LIBERO CORPO II Biennium Dance educational program and audience promotion project

LIBERO CORPO develops and splits into two different paths: pro and amateurs.

This evolution comes from the desire to produce an educational offer responding more efficiently to the double project vocation, which wants to build up a path of professional dance education and a chance of audience education and dance culture promotion.

Where: Garibaldi Theatre in Bisceglie, Piazza Regina Margherita 76011 Bisceglie, Italy

When: 11th and 12th November 2017

Deadline for applications: 9th November 2017

LIBERO CORPO PRO commits a prestigious and intense path to young professional dancers and to those who want to dedicate to the dance profession. The aim is to extend the referring territory at a domestic and European level and to respond in a more suitable way to the request monitored during the first two-year period.

general directors Carlo Bruni, Giulio De Leo

general coordinator Servizio Attività di Danza of Teatro Pubblico Pugliese

in co-operation with  Virgilio Sieni/Cango, Centro di Produzione sui linguaggi del corpo e della danza, Compagnia Virgilio Sieni, Accademia sull’Arte del Gesto in Florence.

with the compicity of Michele Di Stefano/Compagnia MK, Michele Merola/MM Contemporary Dance Company, Sanna Myllylahti/University of Arts_Helsinki, Alessando Sciarroni/c.c.00#, Zoltan Vakulya_Brussels, Roberta Ferrara/Equilibrio Dinamico, Domenico Iannone/Altradanza, Barbara Toma/Robabramata, Linea d’Onda, Azioni in danza, Esplorare

educational and administrative board Menhir Dance Company

promotion Puglia Off


Five weeks of intensive dance college.

An intensive path scheduled in five weeks. An intensive week per month, for five months. From December 2017 to April 2018. In the morning, lessons of classical dance technique, Feldenkrais practice, contemporary dance techniques and music. In the afternoon, choreographic ateliers conducted by five choreographers internationally renewed.

Choreographic ateliers will be held by (in chronological order) Michele Merola/Compagnia MM, Sanna Myllylahti/University of Arts_Helsinki, Michele Di Stefano/Compagnia MK, Zoltan Vakulya_Brussels and Alessandro Sciarroni.

The creative workshops held by Michele Merola/Compagnia MM, Sanna Myllylahti/University of Arts_Helsinki, Michele Di Stefano/Compagnia MK, Zoltan Vakulya and Alessandro Sciarroni will meet the gaze of a selected group of audience at Teatro Garibaldi in Bisceglie in a special formula: Garibaldi di sopra, with choreographer, dancers and audience all together on the stage.

Choreographic openings are part of a vision table dedicated to dance which reveals the conclusive moment of Prospettiva Nievskji 2018 dance review and dialogues with Garibaldi theatre season. During Prospettiva Nievskji 2018 one of the evenings will be dedicated to LIBERO CORPO PRO and to the choreographic openings by Michele Merola and Alessandro Sciarroni. In this occasion, they will be proposed again to the whole audience of Garibaldi Theatre.


The students will have the chance to enjoy free entrance at all dance performances scheduled in Apulia by Teatro Pubblico Pugliese. Moreover, the vision of four specific pieces will be supported by reading the guide (held by Giulio De Leo and Carlo Bruni) useful to develop critical analysis instruments useful for the aware practice of their own “job” as dancers.


This second biennium will be characterized by the practice starting from the projecting to the realization of choreographic projects by each student.  During January 2018 a selection of students’ choreographically projects will be open. Each student will have the chance to create a choreographic project which will be examined by a commission composed of Libero Corpo teachers, Giulio De Leo (general educational coordinator), Carlo Bruni (Garibaldi Theatre Artistic Director) and Gemma Di Tullio (Teatro Pubblico Pugliese Responsible for Dance Activity Service).

A maximum of two projects will be selected through indisputable commission evaluation. Each selected projects will be allowed to enjoy a maximum of ten days of residence. During residence, they are allowed to enjoy the tutorship of Roberta Ferrara/Equilibrio Dinamico and Barbara Toma/Robabramata. They also will have the chance to enjoy a service of photographic video for the realization of promotional materials, and they will also be addressed to participate in domestic and international showcases for young authors.                                                                     

dance house

Great ambition in this biennium is the building up in the embryo of a DANCE HOME in Apulia.  In prospect, it could be a location where young talents and a team from all over the world could stay to study and to produce. If the project will reach at least fifteen adhesions for the whole path, participants will sojourn in guest-rooms, with no additional charge, excluding students resident in Bari and BAT provinces, or live within a range of 50 Kms from Bisceglie.

