©Rudi Berr

As a child I wanted to be a ballerina.

After I met  contemporary  dance and the Educational school of Franca Ferrari in Milan, and  later the Instant Composition (Blue Company, Julien Hamilton, Maya M.Carroll).

Now I am working as contemporary dancer and improviser on live music, between Berlin and Italy

I'm a dancer, teacher and choreographer based in Berlin since 2013, with an eclectic artist background. My poetic ensues from different sources, dance, theatre, clown to circus and street-art. After education and strong technical improvement, once I arrived in Berlin I embarked deeply on the path of Instant Composition, which is the closest choice to my diversified artistic interests. Fascinated by human social behavior since my early days in street-theater, I am interested in the processes of relationship and communication.I found myself acting in this realm, when I turned my attention to the perceived space, as a sonic space, including voice in my research. Attracted by the product of this observation, I now continue along this road, still going, making, teaching, transforming and be transformed.

I have been dancing, working and teaching since my graduation in 2008 at F.Ferrari's CIMD in Milan, which was followed by studies with various choreographers.
From the dance in Italy in theatres (Las Fura dels Baus and the Statal Theatre Maggio Fiorentino-Florence, The Loom dance Company-Prato) and in smallest companies, to Berlin with Christine Bonansea Company and Costanza Macras till the Instant Composition. Here in Berlin I have been creating pieces as a solos or with collectives, such as the ensemble One:Third, (winner of the prize 100°Berlin 2015 with "Fate of Galaxies")  and presenting them at Sophiensaele, Dock 11 at  Sound Dance Festival, Floating University, Labor Grass, Ackerstadt Palast. I am active on the Berlin scene as improviser and I have collaborated with artists such as Katie Duck, among dancers, musicians and visual artists. I took part to happening of improvisations between Berlin and Amsterdam. Research through instant composition replies to an urge to explore a reality, and myself in relation to it, in constant mutation. In the action on the moment there is an on-going process of interpretation, both from the artist’s and from the audience’s side. A relationship where the sense becomes shared, the gesture a human one, the dance a social and participatory fact. 

Meanwhile I work on my own pieces, I also teach to adults and even very young children.

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