BaGS is an entertainment company founded with the goal of becoming a single point of contact, offering structured and complete solutions for operators in the industry. BaGS is headquartered in Modena, Italy, and operates out of Milan; it also has a foreign representative office in New York (thanks to partner company Bags Live USA), and one in Budapest, Hungary (thanks to partner company Studiomusica Hungary).
The company, whose name is taken from the initials of its three founders, Giorgio Barbolini, Antonio Gnecchi and Paolo Scotti, was founded with the desire to create a competitive and continually evolving international business. BaGS boasts some of the most qualified professionals in the Italian entertainment sector.
Here are some of our most noteworthy successes:
The Italian tours of international companies such as Parsons Dance (2012, 2015, 2017), CATS (2016 and 2014), the ice dancing company Imperial Ice Stars (Lo Schiaccianoci (The Nutcracker) On Ice 2017, La Bella Addormentata (Sleeping Beauty) On Ice 2016, Il Lago dei Cigni (Swan Lake) On Ice 2016 and 2015), the original production of West Side Story (2016), Sleeping Beauty by the Berlin Staatsballett (2016), Matthew Bourne's Sleeping Beauty (2016), Catapult (2016, 2015 and 2014), AEROS with choreography by Ezralow, Parsons and Pendleton (2016), Sylvie Guillem's farewell show (2015) and Mark Morris Dance Group (2013 and 2014).
BaGS has also produced and distributed the Italian tours of the shows Cinecittà by Christian De Sica (2014 and 2015), Open by Daniel Ezralow (2012 and 2013), and Rhyth.mix (2012 and 2013). BaGS also put on the musical NEWSIES in partnership with Disney Theatrical Productions (2015).
BaGS organised the Bergamo and Milan dates for Stefano Bollani (2015), and helped with the organisation of Roberto Bolle and Friends at the Arena di Verona (2012), the Teatro Antico di Taormina (2013) and the Teatro Grande di Pompei (2014).
Our artists include Gioele Dix, Oblivion, Rimbamband and the dance company composed of ex-rhythmic gymnastics champions, Rhyth.mix.
BaGS also provides internationally famous choreographers and ballet companies to television productions such as: the inaugural event of “Nuvola di Fuksas" with Desmond Richardson, Daniel Ezralow and the company Rhyth.mix (2016), the choreographer Barbara Cardinetti for Colorado (since 2012) and Senza Parole on RaiUno presented by Antonella Clerici (2015), Scherzi a Parte (2012) with the Rhyth.mix dance company, the TV programme Amici presented by Maria De Filippi (from 2007 to 2012); Il più grande spettacolo dopo il weekend, presented by Fiorello (2011), and four editions of the Sanremo Festival, with the dance company and choreography of Daniel Ezralow (2010, 2011 and 2012) and with Pilobolus (2015).
BaGS also presented the electronic music festival Wish Outdoor Festival for the first time in Italy (2017) .
BaGS Corporate, specialised in creating entertainment and performances for corporate events, has provided artists for important occasions including: San Siro Brooks Brothers (2017), Dubai Tour (2016), Pearl Media Awards – Abu Dhabi (2015), Panasonic Design Week (2016), Christmas ad for Pupa (2012).
BaGS is part of WEC – World Entertainment Company S.p.a., a group of companies which operate in the live entertainment industry in Italy and around the world.
The WEC group also includes STUDIOMUSICA, ALLOPERA, and SCONFINARTE.
|Bags Entertainment is the division dedicated to the distribution of live shows, and also offers PR and marketing services through the BaGS Press department. The company was founded with the goal of becoming a single point of contact for those in the entertainment industry. The Corporate department is the working group specialised in creating entertainment, performances and team-building sessions for corporate and public events.|
|Bags Live is the company which manages the WEC group's largest productions. Just a few of the most noteworthy of these include: the musical Newsies, the productions of Imperial Ice Stars, Christian De Sica's Cinecittà, the musical Cats, the production Aeros (a show put on by three internationally famous choreographers: David Parsons, Daniel Ezralow and Moses Pendleton), and English choreographer Matthew Bourne's Sleeping Beauty.|
|Studiomusica is responsible for producing and organising concerts and other shows; it represents Italian and international artists and composers both in Italy and abroad, and creates events and special projects. Studiomusica has long-term partnerships with some of the main international agencies and with important musical institutions and organisations, putting on concerts in Europe, Russia, China and Latin America.|
|Allopera was founded in 2014 in order to create a mobile opera house and company, with the goal of bringing high-quality opera to places where there is no opera house, to city squares and areas of natural beauty. Internationally, it aims to provide even more widespread exposure to opera, recognised as Italy's greatest cultural export.|
|Thanks to its partnership with company Retropalco, WEC manages both an important symphonic orchestra – the Italian Philharmonic – as well as publisher Sconfinarte, an Italian cornerstone for the publication of contemporary music. Over 200 composers publish with Sconfinarte, providing a total catalogue of over 1000 titles.|