Sunday, February 20, 2011

Workshop with Davide Sportelli (Italy/Berlin)

March 28 to April 1, 10am to 12pm
Dovercourt House, 3rd Floor 
$50 for 5 day workshop or $12 drop in
pre registration strongly encouraged
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Davide Sportelli (Italy, 1976) is a choreographer, performer and movement teacher active in Europe and overseas. After music and theatre, he studied dance in Rome and at the Accademia Isoladanza, Biennale of Venice, with choreographers and pedagogues such as Carolyn Carlson, Malou Airaudo, Raffaella Giordano, Nigel Charnock, Bill T. Jones, Iñaki Azpillaga, Frey Faust, Ivan Wolfe, Susanne Linke, David Zambrano. He has danced for Sasha Waltz, William Forsythe, Caterina Sagna, Ingo Reulecke, Michäel D’Auzon, Giorgio Rossi a.o.  Based in Berlin, he carries out his personal research on performance creation and on the craft of writing, as well as collaborating with sound and visual artists and other young choreographers.

The classes will start with a thorough warm-up, through which we will establish an organic and alive dialogue between our own anatomy and the space. We will focus on gravity, clarity and freedom, aiming for the achievement of a honest and generous physicality, able to deal with different degrees of speed, power, amplitude, accuracy of the movement.
Through the conscious use of weight as the fundamental motor of motion, with a combination of guided explorations and given material, we will work on the connections within the body and with the space.

Body as experience, communication, transformation.
Space as environment, direction, action.
Moving on the thin line between surprise and control, in a game of intentions and reactions, we will try to make our phrasing more organic and intimate, and at the same time able to project and suggest.

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