Dario Tortorelli (44)
Dario Tortorelli is a choreographer/Visual Artist based in Rotterdam developing projects under the name of ‘DIVEinD | Dario Tortorelli’.
Dario studied dance in Florence with Franco De Vita, Raymond Lukens, Susan Brooker and Alla Ossipenko. He holds a degree in Classical Ballet and Contemporary Dance from the ‘Centre de Dance Rosella Hightower in Cannes’ (France). He danced for several companies like Jeune Ballet International Rosella Hightower, Ballet de L’Opera de Nice, Introdans, and Conny Janssen Danst. As freelance dancer, he performed in numerous projects from Jaakko Toivonen, Bruno Listopad, Sara Lorenço, Lucinda Childs, Peter Sellars, Marcus Azzini and mainly performed for the Belgian choreographer Ann Van den Broek. He is also active as dance teacher, among others for Scapino Ballet Rotterdam, Cullberg Ballet (Stockholm), Company Thor (Brussels), Project Sally (Maastricht), ConnyJanssenDanst (Rotterdam), I.D.T. (Internationaal Dans Theater, Amsterdam), I.S.D.S. HONG KONG international Summer Dance School 2013, CODARTS university for the arts (Rotterdam), Artez (Arnhem), Modern dance department of the Theaterschool (Amsterdam)…
About the work:
Since 2009 he has been exploring his alter ego character of ROMEO HEART in the form of performance and visual studies. In 2013 for DANSLOKAAL1 he creates AFTER NEARLY LAND(e)scaping that in 2014 also toured with ROTTERDAMSELENTE. The same year he premiered with HARY +++++ at the Nederlandse Dansdagen in Maastricht in the context of a project called (OLD)Fashion(ed). The project has been selected as one of the exemplary projects for The Art of Impact, the new programme from the Dutch Ministry of Education, Culture and Science and six public funding bodies for culture.
Most recently Dario Tortorelli have been researching on several concepts that commonly shares the state of transformation calling the project D NO BODY; a retrospective study on the character of ROMEO HEART.
‘Tortorelli onderscheidt zich met dit werk nu al van andere choreografen en maakt zeker nieuwsgierig naar meer.’
Dario about being a choreographer:
‘For me, choreographing is celebrating the creative mind by dressing the body with theatrical forces.
Rethink and manipulate reality in time and space.
Visualize materializing at best your visions of an unreachable perfection.‘
Dario about Conny Janssen Danst’s talent development project DANSLOKAAL:
‘I have been part of the first edition of Danslokaal in 2013 with AFTER NEARLY LAND(e)scaping, a piece for seven dancers. This time I will work with one or maybe two dancers; it will be a more intimate and personal work. And it is a great chance to work again with the same people and see how we can bring the work even further then last time. I am also very curious to see how the audience of Danslokaal will respond to my work now. I definitely take this coming back as a positive proof of evolution in my artistic development.’