Training for Dancers
Alessandro graduated from the Rambert School in London, and is now a freelancer developing projects across Europe. He has been co-director of the Impermanence Dance Theatre in Bristol (UK) for the past five years, while also working on solo work presented at different festivals and cabaret stages internationally. He started his career by joining ITdansa in Barcelona, and then moved to Holland to develop his choreographic skills. Here he took part in Random Collision, and eventually found himself going back to Uk to establish his own company in Bristol. He has danced works ranging from Jiri Kylian to Ohad Naharin, and has had the chance to collaborate on freelance projects with Jasmine Ellis, Leo Lerus, and Wubkje Kuindersma among others.
I see the class partly as a research into the body and partly as a way to really move in space. Through a slow but active warm up, I wish to get to a point in which the dancers are really moving in space using release sequences. This class focuses on getting the body warm through awareness exercises and routines that direct concentration and breath to different parts of the body. This enables one to dance to the maximum of their potential. Obviously I like dancing, we will dance, that’s for sure. I find teaching class a really great experience that encourages dancers to connect with the joy of moving and the feeling of satisfaction within themselves…I want the dancers to finish the class feeling like they just had a good time!