18 - 19 FEBRUARY 2023
WORKSHOP WITH Francesca Romano AND Miriam Costa
The workshop will weave a journey through different exercises, eventually flowing into the free play. Focusing on reawakening awareness upon stored unnecessary tensions and those patterns that are not always functional, we gradually move beyond the field of mere physicality to embrace all aspects of the being. Only when able to recognise how much tension we accumulate in our system (physical, mental, emotional..), by releasing, we can transform the tension in real power while allowing the body to re-function organically and efficiently finding back its integrity. From that point we can enjoy the richness that unfolds in every small movement, especially when in connection with another person. In this way, we learn to not add, to not force, to not run away, we experience instead how to stay with what is there and ride every wave with honesty and wholeness. The partner in this practice is the best mirror, allowing us to playfully stretch the comfort zone and to get in touch with our patterns of reaction. The moments of free-play become opportunities to access a never-ending flow of possibilities, responding intuitively with open mind and available body, crafting together an unpredictable interplay between confrontation & collaboration.
● embodiment of non-resistance quality
● falling as a state of being
● gravity practice
● move in between more body mass and lighter, yet deeper touch
● preserving structural integrity: function as a whole
● interplay between confrontation & cooperation
Main Topics
Via dell'Ora del Garda, 95.
Gardolo - Trento
Sat – 11:00 - 18:00 (with lunch break)
Sun – 9:30 - 16:30 (with lunch break)
First 7 places at a reduced price € 100
Normal price € 130

Limited places: 18 participants
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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 dance, movement and yoga teacher. She is about to complete the formation as Shiatsu therapist (biodynamic shiatsu) and Counselor. 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
My approach to the study of the body started from the passion for dance, from the need to express myself through alternative languages, and therefore from the study of dance theater, floor-work, release technique, together with the experimentation of physical theater, various types of dance and different somatic practices. Through the intense path of internal investigation coming from the Liquid Body technique, but above all from Bruno Caverna's Play-Fight, I was able to look into the depth and richness of bodily intelligence with more precision, which supported me in working on other aspects of the being, of which we are all composed. I feel the need to cultivate the humility of internal work, to transmit the possibility of undertaking a new dialogue with oneself, capable of making organic and healthy approaches to the self, through the fundamental relationship with the other, the diverse and the limits. Surprise and curiosity continue to nourish my research, both as an artist and as a teacher, but first and foremost as a human being, body. In this way, I return more responsibly and fluidly to dance.