ASINARA – DANCE AND LANDSCAPE is a research workshop about the danced movement. It is realized entirely in nature; it offers a work about the expressiveness and the creativity of your own instrument the body, in total immersion in the landscape of Asinara island that becomes part and stimulus for the creative process.

The workshop, that is 6 days long, is structured in a residential and intensive manner, in order to offer to its participants the opportunity to live the Island in its wholeness and to know its specificity.
The particular environment of the island of the Asinara Island allows to enter in contact with the natural elements in a unique and suggestive way: the wind, the sea, the rocks, the flora and the fauna of the National Park of Asinara, contribute together to create the perfect ground for a work on own body that, starting from the sensorial perception, carries to dance in osmosis with the natural ambient.

Where: Asinara Islands (National Park – Marine Reserve) , Sardinia, Italy

When: 30th of July – 5th of August

Deadline for application: 15th of July

The workshops hours will be combined with guided tours of the island, organized by the Asinara Park staff, in order to know its history, morphology, flora and fauna.

During its 6 days, the workshop will be conducted in different hours and in different places of the island, to totally experience the peculiarities connected with the moments of the day and with the different areas.
So the workshop will take place in the early morning, during the night, before the sunrise or at the sunset to catch the multiple games of colors, the diversity of the shadows, the variations of temperature, investigating the influence of these elements on the organism and its movement.

Great importance will be given to walking, considered not only as a movement in the space or as a going through, but as a deep knowledge practice and embodiment of surrounding environment.

During the workshop, dance, theatre and yoga techniques will be used and also original methodologies elaborated by the time by the performing art practice of Senza Confini Di Pelle.

The workshop days will follow the natural elements indication in relation with the specific places of the Island; for each specific element will be chosen the appropriate place to study it. The group will work on the sand, in the sea, in the vegetation, on the rocks, the cliffs, to experiment directions, dynamics, strength and rhythm of natural elements.

the dance work will be conducted in osmosis with the environment, trying to transmit a deep awareness to listen and respect the nature in all its vulnerabilities and magnificence.

The workshop considers the realization of a final performance in nature with the participants to the workshop. During the workshop the work will be on performing creation and composition carrying each participant to create his personal Asinara Dance, born by the elaboration of the suggestions collected: the combination of all the dances created by the participants, settled in some of the places of the workshop, will be represented to the audience as demonstration of the work process.

To participate specific requisites are not requested and there are no age limits. It’s required a availability to explore with own body new ways of relation with the natural environment.

The guesthouse where the participants are hosted is composed of double or quadruple rooms with single beds and private bathroom in each room. The guesthouse includes also a kitchen and a large dining room. The board includes breakfast, lunch and dinner. The meals will be prepared collectively. The menu includes the possibility of vegetarian and vegan meals. Beverages (water, tea and coffee) are included. Specific food prepared for intolerant or allergic people are not included (for example soy pasta or corn pasta or rice pasta or soy milk, etc,)

Alghero airport –
Porto Torres port –

Dario La Stella
Specialist Degree in Cultural Anthropology and Ethnology by Turin University with a thesis on performing art, since 1997 he taught performing art by University of Turin, University of Washington, Seattle (USA) and SESC Santo Amaro, San Paolo (BR).
In 2011 during the USA tournèe he performs two shows in New York City.
In 2012 during the Brazilian tournèe he performs a show in San Paolo.
In 2013 with the show “Add Up Space and Power” is one of the three choreographers selected by the European project

Metamorphoses, with shows in Poznan (PL), Paris e Bruxelles.

Valentina Solinas
Works as author and performer of the shows of Senza Confini Di Pelle since 2004. She worked with Tino Seghal, Roberto Castello and Adriana Innocenti. She has a degree in Psychology.

How to apply

Costs for participants
750 euro (included accommodation and meals)
EARLY BIRD > 700 euro until the 27th of June

Contact details – +39 3470561735 – +39 338 4040237

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