New 2017 Production

A triptych of new choreographies

Giorgia Nardin
Trained in classical ballet and a graduate of the Northern School of Contemporary Dance, Giorgia Nardin is an independent choreographer and performer whose work includes solo and group performances for theatres, galleries and museum spaces. Having commenced her choreographic career in 2010, …moreworking in collaboration with Marco D’Agostin and Francesca Foscarini, in 2015 she was selected by the Aerowaves Network as an Aerowaves Twenty artist for her first piece for two performers entitled All dressed up with nowhere to go. In the same year, she was also the first Italian choreographer to be awarded a residency at K3 – Zentrum fur Choreographie Hamburg (Kampnagel), for whom she created Season, and in 2016 she was invited by CSC (together with Yasmeen Godder, Yoko Higashino and Melanie Demers) to create a work inspired by the Stabat Mater, a 13th century prayer written by Jacopone da Todi. In addition to her choreographic work, she has danced in many European projects, including Choreoroam Europe, Performing Gender, B Project (which she performed at the National Gallery in London) and Pivot Dance. Giorgia Nardin is an associate member of the teaching staff of Balletto di Roma.

Francesca Pennini
Having trained as a professional dancer at the Laban Centre in London and participated in many editions of Sasha Waltz & Guests, since 2007, Francesca Pennini has been artistic director of CollettivO CineticO, a company founded with a view to forging new ideas vis-à-vis movement and …moreits relationship with music, video and image, for whom she has choreographed 37 productions to date. She is also the originator of new methodologies for the composition and organization of movement whose aim is to enable the creation of complex dances with a wide variety of body types. In 2009, she participated in the international Choreoroam Europe research project and in 2015 she was appointed choreographer of the Venice Biennale College – Danza project. In the same year, she participated in a cycle of conferences on performance at MAXXI, Rome, and was awarded the Premio Danza&Danza for best choreographer and performer. In 2016, CollettivO CineticO won the International Theatre Festival MESS Prize awarded by the BE Festival, Birmingham, the Iceberg Prize awarded by Premio Hystrio, Milan, and the Italian Premio Nazionale dei Critici di Teatro.

Chiara Frigo
Chiara Frigo pursues her interests in contemporary dance and performing arts as both choreographer and performer. A graduate in molecular biology, in 2006 her first work, Corpo in Doppia Elica, won third prize at the Festival of Choreographic Miniatures, Belgrade, while, in 2008, …moreher study of speed entitled Takeya won the GD’A Veneto prize and was selected for inclusion in the Anticorpi XL and Aerowaves Network projects. Takeya has since been performed in over 50 towns and cities throughout the world. In 2009, Chiara Frigo was invited to participate in the international Choreoroam Europe research project and, following the presentation of Suite-Hope, in 2011 she was appointed artist in residence at La Caldera, Barcelona. Suite-Hope was also one of five works chosen to represent Italy at the 2012 Edinburgh Fringe Festival. In 2013, she debuted When We Were Old, an international collaboration with the Canadian choreographer Emmanuel Jouthe, at the Tangente Festival, Montreal, and presented the work to European audiences at the Romaeuropa DNA Festival, Rome. She is currently involved in performing Ballroom and West End, works created with the support of the European Act Your Age project.