©Rudi Berr

As a child I wanted to be a ballerina.

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

Now I am  working as a dancer, maker and dance-teacher in Berlin where I moved in 2013

I have worked with other artistic forms, such as street theatre, while dance remains my essential creative medium and  the key to understanding my coming along the life. It´s a way to approach reality. When I turned my reflections towards the relationship between internal dynamics of the body and external ones, between music and  voice, I discovered myself acting on the field of social relations and communication. Attracted by the product of this observation, I now continue along this road, still going, making, teaching, transforming and be transformed.

I am working, dancing and teaching since my diploma in 2008 at the CIMD of F.Ferrari in Milan followed by studies with several choreographers. From my works in Italy in theatres (Las Fura dels Baus and the Statal Theatre Maggio Fiorentino-Florence, The Loom dance Company-Prato) and in small companies, to Berlin (Christine Bonansea Company, 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")  presenting them at Sophiesaele, Dock 11 for the Sound Dance Festival, Floating University, Labor Grass. 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. Research through instantaneous composition responds to the urgency to explore reality, and myself in relation, in constant mutation. The action in the moment forces the process of assuming a sense of movement, through its temporal relationship of before or after and its physical relationship with the audience.In this process the sense becomes shared, the gesture a human one, the dance a social and participatory fact. 

Meanwhile I work on my own pieces (Proxima was premiered on 02.02.2018- Dock11) I also teach to adults and (even very young) children.

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