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Paolo Cingolani



Focus of the classes will be to improve the skills in improvisation and instant composition dance. The work is focused on the practice of instant composition as a specific form of art to create dances and performances. This clear intention of study makes the approach to the movement direct and pragmatic and, at the same time, makes it open and sensitive to the research of own personal poetic. The construction of choreographies, as well as their interpretation, takes place in the continuous flow of the present moment: choreographer and performer coexist, alternate and overlap in the creation of movements and dance phrases in the immediacy of the instant. The proposed material includes a clear work on the body’s anatomy, partnering elements of physical contact, as well a deep observation of the cognitive and emotional processes behind any movement: from the perception of body’s weight to the aware choices that the performer must take in the immediacy of the instant. Through an active use of imagination and intuition, the participants will explore the use of Time and Space, the listening and the trust, in order to create phrases and instant choreographies. Spontaneity and creativity, thinking and sensing body are some of the topics touched during the workshop. The classes are open to experienced movers and to anyone involved in a personal research in movement and dance’s poetries.

Paolo Cingolani is an Italian dancer specialized in the art of improvisation and instant composition. 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 Tai-Ji and Qi Gong with the principles of contemporary dance. Since 2006 he has been teaching in schools, institutions and festivals of dance all around Europe. Videos and other information on: www.paolocingolani.com