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Federica Folco

The B’nai B’rith World Center in Jerusalem will host, next week, three leading Uruguayan artists in Israel: dancer and choreographer Federica Folco, actress and singer Alicia Alfonso—winners of the B’nai B’rith Uruguay “Premio Fraternidad” for 2012 and 2015, respectively—and actor Massimo Tenuta. The three will visit Israel for the first time, arriving on Sept. 4 and staying until Sept. 12. “Premio Fraternidad” has been presented by B’nai B’rith Uruguay for the last 30 years to acclaimed artists at events held at the B’nai B’rith Hall in Montevideo, with government ministers, artistic luminaries, civic leaders and hundreds of members in attendance.
Federica Folco is a dancer, choreographer and dance teacher. Her work focuses on Tango as a social phenomenon and on the relationship between mind, body and movement. She has been the director of the Periferico Dance Company since 2009, and has created routines by herself and in collaboration with local and international artists. Folco has participated in international festivals in Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Cuba, Ecuador, France, Germany, Mexico, Paraguay, Peru, Spain and Venezuela. As a teacher, she promotes experimentation and reflection on creative energy, and has conducted workshops in Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador, France, Mexico, Paraguay, Peru and Spain.
Alicia Alfonso graduated from Mario Galup Acting School in 1993, and has thirty years of experience in dramatic arts. She is a company member of “Teatro El Galpon,” a historic theater in Montevideo, Uruguay founded in 1949. She was nominated five times for the Florencio Award—a prestigious artistic award in Uruguay—and won it twice: in 2010 for supporting actress in “Agosto,” and in 2015 for her lead role in “Horror en Coronel Suarez.” Alfonso has appeared in about 40 plays for adults and children throughout Uruguay, and in international festivals in Bolivia, Brazil, Guatemala and the United States.
The principal prize in the “Premio Fraternidad” is an all-expense paid trip to Israel, where the B’nai B’rith World Center is responsible for crafting and executing an intensive and significant program of professional encounters and touring. In the course of their visit, Folco, Alfonso and Tenuta will meet with principals at Suzanne Dellal Centre for Dance and Theatre and at Habima, Cameri, Gesher and Haifa theatres, and will view performances or rehearsals by Bat Sheva dance company, Inbal Dance Company,  Nehara Dance Group, SOL Dance Company and the Kelim Center. They will tour Jerusalem, Masada, the Dead Sea and Galilee.
For interviews and further information, please contact Alan Schneider, director, B’nai B’rith World Center Jerusalem 052-5536441


Federica Folco performing one of her dance routines.