April 2, 2015 - June 15, 2015 10:00
Sharing Training / Fabbrica Europa is a project promoted by Attivisti della danza – an open group of independent dancers and choreographers, founded in Florence in 2012.
The project aims to create a few moments of theoretical and practical deepening and sharing thanks to connections with artists and choreographers present in Florence for the 2015 edition of the Festival Fabbrica Europa.
In the spaces of Le Murate. Progetti Arte Contemporanea in Florence meetings will be organized where artists will share practices, physical techniques, lectures on the conceptual and creative processes of their work with a group of professional dancers. Each choreographer will decide how to spend this time of “sharing” with the group.
The proposal comes from the already existing project Sharing Training of Attivisti della danza, that is based on the sharing of different bodily practices and is aimed to ensure a continuity of meetings/classes for professional dancers, led by the group members.
Meetings are free, for max 15/20 participants and will last from 10:00 to 12:00.
For more information and registration
Luisa Cortesi (Italy)
Thu 2, Tue 7, Thu 9, Tue 14 April 2015
After studying contemporary dance in Italy, Europe and the United States, she began in 1999 a process of experimentation in performing arts alternating personal projects and collaboration with artists from various disciplines. From 2000 to 2003 she participated in several productions of the Compagnia Virgilio Sieni Danza. At the same time she strengthens her partnership with visual artist Massimo Barzagli, with the creation of performances, shows and videos presented, among others, at Fabbrica Europa, Santarcangelo dei Teatri, Short Formats in Milan, Rencontres Chorégraphiques Internationales de Seine-Saint-Denis, Muzeum of Ljubljana, Centro per l’arte contemporanea Luigi Pecci of Prato, Galleria L’Attico in Rome and SPAF – Seoul Performing Art Festival. She took part in 2014 Dance Biennale of Venice with the performances L’appuntamento. In autumn 2014 she worked in Seoul with Korea National Contemporary Dance Company that produced and presented her creation Mousing. She is currently working on her new solo On the other hand.
Zaches Teatro (Italy)
Tue 5 and Thu 7 May 2015
Zaches Theatre is active nationally and internationally since 2007 and receives support from the Tuscany Region as a young theatre company since 2010. It works on the mix of various artistic languages: contemporary dance, puppetry, masks, the relationship between plastic movement and music/ live electronic sound.
With its latest productions it has participated in important festivals in Italy and abroad dedicated to the contemporary scene, receiving several awards.
In 2013 with the production Mal Bianco the company was selected for the interregional project Teatri del Tempo Presente of Italian Ministry for Culture and Heritage.
Together with the company, participants investigate the relationship between the body of the performer and the ancient Greek theatrical mask and between the word and the music/live sound.
Cristina Caprioli (Sweden)
Mon 11 May 2015 | 9:30 – 11:30
Born and raised in Italy, Cristina Caprioli studied in Sweden and the US. After a dance career in Switzerland and Germany, she moved to New York to focus on contemporary dance studies and worked with choreographer Douglas Dunn. Back in Europe in the early 80’s, in 1998 in Stockholm she founded the independent dance company ccap for which she has produced over 30 works.
Her choreography is marked by clarity, stringency and precision as well as complexity and strong physicality.
Her interest in theory marks all of her work, on stage and beyond. To practice, investigate and develop her matters of interest, she has curated and produced the festivals Talking Dancing (1997) and Movement is a Woman (2002), the research projects t.lab (2004) and after cover (2009-2011), published the dance anthology Choreographies (2008), and most recently curated and produced the Weaving Politics symposium (2012).
The class shows a choreographic practice that asks, but also generates and articulates a very specific language that through a technique of thought and movement becomes capable of processing and dealing with a discursive critique.
Physical exercises, steps, movements are intertwined with feelings and discussions, in a process of interactivity that is projected towards the manifestation of that irregular, dissonant and valiant discourse that is the choreographic gesture.
The work gives an overview of the activities of cccp company and Cristina Caprioli, where choreography, technology, language and participation are indistinguishable.
