Below are the people I have collaborated and worked with:
2015 – 2016 Friend at work (on-going project) – Conference Dancing Economies: Currency, Value and Labour
2008 – 2009 Umm..I…and uh…[revisited] (solo)
2008 (Dis)Appearing Acts
2006 Disappearing Acts (in cities of Appearance)
2004 – 2006 wish + qish and Umm..I…and uh… (solo)
2004 Waiting for Audi-Audi
2015 The Kneeners
2014 Shift construct
2012 – 2013 MAKE and REMAKE
2014 and 2016 Shouting Out Loud
Candoco Dance Company
2012 – 2014 Repertory dance company
Touring internationally works by:
Thomas Hauert, Trisha Brown, Emanuel Gat, Wendy Houston, Rachid Ouramdane, Claire Cunnigham, Marc Brew
2012 On Being Lost
2012 Il Trittico
Exhibition at Barbican Art Centre
2011 Laurie Anderson, Gordon Matta-Clarke and Trisha Brown. Pioneers of the Downtown Scene, New York 1970s
2009 – 2011 Duet
2010 Outdoor performances for Duvetica – Fashion week Pitti Uomo
Performances at the Museo del Tessuto
2007 Dancing into Work Research week-end
Siobhan Davies Dance Company
2007 Jerwood Bank Project in collaboration with led by Deborah Saxon and Sarah Warsop
Carol Brown Dances
2006 WEST London
2004 Site-specific project, ATP Gallery and Depford CreekSide, London
2003 Oublique: Things I forgot to tell my dad
2001 Movimento per 4+1
2000 – 2001 Vista d’interni
ITT Company directed by Barbara Uccelli
2000 – 2001 Mana, Parodos, Duo
ResExtensa directed by Elisa Barucchieri
2000 – 2001 Scivias, Entropia, Avila (solo)
1999 La meraviglia
National Dance Academy
1993 – 1999 Annual performances with various choreographers
Improvisation in Performance
2011 with Mark Rowan-Hull – painting, Roger Redgate – violin, Emmanuel Spinelli – objects and toys based on Treatise by Cornelius Cardiew
2006 trio with dance, drawings and music Caccia all’artista
2005 Il Tempo del Tra solo with live music organised by Osservatorio Nomade
2004 Makeshift Negotiations coordinated by Kirstie Simson
2004 What if… and Cosa accadrebbe se… with Spazio Variabile
2011 The Body of a Diplomat with 5X collective formed by Andrew Graham, Efrosini Protopapa, Joe Wild, Kathrin Felzmann – TheatreWrede+, Oldenburg, Germany
2008 with Efrosini Protopapa 1-month residency as performer and workshop facilitator at Dance4, Nottingham
2007: 1-week residency as performer and workshop facilitator at Isadora & Raymond Duncan Dance Research Centre, Athens, Greece
I have been involved in teaching since 1999. During those years I have had the privilege to work with people from 2 to 90 years old, dancers and movers with diverse abilities; nationalities; sexual; religious and political orientations. Dance is for all and, depending on the environment, I shape my teaching to meet the context, the individual and the community.
I teach dance, improvisation, experiential anatomy, movement research workshops and yoga. I work internationally in higher education, with professional dance companies and organisations, community contexts including hospices for children and elderlies.
Wherever I am, I teach with a somatic approach to movement. I suggest the possibility of embodying the various anatomical systems to discover our expressive potential and find variations in dynamics, muscular tone and rhythmical choices. I encourage self-reflection, dialogue and collaboration; support curiosity, diversity and autonomy; believe in the importance of finding joy, ease and flow in movement.
I love full-body energetic activities, wild improvisations that include sound and spoken words as well as restful dances. Through touch, physical and verbal dialogue I work on the relation with other movers and the space we co-habit. I encourage intellectual reflections as well as intuitive drawing and creative writing.
I practice what I teach and the underlining approach to the work in class is to play seriously combining deep attention and lightness of spirit.
