dancer,choreografer,performer.

About me..

1907477_1607243442854343_631875834198971051_nI was born in Rome, Italy, in 1967.

After a bachelor in history of theater I started to research in the field of mime and dance performance.

Through the years I trained with mime /dancer Adam Darius, with mime/dancer Lindsay Kemp, with Marcel Marceau, with Japanese mime/actor Hal Yamanouchi.

I also practiced capoeira,yoga,qi qung, contemporary dance and improvisation.

At 25 I was working in street art festival in Italy and Europe-Certaldo – Avignon – Edinburg- Perigoux.

In 1994 I first saw a butoh dance performance by Masaki Iwana.

Since then I studied his method along 15 years, participating to his workshops in Italy and France.

I also followed the teaching of  Yoko Murunoi, Ko Morobushi, Min Tanaka, Akira Kasai and Daisuke Yoshimoto in repeated stages and choreographed performances.

I danced in the Akira Kasai choreography “Eliogabalus”, in Min Tanaka piece “31 july”, in  Masaki Iwana piece “flowers drunken by the smell of blood”.

Butoh dance offered me a vision of a different body,  a different way to live the act of dancing and a breathless  range of  bodily and spiritual experiences.

Those  experiences gathered  in a intense performing activity with solo and group works presented in theaters, art galleries, urban interventions, clubbing and television, in Italy, Europe, U.S.A and Australia.

In 1995 I started teaching, progressively integrating and systematizing in my method the knowledge I was gathering trough studying and actively performing.

This body of work is what I presently teach under the name “The spiritual mechanism”, a set of exploratory tools meant to overcome the duality of body and spirit and produce a trans-formative presence that I believe is the core aspect of Butoh dance.

From 1998 to 2004 I joined  Kitonb extreme theater company, as performer, creative consultant and physical-trainer.

In 2000 I co-founded the butoh dance collective Lios, organizing the international butoh festival  “Trasform’azioni” from 2000 to 2013.

In 2003 I founded the company Zeitgeist, producing and choreographing solos and group works with guest artists.

In 2015 I moved to Berlin, where I’m now based, while continuing to teach and perform internationally.

 

 

 

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