The sensitive and sensible body
Pleasure and effortlessness in movement are at the base of my movement class.
The physical work is directed at finding pathways in the coordination of the body that allow more freedom and expand the range of movement possibilities.
The logic of each body is respected yet challenged.
Through floor work as well as standing work on spirals, subtle weight shifts, sequenciality and rythm we will move from simple towards more complex dance combinations with an articulate and sensuous movement quality.
I use phrase work next to improvisational tasks aimed at studying the body in a functional way.
Manuela Lucia Tessi
She moves to the Netherlands to study contemporary dance at Fontys Dansacademie in Tilburg and Theaterschool in Amsterdam where she graduates in 2004.
Since then she dances and collaborates in several interdisciplinary projects in Amsterdam in which the core is the relationship between dance and live music. In all her projects music has a fundamental role, be that composed or improvised, almost always performed live.
Between 2004 and now she works with Katie Duck and Magpie, Sylvain Meret, Laura Moro , Leyya Tawil, Vincent Cacialano, Paul Estabrook, Miri Lee a.o.
She performs mostly in the Netherlands and occasionally in other Eu countries (Czech Republic, Italy, UK, Poland, Germany).
Since 2006 she is one of the core members of Wonderland collective, directed by dancer Makiko Ito. Wonderland is an interactive dance and music performance for children and families, presented monthly in Amsterdam and various festivals.
Most recent collaborations include a duo with guitarist Arvind Ganga and a trio with Miri Lee and guitarist Maria Vittoria Jedlowski
Manuela teaches technique and improvisation to adults and creative movement to primary school children with the Russian School of Arts.
She is involved in the dance programming of cultural centre OT301 in Amsterdam.
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