My teaching reflects the ongoing research and application of the anatomically respectful, bio-mechanically functional principles of the Axis Syllabus. It puts focus on the body’s complex architecture; how dynamic and how sensitive it can be. How every movement, from structurally supported action to expressive gesture, is the result of continuous adaptations to internal and external conditions. Through the study of biomechanics, musicality, spatial relationships and collective discussions, the work gives a structural basis and builds a common store of technical references for participants at all levels. In each session, time is dedicated to guided improvisation and creative games for channeling the expressive potential of the individual and collective body which will be picked up and further explored in the set movement phrases. More info about the Axis Syllabus : www.axissyllabus.org
Francesca Pedullà is a dancer, choreographer, teacher and independent curator. She graduated in Genova in History of Theatre and Performing Arts. She holds a diploma as a professor of African Dance Expression at the Centre Artistique 6-éme Parallel – FEIDA Bordeaux, directed by Koffi Koko. Since 1998 she has spent several months out of the year living in Benin, who’s rich culture has been a profound artistic inspiration. She is an active member of The Axis Syllabus Research Community and she holds the certificate to teach the Axis Syllabus, which has become a fundamental aspect of her pedagogical method.
As choreographer and artistic director she develops, since 2005, artistic works and cultural cooperation projects both in Europe and Benin (West Africa). From 2008 to 2012 she co-curated the intercultural project Dialogues Inévitables (Cotonou- Bruxelles, Genova, Berlin) Since 2011 she is the artistic director of TRACES – produced by the Axis Syllabus Research Community in collaboration with the Centre Choréographique Multicorps. Since 2014 she curates in Berlin together with Kira Kirsh, the dance festival Sensing in, in the same year she initiated together with Elisa Ricci the modular project On how we see – Questioning the curatorial gaze. Her latest choreographies were presented at Insitute Français de Cotonou, FITHEB (Benin), Teatro della Tosse (Genova), Teatro dell’Archivolto, Hangart Festival (Italy), TroisC L (Luxembourg), Centre Culturel Cité Culture (Brussels), festival the Biennale Passage 012 Bielefeld, TFK Berlin , Haus of the Berliner Festspiele (Germany) among others. Currently based in Berlin, she choreographs, performs and teaches throughout Europe, Israel, Brazil the USA, Canada and Benin.
More info: www.francescapedulla.org