I love to meet, brainstorm, exchange with other artists and thinkers, to cross fields and methodologies, to teach in collaboration, sharing thoughts, finding agreement, learning, having new intuitions, making plans.......

 

 

 

Francesca & Eric Acakpo teach : Ancient Kinetic Wisdom

Live music: Eric Acakpo and invited musicians

Francesca and Eric work together since 2015, teaching,  performing, creating contexts for cultural and artistic exchanges in Benin and abroad.Their artistic and pedagogic collaboration focuses on the Vodoun philosophy and its expression in music and dance. Their attention is captured by the structure and phasing of ritual as a performative act, where the body, the rhythm, the voice, the gesture and repetition become instrument of evocation, portal for connection to collective memory. 

How can we, as artists, look at ritual and re-elaborate the wisdom that passes through the body in such a vivid way?

 

 

Francesca & Baris Mihci teach: Resources I Make

The lab focuses on appropriate and effective strategies to teach, communicate and transmit information about the moving body. It offers a frame which include assessment skills, proposals for teaching, games and improvisation for enhancing attention, offering a space to try and discover. 

Keywords: perception, perspectives, empathy, listening, transmission, navigating the unexpected...

 

 

Francesca & Lorenzo Gasperoni teach: The Polyrhythmic Body

Live Music: Lorenzo Gasperoni

Francesca and Lorenzo have worked together for more than ten years.. Their research is inspired by the relationship between polyrhythms and the dancing body in the cultures of West Africa and the Diaspora. In these traditions, dance and music are inextricably linked, in continuous dialogue. Mirroring each other they come together in a single language that is in continuous metamorphosis. The Polyrhythmic Body springs from the desire to merge the inherent wisdom of tradition and the latest studies in somatic practice and biomechanics with the modern techniques of electronic music, in the belief that ancient and current performative practices can communicate with and enrich each other.

Polyrhythmic body at Theassaloniki

POLYRITHMIA

Polyrhythmic body at Earth Dance

 

 

Francesca & Sara Parisi teach : Surfing the Rhythm

A playfull practice to find strategies to negotiate between our own inner rhythm and shared collective rhythms. Code word: LET'S ENJOY the GROOVE

 

 

Francesca & Christos Galanis teach :  Peripatetic Praxis

A practice that uses the study of the basic gesture of walking as an entry point into an intersubjective study of biomechanics, migration, art, ritual, ancestory.