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Residential Workshop in Nature

The workshop ASINARA - DANCE AND LANDSCAPE will be realized in the Asinara Island that is a National Park - Marine Reserve. It inserts itself in a cycle of workshops that Senza Confini Di Pelle holds from 2016 on sensorial perception in relation with natural elements as instrument of choreographic research; the workshop Stromboli Dance and Perception realized in 2016 and 2017 is a part of this cycle as the first edition of Asinara.

ASINARA - DANCE AND LANDSCAPE is a workshop of research about the danced movement, it is realized entirely in nature; it offers a work about the expressivity and the creativity of own instrument body, in total immersion in the landscape of Asinara island that becomes part and stimulus for the creative process.

The workshop, that is 6 days long, is structured in a residential and intensive manner, in order to offer to its participants the opportunity to live the Island in its wholeness and to know its specificity.
The particular environment of the island of the Asinara Island allows to enter in contact with the natural elements in a unique and suggestive way: the wind, the sea, the rocks, the flora and the fauna of the National Park of Asinara, contribute together to create the perfect ground for a work on own body that, starting from the sensorial perception, carries to dance in osmosis with the natural ambient.

The workshops hours will be combined with tours of the island in order to know its history, morphology, flora and fauna.

During its 6 days, the workshop will be conducted in different hours and in different places of the island, to totally experience the peculiarities connected with the moments of the day and with the different areas.
So the workshop will take place in the early morning, during the night, before the sunrise or at the sunset to catch the multiple games of colors, the diversity of the shadows, the variations of temperature, investigating the influence of these elements on the organism and its movement.

Great importance will be given to walking, considered not only as a movement in the space or as a going through, but as a deep knowledge practice and embodiment of surrounding environment.

During the workshop, dance, theatre and yoga techniques will be used and also original methodologies elaborated by the time by the performing art practice of Senza Confini Di Pelle.

The workshop days will follow the natural elements indication in relation with the specific places of the Island; for each specific element will be chosen the appropriate place to study it. The group will work on the sand, in the sea, in the vegetation, on the rocks, the cliffs, to experiment directions, dynamics, strength and rhythm of natural elements.

The dance work will be conducted in osmosis with the environment, trying to transmit a deep awareness to listen and respect the nature in all its vulnerabilities and magnificence.

The  workshop offers the opportunity of a total immersion in the natural ambient through the union between dance and landscape in the suggestive and exclusive setting of the National Park of Asinara - Marine Reserve, getting also in touch with its scientific research activities. The Park context is a unique ambient in which the biodiversity shows itself with a suggestive and pure richness of flora and fauna. The dimension of Marine Reserve allows horses, donkeys and goats to live free and in harmony with the few visitors of the Park. Further information at http://www.parcoasinara.org/it/

From the 08th to the 14th of July 2019
DURATION > 6 days - 5 hours of workshop each day
REQUISITES > To participate specific requisites are not requested and there are no age limits. It’s required a availability to explore with own body new ways of relation with the natural environment.

The guesthouse where the participants are hosted is composed of double or quadruple rooms with single beds and private bathroom in each room. The guesthouse includes also a kitchen and a large dining room. The board includes breakfast, lunch and dinner. The meals will be prepared collectively. The menu includes the possibility of vegetarian and vegan meals. Beverages (water, tea and coffee) are included. Specific food prepared for intolerant or allergic people are not included (for example soy pasta or corn pasta or rice pasta or soy milk, etc).

Alghero airport - http://aeroportodialghero.it/index_en.asp
Porto Torres port - http://www.delcomar.it/


COST > 750 euro (included accomodation and meals)
EARLY BIRD > 650 euro until the 20th of June
REGISTRATION > Send CV and motivation letter to info@senzaconfinidipelle.com


Dario La Stella and Valentina Solinas led workshop at CRUD (University Regional Center for Dance) University of Turin, to University of Washington in Seattle (USA) and to SESC Santo Amaro in San Paolo (BR).

Dario La Stella
Founder and director of Senza Confini Di Pelle, he is also author and performer of the company works. Master's Degree in Cultural Anthropology and Ethnology with a thesis on performing art, since 1997 led workshop and classes on performing art; In 2013 with the show “Add Up Space and Power” is one of the three choreographers selected by the European project Metamorphoses, with shows in Poznan (PL), Paris and Bruxelles.

Valentina Solinas
Degree in psychology, since 2004 is part of Senza Confini Di Pelle, author and performer of the company works.

Senza Confini Di Pelle since 2003 works on the field of Performing Art with national and international projects (USA, Francia, Cuba, Brasile, Polonia, Germania), producing shows, workshops, events and exhibitions. In 2011 and 2012 it played in New York City and San Paolo.



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A project by Senza Confini Di Pelle in collaboration with the National Park of Asinara - Marine Reserve