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Two Day workshop with Italian Choreographer Ruth Zanella and Performer Alessandra Fabbri

May 21, 2016 @ 12:00 - May 22, 2016 @ 18:00

€20 – €40

Two Day workshop with Italian Choreographer Ruth Zanella and Performer Alessandra Fabbri
St. Nicholas’ School Hall, Waterside, Galway
May 21 & May 22, 2016
Saturday May 21, 12 – 6pm
Sunday May 22, 2 – 6pm
e40/e20 concession

This workshop will explore themes from their choreographic project LIMES looking at boundaries through many perspectives. LIMES aims to compare site, the movement of people and dance, with a focus on boundaries, seen from several aspects. A voyage from the study of the landscape to human relationships. Borders are everywhere (walls, roads, coasts, rivers, houses, lakes, states, horizons…) and every limit has a purpose: design (natural or not), protection, separation, and also connection between two different parts. People are often directed by the space so they move into a limited direction. But direction can also be a specific choice of a person and this choice can affect the movement of others. In this way boundaries are not only made by constructions and landscape, but are made also by human behaviours.

In the workshop, the theme of boundaries will be explored by means of guided improvisation, investigating physical and human aspects. The workshop will focus on somatic movement, the smoothness of the body in the space and releasing it to the air and to the floor. It will highlight gravity, weight and fluidness, studying sequences of movement and using movement to find many different ways to move in the space and in relationship with others to create dance.




Ruth Zanella – Choreographer, Dance Teacher, Artistic Director and Producer Choreographer. President of PuntoZero Company and independent worker. Born in Italy, since 2001 she created several dance pieces, often collaborating with other artists. Her works are characterized by the attention on many aspects of the human being and the relationship with the site, the geometry and landscape. Her creative approach to dance is based on Improvisation and Release Technique, in order to allow dancers to fully express their personality. The study of Architecture influences her creations as well as her cultural projects that often intended to bring dance in unconventional places. Her cultural projects for the diffusion of cultural events have been supported by several Italian Institutions and Theatres.




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Alessandra Fabbri – Dancer/ Choreographer/ Videomaker / Author/ Actor/ Performer
As a performing artist, she has worked with choreographers and theatre directors such as: Wim Vandekeybus, Romeo Castellucci, Davide Iodice, Mario Martone, Cossiadiflorioveno, Giacomo Sacenti, Olimpia Scardi, Nicoletta Cabassi, Orazio Messina, Felix Ruckert, Milka Panayotova, Nicola Galli, Stephanie Felber. As an author, she has presented her works in festivals, museums, theatres and other public spaces in Italy, Germany, Greece. She graduated as a Choreographer in 2008 at the Palucca University in Dresden (Germany). She studied Philosophy at the University of Bologna (Italy). She trained as a dancer at the Folkwang University in Essen (Germany).
More details: http://alefabbri.wordpress.com/

Numbers are limited so advance booking is recommended.

To book e-mail contact@galwaydanceproject.com or join the event on Facebook.com/GalwayDanceProject.

If you wish to take part in these classes but find the cost prohibitive, please do contact us.


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St. Nicholas’ School Hall
Galway, Ireland
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