Mo., 12. Juli | Ostuni

EMBODYING LANDSCAPES intensive composition lab

INTENSIVE COMPOSITION LAB MERGING BODY AND NATURE with Rossella Canciello, Roberta Ricci, Stefania Petracca at Casina Settarte, Ostuni (IT)
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EMBODYING LANDSCAPES intensive composition lab

Time & Location

12. Juli, 15:00 – 18. Juli, 12:00
Ostuni, Contrada La Chiusa,, 72017 Ostuni BR, Italia

About the Event

One week residential workshop for site specific composition and body work. An opportunity to explore your body in an enveloping landscape, to improve your improvisation skills, creating the architecture of your own dance within nature. At the end of the work you’ll have the chance to have an edited video as documentation of your performance and experience.


•27 hours LAB

•3 teachers

•personal mentoring

•creative excursions in the nature

•huge open training studio, mq 200

•video's performance edited

•6 nights accommodations in apartments and/or camping

•daily vegetarian/vegan meals (typical Apulianfood cooked by a local chef)

•free time (sea close by)

•covid-19 safety rules  (max. 15 partecipants)*

These 6 days will be dedicated to ourselves, to our physical well being. Entering gently into our own anatomy, giving to the body the possibility to reconnect with itself. Over the days the morning training will alternate between three different disciplines: Pilates, GYROKINESIS® method, Movement & Body Awareness.

In the afternoon we will focus on the creation work.

We'll explore and analyze, through instant composition skills, how the body and the sound can transform the space and be transformed by it. The body will become a new sonic instrument, a specific tool for a choreographic score in connection with space and time. Simultaneously, we'll investigate the body' s new abilities to produce a dance vocabulary inspired by a receptive, intuitive, playful and instinctive attitude.

We want to investigate and support the poetry of the body within the performativeframe. The aim of the workshop will be the creation of a site specific composition work in a wonderful space immersed in nature, such as the south of Italy. Personal mentoring is offered throughout the week, in addition you have the opportunity to share this experience during an evening performance. The work will be recorded and the final result given to all the participants to the lab.

The workshop is open to fellow improvisers, dancers, actors, performers, artists and all who are interested in expanding their own imagination and knowledge on improvisation, in the beautiful surrounding of Itria valley.

*A test will be requested according with the regionals rules- for whom are coming from German the test is included in the trip.

Info& details :





Rossella Canciello, Italian born and currently based in Berlin, is a choreographer and dancer.

Over the years she's worked with international dance companies and theaters. Since 2000 till now she's been creating pieces as indipendentchoreographer and performing them across Europe. In 2006 she, in collaboration with Luca Canciello(musician and composer), gave birth to their own project , "Stepstuned“, focused on the research of interaction between sound/noise and movement. Taking part, with their works, of several Festivals between Italy and Germany.

She collaborates with Susanne Linke, being involved in several projects and recently as assistant for her workshops. As an educator she teaches contemporary technique, composition and improvisation. Besides her dancing work she also teaches GYROKINESIS® method.


Roberta Ricci, born in Italy, is a dancer, choreographer and dance teacher. She earned her master's degree in Contemporary Dance and Performance at Movimento Danza in Naples. She has been working in several state theaters as well as for independent companies, realizing projects in many parts of Europe. Roberta Ricci is co-founder and artist of the Company HAA in Berlin. Dance is her way of exploring the relationship between the individual and the outside world and to express the inner world using something very tangible which is the body.

Teaching is a very important part of her work and is based on release technique and improvisation. Roberta is interested in dance as a specific language to research movement as a container of emotions, experiences and form of communication. Ranging from meticulously choreographed to instant compositions, she enjoys physicality, freedom, restraint and concentration. Exploring the connection between dance and observation of reality, continues to inform and inspire her creative work and life


Dancer, teacher and choreographer cruising in Berlin since 2013, Stefania, is present on the dance scene also as improviser, in collaboration with various artists.

Interdisciplinary work and diving together into Instant Composition respond to the urge to explore reality and herself in relation with it, as they are in constant mutation. Thus creating pieces as a solos or with collectives, such as the ensemble One:Third - winner of the prize 100°Berlin 2015 - and she has taken part to few festivals and stages (Sophiensaele, Sound Dance, Floating University, Labor Grass, Kana-Stettin, Fusion). Stefaniagraduated at Franca Ferrari's dance school, C.I.M.D. in Milan, which was followed by a deepening of contemporary dance technique through studies with different choreographers among Italy, Berlin and Amsterdam. She currently pursues her own projects and continues her path, composing, organising, and teaching adults and, even very young, children.


Cost:480€ (includes food, accommodation, seminar)

without bathroom in appartment: 460€

camping or under 25 years old 440€

Sheet 5€ (if you don't have with you) 

Registration FEE : 50/100€ ( in case the workshop will be cancelled by organisers, the full registration fee will be refunded)

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