Susanna Recchia

Class Description | Morning Class | 13 - 17 March 2017


The main ingredients for the class will be experiential anatomy and improvisation, writing and drawing. Energetic as well as restful dances are welcome with an interest to allow different types of engagement with movement coexist in the space we share. Through touch, physical and verbal dialogue, we will encounter other movers and consider this exchange a vital resource for learning and developing the individual and collective practice of dancing. The underlining approach to the work is to play seriously, find joy, ease and flow in movement combining deep attention and lightness of spirit. My current interests are: imagination, perception and choice making; relation between intellect, emotion and instinct while dancing; relation between sensation and form, between self and others; space as a source of inspiration and support; habits; acceleration and randomness.

Biography

Susanna is an Italian dance artist living in the UK since 2001. Her practice shifts between performing, teaching, mentoring and researching both in academic and artistic contexts. As a performer Susanna has toured internationally, and collaborated with choreographers who involve improvisation either in the process of making or in performance and has devised her own work joining practitioners from different disciplines, such as photography and film. Dialogue, the study of movement and improvisation, imagination are the thriving forces of Susanna’s work as a dancer and teacher. She has recently started a practice-based PhD in Dance looking at the labour of the performer involved in collaborative and interdisciplinary processes at Roehampton University in collaboration with Siobhan Davies Dance and Independent Dance. For more info: www.susannarecchia.com