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Paolo Cingolani


The sense of time in improvisation will be the topic of the classes. How we perceive the passage of time during an action? Starting from this simple question we will move on to improve our skills in use of time within an action. Singular instants and passage through time, arch of time in a dance phrase, mind-time and body-time, rhythms and musicality - will be some of the issues touched during the work. The material proposed in the classes includes exercises from contemporary dance, physical theatre, Contact Improvisation and Taj-ji Qi Gong. The classes are aimed at dancers, actors and anyone who wants to go deepen into improvisation as a specific language to create compositions and poetry through movement.

Paolo Cingolani is an Italian dancer specialized in the art of improvisation and teacher of Tai-Ji and Qi Gong. His work is characterized by a specific training on intuition as the first tool to create dance and text in performance. Since 2012 he is a member of Allen's Line Company of Julyen Hamilton. In the last years, Paolo has also dedicated to create performances with other artists, dancers, musicians and visual designers. In this freelance context, he has performed his pieces extensively through Europe (2005-2018). As a teacher, he has developed a body’s technique resulting from the combination of martial art with the principles of contemporary dance. Since 2006 he has been teaching instant composition classes and workshops in various festivals and schools in Europe and the USA. www.paolocingolani.com