CV

 

 

 

 

Curriculum Vitae

Raffaella Galdi (Italy, 1973) is based in Berlin.

She is a a teacher, a choreographer, a dancer, an artist.

 

Founder and artistic director of InCorpo, a company, an open structure that operates in the field of contemporary dance in relationship to art. Her main source of inspiration is the body, the physical experience and expression. In her choreographical work dance functions as a base and bridges to sound, text-words and plastic-visual art.

 

 

Research Projects

Raffaella Galdi research projects are characterised by long periods of exploration in which, in collaboration with other artists often operating with different languages, she researches very thoroughly on a choreographic idea. The transition from a research period to the creation/production is very subtile. It might take weeks, months or years before a research becomes a well defined creation. Some research periods may give shape to several productions, within divers artistic languages, others may just stay a research phase in itself.

 

Bodies bodies Words Objects (2013 - 2017 on going)

Dance Sound Space Poetry (2011 - 2012)

Ali (2008 - 2010)

Mode (2007 -2009)

 

 

Pieces

Raffaella Galdi main source of inspiration is the body, the physical expression and experience. Dance material in her choreography functions as a base and bridges to sound, words and plastic-visual art. Her work employs an inter-disciplinary approach.

 

Turtle (2017)

Premiere (short version): 8th April 2017

Premier: 21st October 2017

ada Studio Berlin

 

Impro Series - Site specific performances (2015 on going)

Impro n. 6 - The garden

8th and 9th September 2017

Festival Kilowattt Summer - Giardini Margherita - Bologna Italy

Impro n. 4 - Eating or not eating

12th July 2017

Commissioned by Entretempo Kitchen Gallery

Berlin Food Art Week Festival 2017 - Urban Spree – Berlino

Impro n. 3 - The travelling I am

2nd July 2017

Zentrum für Kunst und Urbanistik (ZK/U) - Gütermarkt - Berlin

Impro n. 1 - The vegetable stories

11th October 2015

Zentrum für Kunst und Urbanistik (ZK/U) - Gütermarkt - Berlin

 

Paula (2013)

dance performance with an installation touch, the space poetry

Premiere: 26th April 2013, Kunstmühle Braunschweig

 

Relations (2010)

Dance performance

Commissioned by Theater Vorpommern within Tanzzeit 2010

Premiere: 20th May 2010 / Theater Vorpommern, Greifswald

 

MODES of locomotion (2007-2009)

Dance Performance

Premiere Solo I: 10th November 2007 / TANZherbst Festival, Sächsischen Staatsoper, Dresden                    

Premiere all piece: 21st November 2009,  Fürth Kulturforum, Fürth

 

UGO (2007)

Dance Performance Installation

Premiere: 12th January 2007, Sophiensaele Berlin - Tanztage Festival

 

LEGNA (2006) Dance Performance

Premiere: 9th January 2006, Sophiensaele Berlin - Tanztage Festival   

 

 

Video Works - Collaboration with Carlos Bustamante

 

ISIS (2012) - Dance  Video

 

Ufergang (2010) - Dance  Video

Premiere: 28th December 2010 - Studio LaborGras Berlin

 

The Birchwood Edge Algorithm (2009) - Dance  Video Installation

Premiere: 17th September 2009 / Theaterfestival Outlet,  Braunschweig

 

 

Collaborations / Projects

Raffaella Galdi has been invited as a choreographer (as well as a dancer) in projects and site specific performances, initiated by other artist.

 

2014

Japanese Banner Piece - Concept: Christian Burnoski

Landscape - Concept: Andrea Jenni

 

2013

Der Körper ist ein Seismograph - Site specific performance - Festival “Month of performance art Berlin” - Washingtonplatz, Berlin - Collaboration with Julia Gebauer, visual artist

 

2011

Tanz-Musik_Miniaturen - Site specific performance - Vielstimmigkeit Music Festival, Hannover - Collaboration with the musician Lenka Župková, Megaphone Ensemble

 

2010

The village - Tanznacht 2010 - Ufer Studio Berlin - Collaboration with 25 choreographers

Vexations - 12 hours dance installation - fabrik Potsdam, Potsdam - Concept: Amos Hetz

 

2009

13 poems in a body - Frisch eingetroffen Festival, Mannheim - Collaboration with Performing Lab

Collective Improvisation, Dakar - Senegal: Kaay Fecc Festival (Sosta Palmizi - Giorgio Rossi)

 

2008

Collective Improvisation, Arezzo/Florence, Italy: Fabbrica Europa (Sosta Palmizi - Giorgio Rossi)

 

2007

El Burro / Site specific performance within Ni Vu Ni Connu Festival 2007 - Luxembourg - Collaboration with Nicholas Elliott and Emre Sevindik

 

2006

Le bruit du silence - Multimedia Performance / Kulturfabrik - Esch-sur-Alzette - Luxembourg Collaboration with Nicholas Elliott and Emre Sevindik

Dance Roads - Laboratory, Berlin: with Daniel Roger Belasco

 

 

Teaching

Raffaella Galdi developed a pedagogic methodology to share and pass on her knowledge. Always true to an ongoing process of evolution and maturation, her teaching is directed towards dancers and encourages them to discover their own body as an instrument and to deflect themselves from their habitual movement pathways. Her role as an educator is to coach, guide, assist via suggestions, assignments and exercises.