Glen Çaçi (Italy/Albania)
Sat 16 May 2015
Glen Caci is an Albanian performer active professionally in Italy, Belgium and France since 2005. Before graduating in dance/performance in 2010 at the Inteatro Polverigi Foundation he followed masters such as Masaki Iwana, Jonathan Burrows, Geraldine Pilgrim, Raffaella Giordano. Since then he started his solo career creating his personal works. His first work was The Fall of Sleep (Cascare dal sonno) premiered at the Inteatro International Festival 2011.
In 2013 he won the Premio Equilibrio with Hospice, his second work as an author. He has received several prizes with theatre projects and has taken part in many Italian contemporary festivals.
The work will be based on small exercises of composition and sharing of reflections on the relationship between the creative process and the finalization of a work of any length.
The class will include a work in pairs and/or in groups. Participants should bring a pen drive with 3 different original digital photos and a piece of music of their choice. It will also be possible to choose images from a database of the artist.
Giulio D’Anna (Italy)
Fri 22 May 2015
Giulio D’Anna first studied ballet at the Royal Academy of Dance until he was twenty years old. He continued his dance education studying modern jazz and eventually trained to become a dance teacher (Aid&a and Bruno Collinet). His curiosity for movement and theatre lead to an impassioned interest in contemporary dance. In 2003 he moved to Florence to study both dance with Simona Bucci (Alwin Nikolais pedagogy) and theatre. His fascination for contemporary dance brought him to the Netherlands to study at the SNDO (School for New Dance Development) in Amsterdam where he graduated in choreography. Since 2009 a number of organizations have supported and presented his work, among which Dansateliers (Rotterdam) and Generale Oost (Arnhem). In 2011 he won the “Premio Equilibrio” in Rome. In the same year he was selected by the Dutch partner Dansateliers to represent the Netherlands for Choreoroam Europe, an international choreographic residency project. He is active in The Netherlands and Italy as an independent choreographer. Currently he is touring internationally with his latest works Parkin’Son, O O O O O O O O and his new 2014 work R_ESISTERE.
In this brief meeting Giulio will offer the participants a selection of choreographic and creative practices that are part of his creative process. The focus of these practices is to create alternative connections between the physical body and the emotional body so that the movement becomes an intimate and personal expression.
Aline Corrêa (Brazil)
Thu 4 June 2015
Brazilian Aline Corrêa trained at the School Membros, then joined the company where she remained for five years. Later she became part of the company Hibrida. She has participated in various residences of creation with, among others, the group DINNER 11 and Lia Rodrigues.
She is currently pursuing her career as a choreographer, also thanks to collaborations with hip hop dancers in Rio de Janeiro.
Urban dance workshop: How and in what way our body can fall? Basic techniques to not get injured and go against gravity. We’ve always learned to not fall, the goal is to teach otherwise we can fall bringing more body structure and resilience. How to make the body leave the comfort zone always seeking to push the limits of gravity.
Frida Giulia Franceschini / Viktoria Andersson (Italy/Sweden)
Mon 8 June 2015
Born and raised in Bologna, Frida Giulia Franceschini is a young dancer/performer. She began her artistic career in the field of visual arts and she also trained in ballet and contemporary dance. At 18, she moved to Rotterdam and enrolled at Codarts. In 2008, she performed for Rita Villena’s Baila Louca Improvisation Event, Rotterdam. She joined the first year of BODHI project at SEAD (Salzburg Experimental Academy of Dance) and worked with Rob M. Hayden, Matej Kejžar and Jozef Frucek. Following this formative experience, in 2010 she worked in the Netherlands for a new production with Rita Vilhena and at Ainsi Theatre in Maastricht. The same year she moved to Brussels where began working on her solo Villa Metaphora and performed it at Chien Perdu and Magic Mirrors. . After these enriching and formative experiences, she based herself in Italy. During 2013 she joined the Biennale of Venice to have a research period with the coreographer Michele Di Stefano, participated to SMASH_Berlin (an intensive training program in experimental physical performance) and began working for Alias/Guilherme Bothelo Cie. At the moment she is performing for the Stadttheatre of Konstanz in the tango-opera Maria de Buenos Aires, for Alias Cie in Antes and working on the duo Baby with Viktoria Andersson.
