from 03th to 22th July 2023 full time
The Formative Modules with Anna Albertarelli and Roberto Penzo develops From 03th to 07th and from 10th to 14th July 2023, on daily basis from Monday to Saturday (Sunday free day) from 9,30am until 4pm, including a 1houre lunch break.
Corporal languages, brief hystorical and cultural notions
Communication languages: modalities, strategies and the outlook in psychopedagogical and relational fields.
Group dynamics with specific theoretical/practical uses
Paths of distress – a denied body – a constrution of viable and essential pathways for communication and integration
Emotional memory and sensorial body - a constrution of
viable and essential pathways for non-verbal communication.
Stage communication languages, stratergies and outlooks in relational and psycopedagogical context.
Physical theatre, the presence, the voice, the character, comedy, the grotesque, the absurd, drama, body, chorus.
Intensive group work contemplated as a safe space, group experiences
Tutor’s role: active watch, safe space, emotional experiences
Experiential corporal techniques aiming at integration, modalities and context differences
The expressive body: considerations on staging a disabled body
How to envision a creative and dramaturgic immagination
Inter-artistical workshop for a mindful observer
Elements of artistic poetry focused on a different corporality.
How to envision a creative imagination with diverse abilities.
Born in Padua (Italy) in 1977, a dancer and Danceability teacher, Juri
Roverato has been afflicted by spastic tetraparesis (dystonia) since birth.
He obtained his Master’s Degree in Philosophy in 2002, practiced martial arts (Qwan qwi do) and studied Danceability with different professional teachers. Juri researched contact improvisation techniques, as well as several dance workshops aligned with his path – Sensitive Dance, creative paths and performances within Danceability, Experiential Anatomy and impro seminars with an array of teachers.
In 2001 Juri took part in the first European seminar on Danceability teacher training with Alito Alessi and Laura Banfi, later qualifying as a teacher. Since then Juri has been holding workshops and classes in Italy and abroad, for both children and adults.
In 2003 he participated in a theatrical seminar on artistic approach between abled and disabled persons with Patrice Guillaumet.
Among numerous artistic collaborations and courses, Juri took part at the opening ceremony for the Paralympic Games in Turin in 2006.
Since then he has been extensively choreographing and dancing in various stage and theatre productions, giving way to mixed dance companies over the years, collaborating with and teaching in rehabilitation and medical centres, schools, as well as holding Danceability seminars at the University of Padua.
Since 2018 Juri took part in the IMPART European project with the aim to put together four artistic organisations from Germany, Greece, Italy and Armenia in order to create inclusive performance events by able and less able artists working together on creating a highly functional and cross-disciplinary language. In the following years he participated in the SPARK project, with focus on dramaturgy and interaction between dancers, as well as in Europe Beyond Access Laboratory on dramaturgy of movement transitions.
In 2021 Juri held classes for the advanced graduate level course “Towards an Integrated dialogue between Dance and Disability” in Reggio Emilia.
Later that year Juri starred in Abel Ferrara’s film with Shia LeBeouf and Willem Defoe.
with Laura Jones, Co-Artistic Director Stopgap Company UK
Laura joined Stopgap in 2001 where she has been integral to the growth and direction of the company. She is a fierce advocate for dance and disability, inclusion and equality, advancing the sector through teacher training in inclusive practice, public speaking and consultancy work.
Stopgap Dance Company is driven by a diverse creative team who uses dance as a movement for change. Our vision is to create an inclusive world where diversity is not just accepted but pursued, a world where no one is limited by prejudice against D/deaf, disabled, or neuro divergent people. We are a global leader of disability access in dance and continuously examine best practice. We actively advocate for the industry and the wider world to become more inclusive.
The course has been envisaged with aim to provide the trainees with specific theoretical and practical skills, in order to improve their training-related, educational and artistic line of work and permit them to suitably embed the methodolgy of social integration.
The course welcomes able and less able persons and adresses dancers, performers, graduates and students of liberal arts degree courses and teaching programs, health workers, dance and theatre teachers.
The program is targeted at those who wish to acquire and deepen specific skills related to disability in dance and theatre and those related to the body as an instrument for communication, education, artistic expression and integration.