“The Ancient Future Solo contemporary dance workshop was a great challenge for me, for the simple reason it is aimed at the most difficult, in my opinion, age group: adolescents.
That being said, from the very first moment the workshop was also a revelation. The way we all worked together, both collaboratively / collectively as well as individually, gave us the opportunity to instruct the children how to follow their own path in order to gain experience, study the works they are normally taught at school only this time through the lens of art, and, last but not least, discover their individual style. We gave them motivation and specific guidelines in order to expose them to broader levels and fields of art through explorations of dance, body and movement, i.e. stimuli that could provide them with a comprehensive insight.
Taking off from the tragedies Antigone and Helen, this workshop aimed to help children how to discover, investigate, and try things, how to perceive the multiple facets and inexhaustible possibilities of the human body and art overall.
We created a springboard upon which they could hone their imagination, laying the foundations of dance and choreographic techniques for them, and activating in them the ability to coexist with music and the surrounding space.
The children’s enthusiasm, perseverance, passion, and faith in whatever was happening in each class was absolutely moving. Ultimately, the dialogue we succeeded in establishing among ourselves, and also between dance, sound, and space, was truly remarkable.
The goal is that we all learn how to learn, that we never stop learning in the form of exchanging knowledge and opinions, rather than as a simple way of imparting information.
It is a blessing to be able to work with open-minded, clear-minded, young people.”
Dancer – Choreographer