performer – dancer – choreographer – teacher – artistic director of Dancewoods
In 1999 I started to study dance and theatre at STED school from Modena (Italy), where my interest towards dance and contemporary performatives arts developed at the point to involve myself in it professionally. In 2004 I moved to Madrid, where I studied at the Real Conservatorio Profesional de Danza Mariemma till 2010, optaining a degree as a professional dancer. While doing my academic studies I was used to travel around Europe and oversee to follow many training opportunities as Impulstanz, Ponderosa dance Festival, DNA e Movement Research in New York and cities as Bruxelles represent a mapping of my training. From 2011 I am back in Italy and to complement my education I have been selected to take part of some intensive training for artists and cultural operators of the national territory as Costruire Cultura2012 promoted by Progetto Giovani (Padua) and Nuove Traiettorie2014 promoted by Anticorpi e Cantieri Danza.
As a dancer and performer I worked with La Cabra Cia (Spain/Argentina) with which I performed in the piece “Boyfriend” and the piece “Viento Mucho Viento”, with the Nada Que Ver Company (Spain) in the piece “Una+Una=Otra” and the project “Improvisoladanza”. I performed in “Mapacorpo3” by La Pochanostra Company (Mexico), in the piece “Aluaan” by Tandava Danza Company (Spain) and with Why Dance Company (Italy) in the opera “Salome`”directed by Manfred Schweigkofler. I have also collaborated with the choreographers: Sharon Fridman, Pedro Berdayes and Jose Reches. In the field of theatre I have collaborated with actors of the italian scene as Stefano Vercelli e Silvia Pasello.
Since 2005 I have been teaching dance, currently I am teaching to actors, professional dancers and amateurs in Italy and internationally (Spain, Switzerland, France). In 2011 I founded Dancewoods, an artistic platform that produces performances, organises festivals and projects related to dance and its interdisciplinarity as DancewoodsFestival, UGO FESTIVAL, Mov’in English, Cinedanza and several training opportunities. Dancewoods is based in Modena at Drama Teatro closely collaborating with Artisti Drama.
As a choreographer I started in 2012 presenting my work in different festivals and theatres in Italy and abroad. Among my latest creations: LA VEDOVA (2017), FISICA DI UN LEGAME (2016) coproduction with Artisti Drama, LITOST-THE OTHERNESS (2015) finalist at Outlet award 2016) performed at TOday TOdance (Ravenna), Drama Teatro (Modena) Teatro Bixio (Vicenza), Teatro Electra (Teramo). AGAIN (co-created with Marina Meinero e Marco Marzaioli) performed in Al Kasaba Theatre (Ramallah), CInema Jenin (Jenin) and Dar Annadwa (Bethlemme), Città del Teatro (Pisa), Drama Teatro and Cajka Teatro (Modena), Teatro Municipale (Massenzatico), Teatro Dell’Orologio MAMiMo (Reggio Emilia) Teatri di Vita (Bologna).
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