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Enrico Paglialunga

EPlay Practice is an ongoing research with the goal to offer professional training to contemporary dancers who wants to discover and train the body-mind capacity through the stimulations of senses and movement.
It is a dance training that use movement to explore new possibilities to approach the body and to connect it with mind in a fluent organic cooperative system. What is important is not only to obtain a flexibility in the body either in the mind to be able to integrate new information and gain new skills. The practice explores body awareness, coordination, emotions, awakening of senses, play with creativity, speed, strength and help looking for alternatives to respond at the impulses coming for the environment. We will explore all the primary experiences of life like jumping, turning, falling, discovering and understanding in a sharing and playful environment.

The warm up is focused on establishing a solid connection with the floor bringing a progressive attention to the center and the peripheries of the body, in order to project them with awareness and efficiently in the space.
Through simple or more complex combinations of movements, the practice guides the group in a playground area to connect the sequences learned to energy, musicality and pleasure of moving.
My personal research takes inspirations from elements of Dance Movement Therapy and the theory of neuroplasticity. In my conception of dance and choreography it is essential to keep the playfulness alive. Every hour spent in the dance studio becomes a chance to discover more about ourselves, our potentialities and our limits in a direct and respectful comparison with the other.
Video link training: https://vimeo.com/226891716


About Enrico:
Enrico Paglialunga is a freelance dancer, teacher and choreographer born in Rome and currently attending a Bachelor in DanceMovement Teraphy at Arte.do/University of Salento. He is currently based in Berlin where he works for Theater Strahl & DeDanser (NL), he collaborates with Helena Waldmann and teaches regular Contemporary trainings at Tanzfabrik-Kreuzberg and leads workshops for professional dancer and students in Germany and Italy.
He educated in Rome and New York, he worked and collaborate with Enzo Celli (IT), Marko Weigert & Dan Pelleg (DE), Brice Mousset(USA), Eun Hwa Nary Shin (USA), Sonia Rodriguez (DE) and Sommer Ulrikson (DE) . From 2014 he worked for “Wee Dance Company” at the Gerhart-Hauptmann-Theater in Görlitz.
As Choreographer , he created the piece “A New Beginning” for 6 dancers for the production “Kurzstrecke”| Wee dance company (DE) and " A step towards" , a solo that recently won the 1st Prize at the Choreographic Competition Nowa Huta Kultury Center of Krakòw. In March 2017 Enrico has been invited as Guest Choreographer at the NATIONAL DANCE ACADEMY of ROME, to create a contemporary piece named “Pantarei”, for the students on the last year of their dance education.


Foto: jorg metzner