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Luca Pellegrini

Luca Pellegrini is an Italian genderqueer artist, who experiences movement as a political practice of embodiment. At the age of 15, they started working as a performer in Italy for different dance companies and theatres. They worked for Danceorama in Florence and Undercover Dance Company in Perugia. During this time, they experienced the stage through experimental productions based on theatre, dance and visual art. In 2017, Luca moved to Germany to study at the Contemporary Dance School Hamburg, worked for the German Television and for Kampnagel in the production ‘Emergenz’ for the JoseVidal&Cia Chilean dance company. Luca had the possibility to travel to Chile during the political revolution and had been working for the international art festival ‘Santiago a Mil’. After that they came back to Italy for studying at the National Academy of Dance in Rome, where they started practicing anatomical and somatic movement practices, such as Body Mind Centering and Pilates. In 2021, Luca moved to Berlin. Through all these different experiences, Luca became aware of their identity as a white artist in Europe and they started to dedicate themselves to a non-capitalist vision of art and movement. From all the questioning, Luca understood that through their academicals background and work with choreographer, they were perceived as an ambitious cis-male, contemporary dancer. Now, their artistic practice orbits around gender deconstruction within the contemporary dance field and their goal is to understand how their new non-binary body responds to movement, space and choreography.

  1. Kurs Present Mass – Impro
Luca Pellegrini