LA MANUFACTURE, Lausanne, Switzerland. Embodied History Module and Technical Training
NATIONAL ACADEMY OF DANCE, Rome. Contemporary Dance Programme: Release Technique and Teaching Methodologies
NORTHERN SCHOOL of CONTEMPORARY DANCE. Rehearsal Director for VERVE and Lecturer in Creative Studies. Now guest teacher and jury for the audition process
LABAN: BA(Hons) in Dance Studies: Yoga, Experiential Anatomy, Release Technique and Improvisation
Education and Community Department: Yoga classes and Summer School
Trinity/Laban Student Union: Yoga for dancers and Self-care for dancers
Graduate Assistant in Dance Technique: Release Technique and Improvisation
COVENTRY UNIVERSITY BA (Hons). Project D-TRACES to introduce Siobhan Davies Archive
CENTRAL SCHOOL of SPEECH and DRAMA MA Movement Studies. Workshop for the Module: Bodies in Movement
LONDON CONTEMPORARY DANCE SCHOOL BA(Hons) in Dance. Ballet and Release Technique
TU DELFT SCHOOL of DESIGN and ARCHITECTURE (NL). Workshops: Finding Orientation, Experiencing Space. and Body Awareness and Perception of Space. Somatic perception, Experiential Anatomy, Reflective Writing and Drawing
KLASSìSKI LISTDANSSKòLINN Reykjavik, Iceland. Contemporary Dance Programme: Contemporary Dance Technique, Ballet for Contemporary Dancers, Yoga, Improvisation, Creative Repertoire
TOWER HAMLETS COLLEGE Foundation Course in Dance: Stretch and Relaxation
SAREYYET RAMALLAH Palestine. Workshop for teachers interested in inclusive practice in dance
TONINO SPACE Apulia Italy. Residential workshop in Evolutionary Movement, Experiential Anatomy and Improvisation
INDEPENDENT DANCE Siobhan Davies Studios. Morning Classes: Experiential Anatomy, Improvisation, Instant Composition, Authentic Movement, Reflective Writing and Drawing
Organizing and leading Somatic Movement Education classes
NORWICH DANCE Morning classes. Experiential Anatomy and Improvisation
TANZFABRIK Berlin, Germany. Morning classes co-taught with Efrosini Protopapa: Improvisation
CANDOCO DANCE COMPANY Morning classes in preparation for rehearsals: Release Technique, Experiential Anatomy and Improvisation
ARTICHOKE/Formazione danza ricerca Milan. Workshop: Release Technique and Improvisation
ISLAND DANCE COMPANY Morning classes in preparation for rehearsals: Release Technique and Yoga
LAPSUS CORPI Morning classes in preparation for rehearsals: Release Technique, Experiential Anatomy, Improvisation, Instant Composition, Yoga
HIMHERANDITPRODUCTIONS Morning classes in preparation for rehearsals: Ballet, Release Technique, Yoga
RESEXTENSA Bari, Italy. Workshop co-taught with Andrea Olsen and Caryn McHOse: Experiential Anatomy
ATON DINO VERGA DANZA Rome, Italy. Workshop Lo Spazio nel Corpo, il Corpo nello Spazio, Release Technique, Experiential Anatomy and Improvisation
ROSETTA LIFE London. Art of Touch Project. Movement and Dance in hospices for elderly effected by Dementia and children with terminal illnesses.
GRUPPO DANZA Milan, Italy. Workshop: Release Technique, Experiential Anatomy and Improvisation
WOKING DANCE FESTIVAL Dance for health +50. Creative Movement and Dance classes for elderly
Surrey Arts Dance: Assistant artistic director for Tea Time to Dance (intergenerational project for over 50’s and young people)
ARTEBALLETTO Teaching dance for children and movement awareness for adults
VIRTUS and HARMONY. Avezzano, Italy. Release Technique and Creative Movement for teenagers.
Private ballet classes with a somatic approach.
Untitled Improvisation in Performance devised for the 2nd Year Students of the National Academy of Dance, Rome
Skin & Land. A Place of Encounter video-dance in collaboration with film maker Ian Pons Jewell – part of the final Somatic Research Module, MA in Dance & Somatic Well-Being (University of Central Lancashire
An instant of form photo exhibition in collaboration with photographers: Rachel Cherry, Kaushik Chakravorty and Christin Knipp. Shown as part of WHAT NOW in Siobhan Davies Studios
Moving! video/documentary in collaboration with film maker Ian Pons Jewell as a conclusion of 10 weeks classes organised by Woking Dance Festival.
non – Making sense for the 2nd Year Student of Klassìski Listdansskòlinn, Reykjavik, Iceland
2006 – 2007
A Tale of Proximities and Gravitational Fields – Reworking of the duet SoSo (2004).
SoSo duet made in collaboration with Priska Lüthi LABAN, London
A process of life within two parenthesis Installation including an improvised solo, videos and photographs. LABAN, London
T-here solo for Priska Lüthi, Depford X Event. LABAN, London
Timeless Resonances video-dance. choreography and video editing. LABAN, London
I quattro temperamenti quartet for “Premio Grotta di Tiberio”. Sperlonga, Rome
Essenza duet with Anna Marinelli for the Biennale of European and Mediterranean Young Artists, Rome
Why Struscio? Collective writing by 5X And 5X STRUSCIO #3 by Susanna Recchia in The Swedish Dance History, 2011.
An Instant of Form. Self-published book in collaboration with photographer Christian Kipp, 2009.
Performing in translation. On Faithfulness and Betrayal by Francesca Recchia in Dance Theatre Journal. Vol. 22
Susanna Recchia – Italiani all’Estero. (interview by Valentina Culatti) in Danza Sì. No. 180. February 2006.