25.03., 27.03., 29.03., 14:00–15:30
Training for Dancers
Francesco Vecchione, dancer and choreographer, (b. Napoli, Italy, in 1982) has danced with Ballet Basel, Nederlands Dans Theater II, Compañía Nacional de Danza (first under the direction of Nacho Duato and later, José Carlos Martínez), and the Ballett des Saarländischen Staatstheaters (first under the direction of Marguerite Donlon and later, Stijn Celis).
He has performed both existing works and creations by Jiří Kylián, Ohad Naharin, Nacho Duato, Paul Lightfoot and Sol León, Stijn Celis, Marguerite Donlon, Johan Inger, Gustavo Ramirez Sansano, Alexander Ekman, Stephan Thoss, and Hans van Manen, amongst others.
He began his dance education at the Balletto Teatro Scuola di Rossella Rossi in Napoli. In 1994, he won a scholarship to join the Academie de Danse Classique of Monte Carlo, directed by Marika Besobrasova. Having won the Sponsor Club Prize for Best Dancer in his leading role in the ballet Peer Gynt by Stijn Celis, he is now an independent artist and DDC Berlin choreographic/rehearsal director.
He has also created 5 works for the ensemble of the Ballett des Saarländischen Staatstheaters. His choreography ANNA won the “Castilla y Leon” Prize at the Burgos-New York International Choreography Competition in 2015 while his choreography CLAVOS has been invited for the Teatro Biblioteca Quarticciolo 2019/2020 dance season.
My class focuses on movement connected to the space around us. Also, we will explore the different textures of our body, and we will use those textures to approach the ballet exercises while using different dynamics and musicality. The class is suitable for both classical and contemporary dancers.