09.01., 11.01. + 13.01.2023, 14:00–15:30
16.01. + 20.01.2023, 14:00–15:30
Training for Dancers
Giacomo Bevilacqua received his professional training in classical and contemporary dance at La Scala in Milan, before obtaining an advanced degree in the RAD (Royal Academy of Dance) system in his native Venice. Immediately afterwards he was engaged by the Staatsballett Berlin, where he participated in all productions until his last season. Thus he worked with the most important choreographers of our time and danced in choreographies such as “The Nutcracker”, “Swan Lake”, “Peer Gynt” or “Romeo and Juliet”. To broaden his range, in 2018 he began studying “Benesh Movement Notation” – an advanced technique for analyzing body movements. This is applied to transcribe, preserve and reconstruct dance choreographies of all styles. Famous theaters such as the Stuttgart Ballet, the Royal Ballet in London, the Staatsballett Berlin, the Ballet Preljocaj in France and many others use this complex technique, which benefits Giacomo’s students. In his lessons, Giacomo specifically focuses on the advancement of each individual through constructive, individualized corrections.
Giacomo applies extensive knowledge of ballet styles and dance methods, especially Vaganova, R.A.D., Cecchetti and neoclassical choreographers. His classes include full training at the barre with targeting specific muscle groups, muscle building and stretching, and preparing for work at the Centre. Special emphasis is placed on placement and efficient coordination. This will prepare students technically for the challenging classical variations, gain control, and also give them a chance to refine their expression. He draws on years of professional experience – including injuries and rehabilitations – and his extensive knowledge of anatomy is incorporated into the lessons.