Emanuela Lodato (Italy)

Emanuela Lodato is a Sicilian musician and dancer who began her artistic career in theater. In 2004 she began a more in-depth research on music and traditional dances in southern Italy. She studies percussion with Massimo Laguardia, and travels through Southern Italy to learn dances. In 2006 he launched his concert activity (Massimo Laguardia, TrizziRiDonna, Kaiorda,…) and teaching in various cultural centers in Italy and abroad (Macedonia, Tunisia, Poland, Belgium). Emanuela also has a long experience of working with children: as an animator of theater, dance and music in cultural centers and Italian and Belgian schools, and as an actress and musician in shows for the little ones (as “La nuit du Coucou” in 2013, or “Habanera”,2017.) Currently, she lives in Brussels where she continues her activity as a musician in the duo Nisia, dancer, teacher of traditional percussions, animator of musical workshops for children and adults, actress, and she collaborates with the associations “Muzik-e-Motion” and “La Vita è Belga” for the organization of internships, concerts and cultural events.