 

2009 - 2017

Centre de Création Chorégraphique Luxembourgeois (TROIS C-L) - Luxembourg

Danceworks School Berlin

Dock 11 Berlin

Kunstquartier Bethanien - Studio 142 - Berlin

LaborGras Studio - Berlin

Marameo Berlin

Phynixtanzt Studio - Berlin

Tanzfabrik Berlin

Urbanraum Studio - Berlin

 

Companies - Theaters

Anna Huber Company - Bern - Berlin

Cie. Unit Control Company - Luxembourg and Berlin

LTT - Leipziger TanzTheater - Leipzig

Theater Vorpommern - Greifswald

 

Coaching projects

Dancing for freedom Dance Group 2017 - Berlin

Choreographic Futures 2012 - Dance Base Limited, Scotland - Berlin

Dance Workshop 2011 - Theater Heilbronn

Winter Dance Workshop 2010 - Tanzfabrik Berlin

Kaay Fecc Festival 2009 - Dakar, Senegal

 

 

As a dancer

As a professional dancer, she has performed and participated in the creation of new performances with numerous choreographers. She has toured throughout Europe (Belgium, Germany, Italy, Holland, Luxembourg) and Africa (Tunis, Senegal), made appearances on several festivals and venues (Kunst Festival Weimar, Avignon Festival, Danz Festival Letzebuerg, Kaay Fecc Festival Dakar - Senegal, Fabbrica Europa, Florence - Italy, a.o).

 

2012 - 2016

Dance Poetry - Wupperthal, Germany - Concept: Canan Erek

Dance Poetry - Festival “720 stunden in September”, Heidelberg, Germany - Concept: Canan Erek

Tranz-/-Flexion - DIN A 13 Tanzcompany - Berlin and Cologne - Choreographer: Gerda König

Dance Poetry - improvisation interventions in the city, Berlin, Germany - Concept: Canan Erek

Stabat Mater - Theater Thikwa Berlin - Choreographer: Alessio Trevisani

 

2008 - 2010

Sender Weimar - Kunst Festival - Nitzsche-Gedächtnishalleas Weimar, Germany  

Choreographers: Ingo Reulecke and Lukas Matthaei

Die TanzMedienAkademie 2008 - Viehauktionshalle / Weimar

 

2005

Member of Galothar Company - Brussels - Belgium / Choreographer: Andy Deneys

Production: Eclectica - Mudar

 

2004

Triple Bill - Sophiensaele - Berlin - Germany / Choreographer: Christoph Winkler

Love - Dock11 - Berlin - Germany / Choreographer: Hans Werner Klohe

3 Pieces in April - Studio LaborGras - Berlin - Germany / Choreographer: LaborGras

 

2003

Engel _Engele - Studio LaborGras - Berlin - Germany / Choreographer: Karin Wickenhäuser

Member of Cie. Unit Control - Berlin / Choreographer: Bernard Baumgarten / Production: Anäis and June

 

2002/03

Member of Cie.Toula Limnaios - Berlin - Germany / Choreographer: Toula Limnaios

Productions: Outre Vie - Here to there

 

2002

Biographyca - Tanzfabrik - Berlin - Germany / Choreographer: Helge Müsial

By Pass - Choreografische Werkstatt - Rui Horta / Berlin - Germany / Lisbon - Portugal

 

2001

Para-noid - Sophiensaele - Berlin - Germany / Choreographer: Tomi Paasonen

Lui & Lei - Dansatelier - Rotterdam - Holland / Choreographer: Sabine Linz

 

2000

Dangerous Mode of Transportation - Hamburg - Germany / Choreographer: Trinidad Martinez

Het Spui Theater - Den Haag - Holland / Het Sensorium - Choreographer: Sanne van der Put

The Mason Family - Choreographer: Tom Stuart

 

1997-99

Member of Compagnie Thor - Brussels - Belgium / Choreographer: Thierry Smits

Productions: Corps(e) - Nat

 

 

Award

 

2006 Legna - Solo / Public Prize / Tanzherbst Festival, Dresden - Germany

 

2003 Solo / 3rd Prize “Das Beste Tanz Solo” - Schauspielhaus, Leipzig - Germany

 

1997 Elle s´appelle Rebecca / Best dancer / I.T.S Festiva, Amsterdam - Holland

 

 

Dance Education

During her forming years, Raffaella became familiar with a diversity of styles stretching from classical ballet throughout modern and contemporary dance. Her studies in architecture, drawing, painting and plastic art influenced her understanding on movement and supported the assimilation and integration of different dance styles.

 

 

1995-97 Rotterdamse Dansacademie - Rotterdam - Holland (Diploma)

 

1994-95 Ecole de danse Rosella Hightower - Cannes - France

 

1992-94 Associazione Alicia Vronska (Maria Luisa Capiferri) - Genoa - Italy

 

1987-91 Fine Art high school - Genoa - Italy (Diploma)

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