VITTORIA DE FERRARI SAPETTO
The aim of my research and work after all these years of performing and working as an artist is to generate the right question that each person is searching for.
I won’t give any answer cause this is eventually what every artist will be busy with their own journey.
To understand which is the “right question” I will propose different kinds of exercises, engaging different technical abilities of our body; passing through strong physical dance movement till arriving at more physical theater-guided improvisation. We will focus on searching for new pathways in order to enrich our movement vocabulary.
My interest is in acknowledging our habits or limit and trying to break them or simply change them to open new different possibilities eventually for a new creating process.
The work in a couple or small groups will certainly allow each dancer to explore easily the “unknown” sphere, as well as the big influence that martial art brought into my research.
The workshop will explore the technical body aspect of our movement and bring it to dynamics and space and different architectural space awareness that can help us understand the natural source of it.
A part of my research is dedicated to using our physicality to explore more theatrical aspect of it and get to taste also the movement through a specific “state” instead of a simple technical task.
The journey that each person will have is related to the place where each of us is at that moment, so we will work on opening the door and “let the things happen” instead of desperately searching for answers.
Artylogica is my translation of searching logic into the art of dance, which is a utopia since dance has a constant evolution in relation to human evolution. So there are millions of logical solutions to it but what matters is the one that can function for you.
Born in Rio De Janeiro, with Italian nationality she moved to Bruxelles in 2002. Since then she has been dancing and touring the world for several choreographers like Jan Fabre (Prometheus- landscape2), Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui (Puzzle), Damien Jalet (Les Medusee), Quan Bui Ngnoc (Untold)Coproduction Les Ballets c.de la B., Akram Khan (Abide with me, Olympics game 2012 London), Romeo Castellucci (Uso umano di esseri umani), Arco Renz, Andy Deneys, Davis Freeman, Felix Rukert, Frey Faust.
In 2013 she started her own project and collaboration that brought her to be a resident artist at Swatch Art Peace Hotel in Shanghai, while there she creates a solo "Reborn" for the Little Victories gallery and a dance video "Closer " that was projected in a loop in the Arsenal of the biennale of Venice 2015. In 2014 she created another site-specific solo "088" that was presented in Belgium, Italy, Macedonia, Mexico, Spain, and Turkey. In 2015 she joined the dance company Virgilio Sieni and performed with them in “Atlante del gesto” , “1265 Divina Commedia” and touring with “Preludio” and “Le Sacre” and “La mer”. in 2016 she start to be an associate artist of the company DEJADONNE and she created together with the jazz pianist Simone Graziano
“In Pasto al Pubblico” premiered at the festival Fabbrica Europa 2016, Florence; and a dance duo with Andrea Valfre’ called “365”.
She was assistant-choreographer for “BABEL 7.16” from Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui and Damien Jalet for the festival In of Avignon 2016, “cour d’honore” .
In 2017 she choreographed and danced in the film “BEAUTIFUL THINGS” which premiered at the Festival of Cinema of Venice and won several Prizes.
In 2022 she choreographed a new show “MIKADO” for the European Capital of Culture (Kaunas)
She teaches and gives workshops around the world with the title of “ARTYLOGICA” and a partnering technique inspired by kinomichi martial art called “Ki- contact” together with Andrea Valfre’ .
The list of the main festival and dance academies where she teaches:
SEAD accademy in Salzburg, PARTS Bruxelles, Artesis Antwerp, La Raffinerie Bruxelles,HJS Amsterdam, K3 Hamburg, B12 Berlin, Attakalari
Bangalore, Circuit-Est Montreal, Ensimismados San Jose- Costa Rica, Trip Space London, Conde Duque , Descalzinha Madrid, UNAM Mexico City, INBA Mexico city, CCDC/MAAT El Cairo, To love -in Toronto, Gibney studio New York, Summer
intensive Portugal, PERA school of performing arts Cyprus, LA FAKTORIA Pamplona, Goa Residency, SANSKAR Festival, KALAKELI program India, DAAR and DAAS festival St. Petersburg- Russia, Contemporary Creative Dreamers Bucharest, Gangaray dance company Budapest, Cati -Istanbul, Centroartemente -Milano, Creative international HUB Rome, Oriente Occidente Rovereto, Artichoke Milan.
SEAD academy in Salzburg, Artesis Antwerp, La Raffinerie Bruxelles, HJS Amsterdam, K3 Hamburg, B12 Berlin, Attakalari Bangalore, Circuit-Est Montreal, Ensimismados San Jose- Costa Rica, Trip Space London, Conde Duque , Descalzinha Madrid, UNAM Mexico City,I NBA Mexico city, CCDC/MAAT El Cairo, To love -in Toronto, Gibney studio New York, Summer intensive Portugal, Goa Residency, SANSKAR Festival, DAAR and DAAS festival St. Petersburg-Russia