About

Francesca is an Italian dance artist based in Leuven, Belgium.

She graduated from the BA Contemporary Dance at National Dance Academy of Rome before achieving the MA Choreography from Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance with a postgraduate bursary award.

Francesca has over nine years of experience in dance teaching at various age ranges and levels and she is specialised in floorwork and dynamic release. In 2016 she joined the Trinity Laban teaching team as graduate intern for undergraduate and postgraduate technique classes. Among others, she taught for Trinity Laban Summer School, Vi.P. Danza in Rome, WISPER (Belgium) and British Academy of Dramatic Combat (BADC) in London.

Francesca’s scientific background is highly informative for her choreographic choices. Space design, time perception, sound and movement cohesion are all shared aspects of her practice. As a choreographer, Francesca has developed works based on the application of astrophysics principles and kinesthetic perception to the choreographic process.

Among others, Francesca performed for choreographers Giorgio Rossi, Walter Matteini, Enzo Cosimi and Roberta Romei and worked with choreographers Lizzi Kew Ross, Daisy Farris, Martin Nachbar and Jacqueline Bulnes (Martha Graham Dance Company) as rehearsal assistant/ director.

Currently she is undertaking the 200 hours Yoga Teacher Training at YogaLife, Belgium.

As part of her ongoing professional development, she regularly attends workshops in UK, Austria, Slovenia, Belgium and Italy.

When not making dance, Francesca practices circus aerial silks, loves cycling and enjoys periodic sessions of karate Shito Ryu.

Works

INTER ASTRA / INTER ALTERA

The immersive performance looks at how the principles of revolution of celestial masses can be negotiated and placed through movement.

Labyrinthea

What happens to a body trapped in a labyrinth? What happens if the body becomes the labyrinth?

TranscenDance

At the core of the short dance video echoes the duality of perception of ourselves form our and others’ point of view.

More works

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Events

Ballet technique revisited in Contemporary Dance

Where: WISPER, at OPEK in Leuven (Belgium)

When: from Tuesday 28 April 2020 at 8.30-10.00 pm for 5 weeks

Level: Intermediate

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Contemporary Dance technique: Dynamic Release

Where: WISPER, at OPEK in Leuven (Belgium)

When: from Tuesday 3 March 2020 at 8.30-10.00 pm for 6 weeks

Level: Intermediate

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Contemporary Dance: basics

Where: WISPER, at OPEK in Leuven (Belgium)

When: from Tuesday 3 March 2020 at 7.00-8.30 pm for 11 weeks

Level: Beginners

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Contemporary Dance: Introduction

Where: WISPER, at OPEK in Leuven (Belgium)

When: Tuesday 11 and 18 February 2020 at 7.00-8.30 pm

Level: Introductory

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