NUOVA X welcomes Fernando as resident choreographer during our third period.
“Nuova X”, a program directed by the choreographer Tom Weinberger, in collaboration with NOD

Where: NUOVA X at NOD Via Mantova 34 – Torino, Italy

When: April 3rd – May 5th 2023

Each quarter, the program will involve a preselected group of dancers in two different creations with two different choreographers, each lasting five weeks .
This structure has the specific objective of providing dancers with the necessary tools to become a more skilled collaborator within a creative context and to develop a flexible mind as well as a creative one.
The program’s emphasis is on giving ample time for a meaningful process, providing the opportunity to dive into and learn from the choreographers’ methodologies and creative practices.

Our goal is to cultivate an environment for a mindful educational journey, creating room to raise questions and space to challenge our physical and performative skills, while encouraging vulnerability and growth. At the end of each trimester a studio showing will be held, giving the participants a platform to share the works in progress with the community

Fernando Melo is originally from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
At the age of 16 he was awarded a scholarship to train at the Vienna State Opera Ballet.
He has been in Europe ever since, building his career as a dancer and choreographer and creating works around the world.
Among the companies he has choreographed for are:
Göteborgsoperans Danskompani, Skånes Dansteater, (Sweden), National Dance Company Wales (UK), Intro-dans (The Netherlans), Staatstheater am Gärtnerplatz, München (Germany), Luzerner Theater (Switzerland), Aterballetto (Italy) and Ballet Hispanico New York (U.S.A.).
Fernando also choreographs for opera. His recent projects include works for Vocal Futures in London, (U.K.), Théâtre du Capitole in Toulouse, (France), Oper Köln (Germany), La Monnaie in Brussels, (Belgium), Teatro Comunale di Bologna, (Italy) and the Royal Danish Opera, Copenhagen (Denmark).

Most recent works:
“Mitridate, re di Ponto” for Royal Danish Opera, Copenhagen as well as Skånes Dansteater and Malmö
Opera in Sweden.
“New Creation” for Danish Dance Theater, Copenhagen, Denmark.
“Blue” for Sesam Puppetry Theater, Gothenburg, Sweden.
“Never odd or even” for Aterballetto, Reggio Emilia, Italy.

How to apply:
In order to apply, please send your CV together with two separate links, one showcasing yourself in an improvisation session (1 minute – 1 take) and one where you execute a set piece of choreography (max 2 minutes).
Only Vimeo or YouTube links to
All are welcome regardless of ethnicity, gender or sexual preference

Costs for participants: For info about costs, visit our Website

Contact details:
NuovaX artistic team

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