artists, winning national and international recognition. The Carreño
Dance Festival and the Festival of Stars in August 2013 were the third and final events of this cycle.
SIDAF has moved on and has chosen an exciting New Path, based on research indicating that
while there is ample provision for classical ballet in our county and area, a dearth exists of 21st. century contemporary
ballet and modern dance at international levels.
The first step in SIDAF's
New Path was the presentation of LIFTED, An Evening of Contemporary Dance, at Sarasota Opera House on April
15, 2014 in partnership with international contemporary ballet dancer Drew Jacoby from New York, a principal dancer with the
celebrated Netherlands Dance Theater.