PLAY-FIGHT PRACTICE
EASTER IMMERSION
14 - 21 April 2022, ITALY
Intention
This event wants to be an opportunity to dive deep into the endless realms of this practice and of all the aspects that brings with it. For this reason this time we will invite only people who already had some experience with this work and most of all those who are willing to stretch a bit the comfort zone of what feels already quite familiar.

It is an opportunity to start from a common ground of shared language and push (without pushing) the complexity and beauty of this practice together.

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INFORMATION
Details:
Arrivals: Thursday 14th April
(from dinner included)

15th to 20th Play-Fight classes

Departures: Thursday 21st April
(until lunch included)
Participation contribution:
Places are limited.
470€ all inclusive (accommodation in the house, 3 meals p/d, 6 days of classes)*

* if you sleep in your own van,
the contribution is 435€
WHERE
Italy, Anghiari
RegistRATION
Please get in touch at playfightitaly@gmail.com
if you wish to join by sharing your motivations
ESTER BRAGA
Her background of experiences and interests mainly interconnects intensive training in contemporary dance and floor-work during the studies at Trinity Laban (London), contact improvisation, instant composition, community dance, with her later formation into yoga, postural and somatic practices. She met Bruno Caverna in 2014, first through Liquid Body and Becoming Animal, eventually through the later development of what is now named Play-Fight practice by Formless Arts; a mind-blowing encounter which since then has been at the foundation of her journey, in life and profession.
Ester currently collaborates at the core of Formless Arts Organization and work as Play-Fight Facilitator in Europe, while teaching regular movement classes in Bologna (Italy) where she is based. At the moment she is also deepening her research in the line between Play-Fight & Contact Improvisation and integrating her important experience in the Yoga panorama within Formless Arts activities, connecting the approach from the very essence of Formless Arts philosophy.
The classes will be guided by Francesca & Ester with the support of Miriam, Chiara and Lena
TEAM
FRANCESCA ROMANO
She started her studies in dance and movement when she was a child. Over the years she went through Artistic Gymnastics, modern and contemporary dance, contact improvisation, dance theatre, performing arts studying and working with many dancers and movement researchers. In 2005 she graduated at the School of Drama Paolo Grassi (Milan).

She works as a dance and movement teacher, performer and choreographer. Since 2013 she has expanded her research approaching yoga and martial arts having so far a deeper experience and knowledge about connection between body, mind and inner space. This movement field was a point of revolution for her studies and she started to follow this path, researching more and more what's beyond definitions, trying to always be in a state of openness typical of the "beginner mind". It was in 2015 that she approached the work of Bruno Caverna during a Play-Fight workshop. From that moment she started to follow this practice constantly, finding in its tools important points of inspiration, new ways to approach movement and life, new ways to connect with the others and herself. As member of Formless Arts team she supports the realization of specific projects and works as Play-Fight facilitator.
Miriam Costa
Miriam's studies include a long training in contemporary dance, release and floorwork techniques, traditional dances, physical-dance theater and postural-muscular balance practices. Since several years she teaches and works as freelancer for companies as well as in performing arts and video projects. Since 2014 she began to deepen her studies with Bruno Caverna, meeting the Liquid Body and the Play-Fight practices, which represented a huge step into the understanding of the body-mind functioning and an important channel for working on the self in different levels of the being. Currently she is a Team Member at Formless Art; together with Ester Braga, carries on a Play-Fight practice in Bologna since 2016. Her aim is to continue to follow the Formless Art study program, to cooperate in improving its work and to share it in various contexts, from the stage to the pedagogy. In 2018, she started coordinating the Play-Fight Kids project in Bologna, introducing the practice to kids of Primary and Secondary schools.
Chiara Zompa
She discovered contemporary dance in 2007, after many years of practicing artistic roller skating. At first she felt in love with floor work and release techniques, which are still strong pilars in her approach to movement and dance. Following her desire to explore the potential of physical expression and communication, she has been feeding her research and training mainly with the practice of capoeira angola, acrobatics, contact improvisation and physical theatre, enjoying so much folk dances and singing . In 2016 Her artistical journey brought her to Portugal, where she took part in FAICC, advanced formation in choreography and creation and she worked in several projects as performer and choreographer. Since 2014 she finds in Formless Arts' practices a huge basin where to discover and learn about how to meet through dance in a playful, careful and confrontational way, as a gateway to the neverending path of self-knowledge. With Ester and Miriam, she is responsable for the organization of the Play-Fight Camp in Tuscany.
Lena Maya Turek
Lena started her research into dance and movement at a young age, exploring various styles, such as Hip Hop or Salsa. In recent years, her main focus has been contemporary dance, contact improvisation, floorwork and somatic practices, such as Qi Gong, Feldenkrais or craniosacral therapy. She studied dance pedagogy in Vienna and Community Dance in London, relating to movement and dance as a tool for every-body. Her first encounter with Bruno Caverna happened in 2016 through the Becoming Animal practice and later the Play Fight practice. Since then she has been following and studying Play Fight, using it as a way of relating to life, both on and off the dance space. This has been a vital support in understanding patterns, resistances and openings inside the body and the mind. Since 2019 she is facilitating the Play Fight Study Group in Vienna, always continuing to learn more and more about internal and external movements, both in herself and in others.
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