Our curator this year is Samir Calixto. The programme consists of six themes that offer the opportunity to investigate and shape dance and movement from another perspective:
1 On the contemporary move
This module is for everyone with an interest in the dynamic physical work so typically associated with contemporary dance, but is accessible for all dance disciplines. Leading teachers and choreographers introduce you to their style. Get to know new tools while engaging in active and rich movements. Experience or level doesn’t matter, as long as you are open and curious!
2 Other voices, other moves
There is more to movement than the physical aspect. In these workshops you are invited to explore unique ways of working and to experiment with elements like the voice and the breath. You will be mindful of how the body is a whole instrument, unified by its multiple senses.
3 Exploring urban and ethnic territories
The power of rhythm is narrowly connected to dance. In this module you can connect with elements of powerful dance styles that were born either in our streets or in faraway places, but which are now awakening wide interest with movement enthusiasts worldwide. From urban to African styles, rhythm is key!
4 Nourishing teaching tools
Once in a while, refreshing your artistic toolbox becomes essential, also for teachers. The workshops in this module are aimed at everyone who wants to expand their horizons on how to move, to learn, to teach and to inspire. Dance lovers meet to share their passion for dance and to get inspired by some of the most experienced and gifted teachers in their fields.
5 Inspiration & inclusion
Dance is an art of infinite possibilities and embracing all sorts of people and experiences is what keeps its flame alive. This module gives space to everyone who wants to exchange experiences with people whose bodies and life stories might have faced some obstacles, but who nonetheless have an abundance of enriching views to share.
6 Immersive experience: inside a creation process
The name says it all: this special module will guide you along the path of a creative process. We will experience this intensive and enriching journey through the unique work of the celebrated Sicilian based Compagnia Zappalà Danza and their Movimento Democratico: a vision on dance that embraces the physical and human potential as a tool for personal and social transformation.