After a gradual warm up, aimed to tone and stretch the body, the first part of the class is devoted to floor work. We place the focus on effortlessness, agility and clarity within the sequences. To allow the dancers to work on precision and fluidity, we focus on which part of the body leads and where the impulse of the movement originates, where it begins and ends. We will continue with more technically challenging combinations, playing with suspensions, out of balance, spirals, slides and falls. The class is influenced by different dance techniques mixed with my own research. In particular, the influence of ballet is present throughout, but keeping in mind that technique is a tool that makes the pleasure of moving richer.
After a professional rhythmic gymnastics career, Cristiana joined as a trainee the Aterballetto Company, directed by Mauro Bigonzetti and received several scholarships (eg. at “Merce Cunninghum Studio” ,”Peridance Center”, in New York, ..). She joined Botega Dance Company (IT), J.K.Tyl Theater Pilsen (CZ) and Balletto dell’Esperia (Turin,IT), dancing pieces by Enzo Celli, Michele Pogliani, Bronislav Rosnos, Alena Peskova, Libor Vaculìk, Inmacolada Rubio, Hervè Costa, Eugenio Scigliano, Laura Corradi, Paolo Mohovich, and others. Since 2010 Cristiana works as freelancer, taking part in different productions and projects, as a dancer and a choreographer (e.g. Berliner Ensemble). Her works have been presented in international theaters and festivals - her piece “Tangram” has been nominated for the “Total Theatre Award” at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe.