Gabriella Riccio

ITA | ENG

GABRIELLA RICCIO, Italian choreographer and dancer. Her research between Naples and Berlin brings her into contact with some of the most representative personalities of the European scene. Her artistic practice explores new languages for the contemporary scene around the body and the scene as dispositive for knowledge. She founds caosmos | cie gabriellariccio independent company and  realized over 14 creations and performances. Her work brings her to relevant collaborations with artists active in visual arts, music and dance as: Elio Martusciello, Achille Succi, Felix Ruckert, Neil Leonard, Norsola Johnson, Carmine Rezzuti. her latest works are Noli me tangere, Magnificat – first study for a better world, La Follia. She is curator of Contemporanea09, AzioniDicembre09live, Sovrapposizioni, Perché la danza? the latter together with philosopher Maurizio Zanardi. Since 2015 she is resident choreographer at L’Asilo – open community of art theatre and cultural workers in self-government at the Ex Asilo Filangieri of Naples – where she conducts the workshop Experiments of survival in space between practice and thought. Activist and independent researcher, she joins the Italian movement of the commons and self-governed cultural spaces. Her artistic activity is complemented  by theoretical production taking part to conferences, talks,  workshops and experimental proposals. Her areas of interests are dance and philosophy, and politics and art. She published the essay Il corpo e la scena. Territori dell’esperienza estetico-conoscitiva nella pratica artistica della danza on Kaiak A Philosophical Journey 2017.  La pratica dell’uso civico come scelta estetica, etica e politica per il sensibile comune in Stefano Rodotà, by La Scuola di Pitagora Editore 2017. She is recognized among Italian author choreographers in Spazi per la danza contemporanea, by Ada D’Adamo E&S 2010

Her first works performed in non conventional spaces have a markedly conceptual approach focusing on the relationship between performer and the spectator where public is directly involved: Watch|Touch, solo performance for a solo spectator; created on commission by the Goethe Institut Neapel Körpersprache, an experiment on power games; K.I.S.S.#1-about fragility, with live electronics by Elio Martusciello and Mensch-über Schönheit, deepen the research on movement and perceptions. With Echo Resonance & Memory  her work opens up to interaction with new technologies followed by Noli Me Tangere where live electronic sound environment merges with dramaturgy of the body.

WORKS

  • La Follia pièce for 1 body and 1 bass clarinet  – running time 45′
  • Magnificat – primo studio per un mondo migliore – pièce for 4 performers – running time 20′
  • Noli Me Tangere pièce for 2 dancers and sensitive sound environement – running time 50′
  • Echo Resonance & Memory  solo, live electronics and live VJ – running time 45′
  • Guerrilla Remixed urban performance for 11 performers for ZAC Napoli Teatro Festival Italia
  • Mensch – über Schönheit [Solo] pièce for 1 dancer – running time 30′
  • Mensch – über Schönheit [Triptyk] pièce for 4 dancers and circulating public, original live electronics by  Elio Martusciello – running time 30′
  • K.I.S.S.#1 – about fragility Pièce for 2 dancers e 6 non-dancers, original live electronics by  Elio Martusciello – running time 15′- 30′
  • Körpersprache  pièce per 6 dancers and participatory audience – running time 30′
  • Watch|Touch  a solo work for a solo spectator into aluminum box 4×4 – running time 120′-180

PUBLICATIONS

  • Il corpo e la scena. Territori dell’esperienza estetico-conoscitiva nella pratica artistica della danza, Kaiak a Philosophical Journey 2017
  • La pratica dell’uso civico come scelta estetica, etica e politica per il sensibile comune in Stefano Rodotà. Beni Comuni. L’inaspettata rinascita degli usi collettivi, a cura di Nicola Capone e Geminello Preterossi, La Scuola di Pitagora Editore 2017 (in press)