classes and workshops general plan

first week 4 – 9 December 2017

10:00 – 12:00 classical techniques by Domenico Iannone

15:00 – 20:00 I choreographic atelier by Michele Merola/MM Contemporary Dance Company and opening to the audience on December 9th (Garibaldi di sopra) and on the end of April, within Propsettiva Nievskji 2018 

second week  5 – 11 January 2018

10:00 – 13:00  Feldenkrais practice by Rossana Farinati

15:00 – 20:00 II choreographic atelier by Sanna Myllylahti_University of Arts in Helsinki and opening to the audience on January 11th (Garibaldi di sopra)

third week  19 – 25 February 2018

10:00 – 12:00 classical technique by Rosellina Goffredo

15:00 – 20:00 III choreographic atelier by Michele Di Stefano/Compagnia MK and opening to the audience on Febbraio 25th (Garibaldi di sopra)

fourth settimana 06 – 10 March 2018

10:00 – 13:00 rhythm grammar with Pino Basile

15:00 – 19:00 IV choreographic atelier with Zoltan Vakulia_Brussels and opening to the audience on  March 10th (Garibaldi di sopra) 

fifth week 02 – 08 April  2018

10:00 – 12:00 contemporary technique by Barbara Toma

15:00 – 20:00 V choreographic atelier with Alessandro Sciarroni_C.C.00# and opening to the audience on April 8th (Garibaldi di sopra) and on the end of April, within Propsettiva Nievskji 2018.

Prospettiva Nievskji Dance Review 26 – 29 April 2018

performance of choreographic materials  produce by Michele Merola and Alessandro Sciarroni

rehearsal table to be defined

choreographic opening schedule

December 9th, 2017 at  20:30 sharing atelier by Michele Merola

January 11th, 2018 at 20:30 sharing atelier by Sanna Myllylahti

February 25th, 2018 at 20:30 sharing atelier by Michele Di Stefano

March 10th 2018 at 20:30 sharing atelier by Zoltan Vakulya

April 8th, 2018 at 20:30 sharing atelier by Alessandro Sciarroni

April 29th, 2018 at 21:00 Prospettiva Nievskji – performance by different choreographers

How to apply

2017 November  selection

LIBERO CORPO PRO will include a maximum number of 20 students aged approximately between 18 and 35. They will be selected through curricula, video and final audition by Compagnia Menhir on  November 11th and  12th  2017 according to the following standards.

Interested student should send within November 9th, 2017 to the following e-mail addresses: and

– european format cv;

– short written presentation;

– video made in every definition and format (note: the candidate has to be recognizable);

– entry form.

The candidates selected through video and CV, will be immediately invited to the first selection day on November 11th, 2017 at 16:00 at Garibaldi Theatre in Bisceglie. At the end of this first day of audition, the selected candidates will be informed about the access to the second and last day of auditions on November 12th at 10:00. The selected students will receive the subscription form and the release form for their image usage. 



Education foresees an individual fee of  € 800,00 divided into subscription fee of € 300,00 to be paid within November 20th, 2017, a second fee of € 250,00 to be paid in January 2018 and a third and last fee of € 250,00 to be paid in March 2018. Selected participants commit to subscribing within November 20th by delivering subscription form, filled up in every part and by paying subscription fee through bank transfer on bank account n° IT 53 A 0501804000 000000127254, account name: Associazione Culturale Menhir.

Delay, renounce and retirement

Any delay during the procedure will be considered as a renounce.  Retirement does not foresee any reimbursement of the subscription and month fees already paid.  The candidate who retires will lose the participation right and will not be allowed to any activity foreseen by LIBERO CORPO project (classes and intensive workshops). 

Absences and expulsion

Participants are allowed to a maximum of 7 days of absence from activities. In case of further absences, the Education Board will be allowed to exclude the candidate from all further activities foreseen by LIBERO CORPO PRO project. In the case of a single absence during creation intensive workshops, the exclusion will be at the discretion of the involved authors. 

Participation of external students

The five creation ateliers will be reserved for 20 participants to the project. In the case of a lower number of participants, the Education Board reserves the chance of opening the participation to external students, evaluated as suitable during the audition held on November 11th and 12th (however up to a maximum of 20 participants). Individual fee for participating in a single workshop is  € 250,00.

External students selected who will subscribe to the single choreographic atelier within November 20th, 2017 will be allowed to pay a reduced fee of  € 200,00 for every atelier. External students who (according to availability) want to subscribe to choreographic ateliers held by Michele Merola and Alessandro Sciarroni, will have to guarantee their presence also during the period between April 26th-29th for the rehearsals and performances during Prospettiva Nievskji 2018. The lack of this guarantee will involve the exclusion from the above mentioned choreographic ateliers.

External students admitted are not allowed to benefit of guest-rooms, unless room availability. In case of availability, they will be charged a daily fee, which will be communicated during the audition.

External students admitted are not allowed to candidate their own choreographic projects for the creative residence within Libero Corpo Pro.

Costs for participants

800,00 euros for the whole project and 250 euros for each week of study and choreographic atelier. The costs include the accommodation.

Contact details:
Garibaldi Theatre
Menhir Dance Company
 +39.3405644747 / +39 3288677116

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