Marni invites us to discover Cumbia, an ancient Colombian dance for couples, and has put its own individual slant on it, customizing the traditional full circular skirts worn by Cumbia dancers and the knotted scarves the men wear around their neck. Cumbia’s colorful performance directed by choreographer Susanna Beltrami will be accompanied by a vibrant performance of voice and percussions arranged for the event, the pieces emphasize the African roots of this dance, mixing Spanish songs and contemporary sounds.
Marni Ballhaus introduces the presentation of Marni’s new home furnishing accessories. The items have all been made in Colombia by a group of women who have gained independence and freedom through work. The skirts realized with the iconic Marni fabrics will be on sale, reaffirming Marni’s commitment to charity initiatives: a portion of sales of the design items will be donated to the Vimala Association allowing the supply of food for the schools of the Tibetan refugee centers of Bylakuppe and Gurupura, part of the Central School for Tibetans.