Hatha Yoga

Saturday 8th and Sunday 9th June from 09:30 to 10:30 – Salvo Angelico

God Shiva, in one of his representations, is Nataraja, the master of dance who squashes “ignorance” under his feet. At the same time he is the perfect yogi, immersed in neverending blessing and samadhi.

Hata yoga starts from the lowest level, the absolute perception of our phisical, “gross” body, a basic starting point in dance, to lead the pupils up to the superconsciousness stages.


Salvo Angelico approached yoga very early in his life and began his learning in the well known Accademia Yoga in Rome. While deepening his knowledge in hata yoga he also studied tantric yoga and kashmir shivaism. After several years of deep practice, he got a teacher diploma in India at the Yoga Vidya Gurukulamî Ashram held by Swami Ananda Saraswati.

Introducing the Bolognese tarocchino

Saturday 8th June from 11:30 to 13:00 – Lorenzo Cuppi

Few are aware of the fact that the tarot cards were born in a fifteenth century Italian court to practice a brilliant game that introduced the concept of the trump card. Fortune telling with tarot card, instead, was born several centuries later. The game Tarocchino Bolognese traces its origins to the first half of the ‘400s. Out of all the card games in Europe, it has the unique charateristic of having being preserved faithfully, for at least four centuries, in Bologna and its terroritories. Today this complex game survives, other than in some families, mostly in bars, clubs, societies and cultural centres, of which the ARCI San Lazzaro is also one. During the stage we shall speak a little about the history of the game, of its antique cards and, if possible, we shall attempt to learn to play a little bit.

II Edition of the “Mauro Burnelli” Music Contest

Polisportiva Masi, in Reno Folk Festival, announces the second edition of the “Mauro Burnelli” Music Contest, to give new musicians and bands focused on BalFolk repertoire the opportunity to get known troughout the community!

Musicians/bands will compete by presenting songs of their own composition. One of them must be danced as a folk dance chosen by the artistic commission of the contest. This year the dance is the 3 times waltz!

Enrollments are free and must be sent before the 30th March 2019 to the following e-mail address: concorso.rff@gmail.com.

The Contest’s Guidelines, the List of Materials to Send and the Application Form are downloadable here below:

Guidelines 2019
Material to send 2019
Application form 2019

RFF 2018 Gallery

Reno Folk Festival 2018 has been reported by
Silvia Pesce
Diego Billi

We want to thank anyone who shared photos and videos made during the festival:

Seba Morcar
Samuel Lagneau – Marshmallow Photo
Mina Morelli
Martin Ozzy Chlebek
Irene Pellegrino
Sofia Montanari
Carola Montaldo
Francesco Marino
Maria Grazia Morea

Alex Perkin – Перкин Алексей
Michele Vitiello
Manoel De Goldmund – La Folketteria
Sam Kia

Videos’ playlist

Photo gallery

Program 2019

Thursday 6 June




20:30 – 22:00 Ball  FOLK A BUSSO! Sala 77
22:30 – 00:00 Ball  LES BOTTINES ARTISTIQUES Sala 77

Friday 7 June




10:00 – 12:30 Workshop Body Balancing in unusual contexts 1 – Folktrekking: A walk into a dance culture, with Fragole & Tempesta‘s live music (Roberto Calzolari) Check the workshop’s description
12:30 – 16:30 Workshop Body Balancing in unusual contexts 2 – Experimental neotrad athmospheres…in a cave (Roberto Calzolari) Check the workshop’s description
17:00 – 19:00 Workshop Dance: Breton dances (Ivan Rajalu)
Dance: Val Resia’s dances (Gruppo folkloristico Val Resia)
Sala Tango
17:00 – 19:00 Workshop Dance: Val Resia’s dances (Gruppo folkloristico Val Resia) Sala 77
21:00 – 22:30 Ball PLANTEC Sala Paradiso
23:00 – 00:30 Ball GRUPPO FOLKLORISTICO VAL RESIA Sala Paradiso
01:00 – 03:00 Ball TRIBAL JÂZE Sala Paradiso

Saturday 8 June




09:30 – 10:30 Extra Hatha yoga (Salvo Angelico) Park
11:00 – 13:00 Workshop Dance: Branle of Ossau valley (Nhac!) Sala Paradiso
11:00 – 13:00 Workshop Dance: Detached dances (balli staccati) (Suonatori della Valle del Savena) Sala 77
11:00 – 13:00 Workshop Music: Diatonic accordion – basic (Simone Pistis) Sala Compleanni
11:30 – 13:00 Extra Introducing the Bolognese tarocchino (Lorenzo Cuppi) Bar café
14:00 – 17:00 Workshop Dance: Greek dances – Thrace  (Evritiki Zygia) Sala Paradiso
14:00 – 16:00 Workshops Dance: Béarn’s jumps (Nhac!) Sala Tango
14:00 – 16:00 Workshops Music: Bolognese mandolin (Lorenzo Cuppi) Sala Compleanni
14:00 – 16:00 Workshops Music: Songs of rice weeders (mondine) (Coro delle Mondine di Bentivoglio) Veranda 77
16:00 – 18:00 Workshop Dance: Dances from Romagna (Giuseppe Scandiffio) Sala Tango
16:00 – 18:00 Workshop Music: Diatonic accordion – intermediate/advanced (Aurélien Claranbaux) Sala Compleanni
18:00 – 20:00 Ball “Mauro Burnelli” contest finals, with:
BrothAn Trio
Trio Baladins
Sala 77
21:00 – 22:30 Ball NHAC! Sala Paradiso
23:00 – 00:30 Ball EVRITIKI ZYGIA Sala Paradiso
01:00 – 02:30 Ball DUO ABSYNTHE Sala Paradiso

Sunday 9 June




09:30 – 10:30 Extra Hatha yoga (Salvo Angelico) Park
10:30 – 12:30 Workshop Music: Diatonic accordion – intermediate/advanced (Stéphane Milleret) Sala Compleanni
11:00 – 13:00 Extra Movie L’appennino che suonava Sala TV
11:00 – 13:00 Workshop Dance: Dancing-body…dynamic (Aurora Cavazzin) Sala Tango
14:30 – 16:00 Ball TOC TOC TOC Sala 77
16:30 – 18:00 Ball UVA GRISA Sala 77
18:30 – 20:30 Ball AÉROKORDA Sala 77