Love-in Workshop with Davide Sportelli (Italy/Berlin)

In Workshops on February 22, 2011 by danceumbrella

Time: Monday, March 28 to April 1, 10:00am – 12:00pm

Location: Dovercourt House, 805 Dovercourt Road, Toronto, ON

Presented By: Toronto Dance Community Love-In

$50 for 5 day workshop or $12 drop in
preregistration strongly encouraged – to preregister email:

The classes will start with a thorough warm-up, through which we will establish an organic and alive dialogue between our own anatomy and the space.
We will focus on gravity, clarity and freedom, aiming for the achievement of a honest and generous physicality, able to deal with different degrees of speed, power, amplitude, accuracy of the movement. Through the conscious use of weight as the fundamental motor of motion, with a combination of guided explorations and given material, we will work on the connections within the body and with the space.

Body as experience, communication, transformation.
Space as environment, direction, action.

Moving on the thin line between surprise and control, in a game of intentions and reactions, we will try to make our phrasing more organic and intimate, and at the same time able to project and suggest.

Davide Sportelli (Italy, 1976) is a choreographer, performer and movement teacher active in Europe and overseas.
After music and theatre, he studied dance in Rome and at the Accademia Isoladanza, Biennale of Venice, with choreographers and pedagogues such as Carolyn Carlson, Malou Airaudo, Raffaella Giordano, Nigel Charnock, Bill T. Jones, Inaki Azpillaga, Frey Faust, Ivan Wolfe, Susanne Linke, David Zambrano.
He has danced for Sasha Waltz, William Forsythe, Caterina Sagna, Ingo Reulecke, Michael D’Auzon, Giorgio Rossi a.o.
Based in Berlin, he carries out his personal research on performance creation and on the craft of writing, as well as collaborating with sound and visual artists and other young choreographers.

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