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About Nica Andrea Portavia: I was born in Fano in 1983. I started dancing as a child at the ballet school of Paola Furlani ArteBallet and at 12 I started with the theater attending the School of the Stable Theater of Fano (pu) directed by Fabrizio Bartolucci. After high school I moved to Bologna to attend the university of modern letters for philology and the Dance Academy called ArteDanza. In Bologna I meet Anna Albertarelli and fall in love with her material on physical theater and dance. With her I discovered the contact improvisation that has become the language that belongs to me. I started traveling and studying with many different teachers including: Leilani Weis, Anjelika Doney, Charlie Morrissey, Matan Lewchovich, Martin Keogh, Yochai Ginton, Olivia Courtey Mass, Asaf Barach, Yaniv Mintzer, Linda Bufali, Alex Guex and many others. In Bologna I started to teach on 2012 and now I guide regularly 3 classes a week and organize CI and jam events in Italy and Europe. I'm one of the organizers of ItalyContactFest (Italian festival of contact improvisation). Since the first edition i was in the helping team for the organization of Italy Contact Camp. I taught and I teach in France Germany, Ukraina, Italy, Spain, Argentina, Russia. I presented various performances during my residence in France. I have participated in numerous international and European festivals.
Program: We will approch CI as a base to improve awareness and presence to our body and our dance.
Starting from the fondamentals of our movement we will look for an organic organization of the body, that can be soft and strong, can fall and fly, can reach and yeald. We will explore the Contact with others, finding keys in listening, focusing, presence, curiosity, playfulness. We will explore the improvisation as element of research. Improvisation as unknown, as organic, as real, present and now. Some elements from Instant Composition and some dancing Score will lead us into the research. At the end of the workshop we will have an outdoor performative moment created from our work togheter! We will dance ourselves... whole!