The aim of the class is to build the bridge between technique and naturalness in movements. We’ ll be using a wide range of contrasts: different dynamics, combining strength and softness, fluid and broken movements, control and freedom. The first part is devoted to floor work, laying focus on effortless, agility and clarity within the sequences. To allow the dancers to work on precision and fluidity we determine where the impulse of the movement origins, where it begins and ends. We will continue with more technical challenging combinations, playing with suspensions, out of balance, spirals, slides and falls. The influence of ballet is present throughout, but keeping in mind that technique is only a tool, that makes the pleasure of moving richer.
After her professional rhythmic gymnastics career (italian champion 1993), Cristiana continued the study of ballet and contemporary dance and in 1998 was chosen to join as a trainee the Aterballetto Company, directed by Mauro Bigonzetti. She also received scholarships at the “Merce Cunninghum Studio” and at the ”Peridance Center”, in New York. She danced, among others, for Botega Dance Company(IT), J.K.Tyl Theater Pilsen (CZ) and from 2002-2009 she joined Balletto dell’Esperia (Turin,IT) dancing principal roles. Since 2010 Cristiana works as free-lancer, based in Berlin. She takes part in different productions as a dancer as well as a choreographer. With her piece “Tangram” (in collaboration with Stefan Sing) she toured all over the world. Recently she collaborated with Julia Christ creating and performing the piece “no-body”. She is now working on her new piece “Home”. As a teacher Cristiana gives contemporary dance classes and choreographic workshops in different frames, for dancers, non-dancers, circus artists (e.g.: Barker theatre (Turku, Finland) - “Officina delle arti” (Cesenatico, Italy) - Japanese new circus-festival (Yamaguchi, Japan) - Centro Nacional de las Artes CENART (Mexico city) -Dock11 (Berlin) - “Katakomben-center for performing arts” (Berlin), etc.).