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Classes & Information

Instructor: Alessio Trevisani

Somatic practice applied to dance training represents for me a fundamental approach to establish a true relation to the outer world and accept and explore the momentum of the body moving.

A very simple consideration in Body Mind Centering but also in quantum Physics  and Eastern Philosophies asserts that we do not move with our body through a space but that we move the space and the space moves us constantly. While we are moving, we establish a constant exchange flow between the inner and outer energies occurring in the dialogue between our inner and outer body. 

While focusing both on Technique as well Improvisational and research Elements, the entire workshop is going to be based and structured, on and around the perception of human presence and intention. Participants are here “osmotic stimulated” to make use of their own physical intelligence to explore and play with patterns of bodily states and given scores in order to sense, to feel, to act, to aware and to track their own exploration of the body and to release their creativity and to enhance performance as a unique state of mind.

Starting from exploring physically the fundament points of Body Mind Centering and engaging them in the composition research of Pina Bausch and of German dance theater teachings, with the most modern and refined Gaga matrix techniques, this workshop aims to let grow and explode your own identity as a performer.

The development of a performative identity is like a continuous spiral in which identity is a representation of self-awareness and at the same time of self-confidence. Re-establishing this balance is an absolute pathway to overcome new challenges and find new expressive contexts.

The workshop will be divided into different phases: training and technical analysis, personal and collective research, instant performance and composition. Through these different itineraries, we will build up a structure up to develop our own performance language in a contemporary way, combining a specific work on extroversion and enhancing individual qualities.

The workshop is welcoming an inclusive open-minded body for a decolonial and gender approach to performativity as for any kind of cultural and religious background, as they are all precious sources of mutual cultural enrichment.


Instructor: Helena Fernandino & Wagner Moreira

In this workshop, we will take time to investigate boundaries from a unique perspective: our
body. Borders that we establish in the encounter with ourselves, with each other, with the
physical and social environment. To what extent are these micro borders influenced by
territorial, cultural, social macro borders? To what extent are these micro borders causing
macro borders? The body, understood as a pair body-mind: micro, but perhaps the most
relevant aspect to understand boundaries in a macro sense.

Reflecting on the subject matters of body borders, identity and communication, we will be
analyzing boarders between the private, the public and the social space. How questioning the
one own limits can open a reflection about borders in meeting the other.

The workshop will be divided into technical classes and choreographic composition. Starting
especially from explorations of movement based on Body Mind CenteringTM, we will revisit
technical exercises, seeking an organic and conscious execution of the movement. To the
movement inputs will be added for artistic creation and composition. Both movement and
composition, aiming to offer a safe place for each one’s unique artistic expression.



3 Total Credit Hours (1 class – optional)

Dates (including Arrival and Departure)

July 1– July 27, 2024 (four weeks)

July 1– August 3, 2024 (four weeks + FIFTH WEEK*)

*The FIFTH WEEK will be offered with a 15 young artists minimum enrollment. Interested young artists will be notified as soon as the minimum number is reached or by April 15, 2024 at the latest.

PLEASE NOTE: The dates above include arrival and departure. The Accademia dell’Arte does not accommodate students before or after these dates.

Application Deadline: April 15, 2024


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The Accademia dell’Arte undergraduate program is fully accredited by Hendrix College.

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