This class is meant to combine intelligence and creativity, awareness and harmony, intuition and aesthetics. With an active mind, and through a moving body, we will explore the concepts of space, weight and fluidity, in order to find some functional dynamics and a deeper knowledge of our structure and unity. While experimenting these concepts and clearing them by occasional and guided improvisations, we will also study some combinations and sequences which, through the use of gravity and ground, will let us enjoy new qualities of movement. Leaving the memories of old experiences behind, the students will discover new ways of facing their techniques through different space levels – floor and more – without forgetting lightness and freedom.
Stefano Fardelli, dancer, choreographer and teacher, got his degree at the M.A.S. Academy in Milan, under Susanna Beltrami's artistic direction. He continued his studies in other choreographic centers in Europe and collaborated with many international institutions, such as the Berlin Opera (DE), BBC (UK), The Place (UK), Royal Finland Opera (FI), Les Gens d’Uterpan (FR), English National Opera (UK), Cie Twain (IT), etc. He won many awards among which the second prize at the Gdansk International Festival Solo Dance Contest in 2014. Over the years, he created many projects for at least 20 dancers: Namu, Links, Hugs in Space, “98288”, etc. He is the author, choreographer and protagonist of the dance videos Day Off (winner of the Special Mention at Il Coreografo Elettronico 2011 in Naples) and Dear Sofia. Choreographer of Chi sei?, he also created a solo Svarupa-vyakta selected for international festivals. In 2016, he worked on the project Foreigners with the Norvegian choreographer Tone Martine Kittelsen, and in 2017 he worked on the creation of the duet From “I” to “A” by Eleven Movements.