Viktoria Andersson is a young Swedish dancer/performer. After attending Theatre High School, she studied at SEAD (Salzburg Experimental Academy of Dance). At SEAD she had the opportunity to work with a lot of talented choreographers and dancers such as Rob Hayden, Linda Kapetanea, Jozef Frucek, Salva Shanchis, Les Slovaks Collective, who positively influenced her formation and movement research. After graduating she has been working with several projects and companies as a dancer, choreographer and an actress. Between 2010-2011 she joined Avart Dans & Rörelse, where she acted and danced in the performance Stenkär. During this period she also did collaborations with Zsuzsa Rozsavolgyi, Makkan Iloll and Ida Hellsten. In 2012 she joined Kubilai Khan Investigations, a France-based dance company with whom she is still working and touring with for the pieces Tiger Tiger Burning Bright, Volts face and Comme la main. In 2014 she joined Nomodaco Dance Company for the performance Embrace. At the moment she is performing for the Stadttheatre of Konstanz in the tango-opera Maria de Buenos Aires and parallely working with Frida Giulia Franceschini.
The shared practice will be a summary of the work done for the creation of Baby: improvisation exercises with imaginary partners and characters, authentic movement and, perhaps, karaoke.
The elements that will be provided to participants, purely imaginific, will be used to embody in real time their own visions.
The goal is to get to a certain physicality and freedom of movement, moving in parallel with thoughts.
Piergiorgio Milano (Italy)
Thu 11 June 2015
After attending the school of the Flic Circus in Turin, Piergiorgio Milano moved to France where he studied at the School of Circus Arts Le Lido in Toulouse. Meanwhile his interest increased in the physical theatre, the theatre of gesture and dance. Later, he has worked with the Slovenian contemporary dance company Fourklore, directed by choreographer Branko Potocan. He also collaborated as a dancer with composer Bruno De Franceschi. He then moved to Amsterdam where he studied choreography at the SNDO School for New Dance Development. At the same time he created the circus theatre company 320CHILI with other Italian performers. In the summer of 2009 he won the Danceweb scholarship from the Vienna Impulstanz festival. He has worked and indeed still collaborates with international artists such as Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui, David Zambrano, Raffaella Giordano, Rodrigo Pardo and Roberto Olivan. Among his main projects as a choreographer: Ai Migranti, winner of the Equilibrio award 2010; the solo Denti, winner of the Special Prize of the Jury at the Mas Dansa (Spain), the Baltic Dance Competition Award (Poland) and the Toscana Factory award of Fabbrica Europa; Do you love me?, duo created with Florencia Demestri for the Festival Deltebre Dansa (Spain).
Discussion with participants where Piergiorgio Milano will explain how he created the work presented during the evening of June 10 at Le Murate. The goal is to deepen according to participants’ questions the aspects they found most interesting. Depending upon the progress of the discussion there will be also some practical parts where everyone will physically experience the work. It is preferable that participants have seen the show, but the training will still be open to anyone who wishes to participate.
Malika Djardi (France)
Mon 15 June 2015
Malika Djardi, after studying plastic arts, she studied contemporary dance at UQAM in Montreal and then, from 2009 to 2011, at the Centre National de Danse Contemporaine in Angers. She was invited by Jean-Marc Adolphe in the 2010 edition of SKITE, where she created the group work Love Song. With the solo Sa Prière, created in April 2014 as part of the Festival Danseur in Brussels, she continues her research on performance as an object of documentation.
Since 2011 she has worked as a performer for Mélanie Perrier, Pierre Droulers, Alexandre Roccoli and as an actress in Suite No. 1 “ABC” by director Joris Lacoste and in his project Encyclopédie de la parole. Currently she is soloist in the play Des aveugles by Maurice Maeterlinck, adapted and directed by Clyde Chabot.
After a warm-up focusing on breathing and alignment in different postures of lengthening and muscular reinforcement, the work will be developed on different improvisational tools as well as on constructed material to explore the musicality, energy and expression within the movement. The work will also question the relationship to space and environment and the notions of intention and presence.