16 Jun 2024: Workshop Sunday with Dario Tortorelli

Posted: Thu 2 May 2024

Workshop Sunday in HUIS Conny Janssen Danst: Dario Tortorelli will give a workshop on Sunday June 16, during which dancers are invited to explore their inner child

Program: 11:00 – 14:00
Location: HUIS Conny Janssen Danst (Dolf Henkesplein 3, Rotterdam)

Early Bird price*: €17.50
*Available up to 7 days prior to the workshop.
Standard price: €25.00

About the workshop: 
This workshop invites participants to explore their inner child through dance in a space filled with joy, rhythm, and movement. Performers engage with these elements, evolving and influencing each other, leading to a climactic moment that fosters awareness and freedom in the collaborative process. The goal is to reconnect with others and the surrounding elements, creating harmony. The exploration plays with centralizing and decentralizing the human figure, challenging traditional perspectives. The performance features a synchronized chain of performers moving as one entity, shaping and embodying the collective. This process unfolds naturally, influenced by chance. Participants will work on speed, pulse, rhythm, spatial awareness, and momentum within a demanding movement score. The workshop invites exploration of Dario’s creative approach, encouraging versatility and valuable skills for performers.

Dario Tortorelli had toured and worked internationally as a dancer, choreographer, and dance teacher and is currently based in The Netherlands where the company DIVEinD – visual poetry of performing bodies (Rotterdam) was founded to develop further productions.
Born in Italy (1977) Dario trained as a classical and contemporary dancer. From 1996 to 2001 Dario lived in France and started a career with the Jeune Ballet de Cannes to then join the Ballet de Nice.
In August 2001 Dario moved to the Netherlands and worked as a performer, among others, for Introdans (Arnhem), Conny Janssen Danst (Rotterdam), and WArd/waRD – Ann Van den Broek (Antwerp-Rotterdam).
Since 2012 Dario is dedicated to choreographic research. This was followed soon with the Solo Dance Contest in Gdansk (Poland) and the creation of After Nearly Land(e)scaping for Conny Janssen Danst – (DANSLOKAAL 1 (2013)), followed by D NO BODY Installed (DANSLOKAAL 3 (2015)).
In 2018 a nomination for the Dutch Dance Festival Prize was received and the German magazine TANZ places Dario on a list of the 41 most promising artists in Europe. The same year the performance D NO BODY 5 #transcending is nominated in the yearbook of theatrekrant.nl, as the best new performance of the 2017-2018 theatre season in The Netherlands.
Ever since Dario continues an artistic path through the experimentation and collaboration of dance with other disciplines. Most recently this led to the creation of TRANSMOTION, a sensory performance in which the audience is immersed in a total experience with dance, spatial design, live sound, and installation.
Next to creating, Dario teaches, coaches, and creates for various dance academies in the Netherlands (Codarts, Artez, Ahk, Fontys) and is a guest teacher, among others, at Conny Janssen Danst (Rotterdam), Scapino Ballet (Rotterdam), Introdans (Arnhem), Skånes Danstheater (Malmo), and Sally Dansgezelschap (Maastricht).

Transmotion (dance score)

The workshop is inspired by Dario's work in this video

Transmotion (solo)

The workshop is inspired by Dario's work in this video

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