Describe your choreography: urgency passion authenticity or intense dense exciting
About creative process: My artistic work is deeply inspired and moved by my yoga practice, which reveals the potentiality, the authenticity and exigency of expression and creative impulse. My choreographic research, through meticulous work on the connection between mind-body wants to embrace the poetry of human fragility and the urgency of its passions. My work is even about space and the pleasure to travel fully within it. Often I love to work with live music. Music and dance are for me like time and space: inseparable.
About the artist, Why did you start choreographing?
It’s a need, an urgency… where words don’t go, dance arrives
Do you work in other mediums other than dance?
I write poetry. To write is a process that leads my choreographic process.
Any other special talents?
What artists are you influenced by?
Three artist influenced me more than the other for their sensitivity: Pasolini (as poet), Mark Rothko (the painter) and Beethoven (music). I love their intensity, the generosity, the great humanity that transpire by their work. They were unique, independent, crazy for life. An exceptional mix of intellect, freedom and emotions. About dance, I have been inspired by all the choreographer that put their own heart in their art. In general, I love artists that become themselves channel of art, life and truth and I really get bored from the ones that make of art, channel of their ego.
I see art like a vocation. we do not choose to dance, dance choose us. As Rothko said: Art to me is an anecdote of the spirit, and the only means of making concrete the purpose of its varied quickness and stillness.
What is your most memorable moment as an artist?
There are so many beautiful moments and I hope that the next one will be even more memorable! But right now I was thinking at the real last one. It was a week ago, after I performed Green3, a woman from the audience come to me crying and smiling for the emotions. She told me that I changed her way to see things and that I let her be grateful for life. She gave me a special gift, she was wearing a beautiful mala made of crystals, she took it away from her neck and she gave it to me. To touch other people life is the best reward and the most memorable moment.
Have a quote you live by?
Wisdom is knowing I am nothing, love is knowing I am everything, and between the two my life moves. Nisargadatta Maharaj