20:15 - 21:45
Kreuzberg 3
Möckernstr. 68
10965 Berlin

Logical Honesty - Impro Tools

Kurs with Angelo Petracca, Matan Zamir

My work is based on the improvisation methods I developed during my in-depth research on movement. The class takes place in the form of physical and emotional exploration of all the possibilities of the body: starting from internal listening to small physiological sensations, I push the participants to the limits of their physical and mental boundaries, working on movement parameters such as RHYTHM, INTENSITY, VOLUME, COMPLEXITY. I invite the body to search for honesty in movement through logical/mathematical resources that lower the expectation in everything we create with dance. During the class, I help the "intelligent body" to abandon self-judgment in order to free its true dance. I create a space where you can improvise with logic and having fun with the aim of providing tools and inspirations that are useful in every movement practice. A succession of exercises, suggestions, small experiments that leads the participants on a journey in the body and with the body, tiring and liberating.

Angelo Petracca

Born in Bari and based in Berlin, starts studying ballet and contemporary dance in his own city before moving to Rome where he deepened the Cunningham technique with D. Verga, B. Ogan and T. Caley, former dancers The Merce Cunningham Dance Company. He dances with the company ATON DinoVergaDanza from 2007 until 2009. Then he starts his research about body languages and improvisation techniques with Virgilio Sieni, Theo Clinkard, Michele Di Stefano, Keren Rosenberg and develops performance art skills with Alessandro Sciarroni and joining the vocal chorus of Edipo Re by Chiara Guidi/Societas. He dances for the companies Altradanza from Bari, Teatro Lirico di Cagliari, Menhir/Giulio De Leo, Interno5 (Tudisco, Sicca), Nexus/Simona Bertozzi, Le Supplici/Fabrizio Favale, Gruppo WOW/DanteAntonelli, Matan Zamir and Gal Naor/The progressive wave and DAGADA Dance Company/Karolin Stächele. He wins, in a duet with O. Izzo, the prize for young choreographers DNAppunti Coreografici and is selected for Vetrina della Giovane Danza d'Autore 2017 with Studio sulla purezza. In 2019 he wins residency calls of Trac-Theatre residency center of Puglia and NAOcrea/Ariella Vidach with his new work
IFIGENIA (Studio sulla rinuncia) produced by Interno5. He holds workshops about improvisation tools and compositions in dance schools and professional programs like Opificio in Movimento, Leipziger Tanztheater, DOCK11 and EDEN Studios in Berlin.

Matan Zamir

Matan Zamir is an Israeli Berlin based choreographer and performer, and founder of ‘matanicola' and ‘The progressive wave’ performative initiatives.. He was a member of the Batsheva Dance Company under the artistic direction of Ohad Naharin and has worked with Yasmeen Godder as a creating performer, artistic collaborator and rehearsal director. Since moving to Berlin in 2002 he has worked with Sasha Waltz & Guests, Benoit Lachambre, Meg Stuart, Michaela Casper, Kiriakos Hadjiioannou, Hanayo and Peaches, among others. Matan Zamir is regularly teaching contemporary dance classes and leads movement research workshops internationally. He is mentoring young choreographers in their early works and offers dramaturgical support.