Raffaella Galdi, Viviana Defazio, Elisabeth Stockinger

Friday June 25th, 18:00

Residence N°6 Open Door

free entrance

Raffaella Galdi, Viviana Defazio, Elisabeth Stockinger

Residence N°6

As a human being living in a modern society we are constantly moving in a constellation of different rhythms. Our everyday life is influenced by the rhythmical structures that surround us: they depend on the size and culture of the place we live in, economic dynamics and the rules and laws of our society. But we have also acquired our own personal rhythms based on family background, education, personality and daily routine that can stand in contrast to external conditions. Within this field of tension we live together and next to each other. Rhythm connects us but it can also move us to retreat.

Three dancers and one live musician will experiment and work on these ideas for a research period of two weeks. Exploring rhythm as an essential element of life, this residency will translate social dynamics into a network of relations between the movement of human bodies, sound, space and time.

Concept: Raffaella Galdi
Dance: Raffaella Galdi, Viviana Defazio, Elisabeth Stockinger
Composition and life musician: Fabio Mina
Photos: Carlos Bustamante
Assistance: Mira Moschallski

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Raffaella Galdi was born in Genoa, Italy and lives in Berlin.
She attended the Ecole de Danse Rosella Hightower, in Cannes, France, and received her diploma from the modern dance academy Rotterdamdansacademie, in Rotterdam, Holland.
Since 1997 she has been a member of the Belgian Companie Thor, headed by Thierry Smits, the Berlin-based company Cie. Toula Limnaios, headed by Toula Limnaios, the Luxembourg company Unit Control, headed by Bernard Baumgarten and the Belgian company Galothar, headed by Andy Deneys. As a freelancer she has worked in Holland, Germany, Belgium and Luxembourg with choreographers including Thom Stuart, Sanne van der Put, Tomi Paasonen, Rui Horta, Helge Müsial, Christoph Winkler and LaborGras.
Since 2005, Raffaella has developed her own choreographic work. Her choreographic exploration often returns to the concept of the personality-identity occupying the space. She is particularly interested in research, which she considers an important tool to experiment and to observe the work itself. She uses improvisation to discover movement material and as a working method to create instant choreography.  At Tanzfabrik  and Dock 11 Berlin she presented A Walk Under the Rain (a dance-video made in collaboration with Floriano Secciani) and the trilogy video-installation U5, Tiergarden, Abacus. Further developing her approach to the work, Raffaella choreographed and danced the solo Legna, the performance-installation Ugo, the dance performance MODES of locomotion. Relations is her latest choreography commissioned by the Theater Vorpommern in Greifswald. Since 2008 she is also developing an artistic collaboration with Carlos Bustamante, filmmaker, photographer and cinematographer. Together they created the dance video installation
Birchwood Edge. Raffaella is in the residence program at the artblau - Tanzwerkstatt in
Braunschweig and she is regularly teaching contemporary dance (release alignment tech-
nique) in Studio LaborGras and Tanzfabrik, Berlin.
For more information please visit: www.raffaellagaldi.com.

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Viviana Defazio was born in Bari, Italy, and lives in Berlin.
She studied contemporary dance at the Folkwang Hochschule in Essen, Germany, where she received her diploma. Her further studies have been made with David Zambrano, Ted Stoffer, Juan Kruz, Renate Graziadei, Mathilde Monnier, Chrisa Parkinson, Frey Faust, Carolin Carlson and since 2001, during and after her dance education, she has been working with choreographers including Samir Akika, Davide Camplani, Norbert Steinwarz (Sasha Waltz Company), Johannes Wieland (Staatstheater- Kassel), Kuo-Chu Wu. In 2005 she took part at the Festival Side by Side with a choreography from Carlos Romero, performed in Pact-Zollverein, in Essen. In December 2009 she worked as guest dancer in Luzern theater and Neuer Tanz company. In 2010 she took part at the festival 12min.max tanzhaus Zurich. She works with Raffaella Galdi since February 2009.

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Lisa Stockinger was born in Germany and lives in Berlin. In 2005 she graduated at Folkwang Hochschule in Essen. She worked as a freelance dancer with choreographers/companies like Felix Ruckert, Palindrome Dance Company, Double C, Pina Bausch and La Fura Dels Baus.
She has worked with Raffaella Galdi since July 2009.

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Mira Moschallski was born in Germany and lives in Berlin. She has studied contemporary dance at Epsedanse, Montpellier and at the School for the Arts in Amsterdam, where she graduated with a Bachelor of Dance. Since 2007 she is following a Master Study Program in Dance Studies at the Free University of Berlin. She has worked with Raffaella Galdi since April 2009.

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