Angelo Petracca

Contemporary Dance – Open Level

Tuesdays, 18:00–19:30




Born in Bari and based in Berlin, starts studying ballet and contemporary dance in his own city before moving to Rome where he deepened the Cunningham technique with D. Verga, B. Ogan and T. Caley, former dancers The Merce Cunningham Dance Company. Then starts his research about improvisation and body practices with V.Sieni, T.Clinkard, M.DiStefano, A.Sciarroni. He performs for D. Verga, Teatro Lirico di Cagliari, G. DeLeo, A. Tudisco, B. Sicca, S. Bertozzi, F. Favale, D. Antonelli, C. Guidi, The progressive wave, K. Stächele. He wins DNAppuntiCoreografici and is selected for Vetrina AnticorpiXL and NAOcrea. In 2020 creates a performance for Tanzfabrik Berlin as part of the Performance Project program.
He holds workshops about improvisation tools and compositions in dance schools and professional programs like Opificio in Movimento in Rome, DOCK11 and EDEN Studios in Berlin.

Class Description

“My work is based on the improvisation methods I developed during my in-depth research on movement. The class takes place in the form of physical and emotional exploration of all the possibilities of the body: starting from internal listening to small physiological sensations, I push the participants to the limits of their physical and mental boundaries, working on movement parameters such as RHYTHM, INTENSITY, VOLUME, COMPLEXITY. I invite the body to search for honesty in movement through logical/mathematical resources that lower the expectation in everything we create with dance. During the class, I help the “intelligent body” to abandon self-judgment in order to free its true dance. I create a space where you can improvise with logic and having fun with the aim of providing tools and inspirations that are useful in every movement practice. A succession of exercises, suggestions, small experiments that leads the participants on a journey in the body and with the body, tiring and liberating.”