HB 2021 – Italian 15th & 16th Century Dance Workshops in Rome

Teacher: Claudia Celi – Location: Rome (Italy)

15th 16th century dances Claudia Celi

“Come ’l candido pie’ per l’erba fresca”
15th and 16th Century Dance Workshops
July 31st–August 1st – 15th Century
August 7th-8th – 16th Century

Aimed at dancers, actors and musicians and open to students of all levels, the two workshops will feature the technical study of steps and the learning of choreographical structures from Italian dance treatises, the former of the Quattrocento and the latter of the Cinquecento. Each one of the workshops has a duration of seven hours on two days. It’s possible to attend only one or both of them. Classes will be held in accordance with COVID-19 safety protocols.

Claudia Celi

after graduating in History of Theatre and Spectacle at Università di Roma – La Sapienza specialized in early dance performance with internationally known teachers such as Barbara Sparti, Francine Lancelot, Shirley Wynne, and Angene Feves.

From 1982 to 2019 she has taught History of Dance at the Accademia Nazionale di Danza in Rome; from 1991 to 1995 she was also deputy director of this institution. She has also taught for the specialized degree in Theater, Cinema, Dance and Digital Arts at Università di Roma – La Sapienza and has taught Dance History at the ballet school of the Teatro dell’Opera di Roma. In 2001 she was appointed by the Italian Education, University and Research Ministry as a member of the Working Group for Dance Education with the purpose of drafting the new charters of Italian Academies and Conservatories.

She has presented communications at international conferences and has collaborated with research centers and universities. She contributed articles to specialized journals, such as ChorégraphieCairon (also as a member of the editorial board), La Danza Italiana and La Nuova Rivista Musicale Italiana. Among her publications are the chapters on italian XIX century ballet for Musica in Scena – Storia dello spettacolo musicale published by UTET and several entries for the International Encycolpedia of Dance, the Dictionnaire Larousse de la Danse and the Dizionario Biografico degli Italiani. She is a member of the Scientific Committee of the portal Biblio LMC – Biblioteca digitale per i licei musicali e coreutici initiated by the Education, University and Research Ministry and developed in collaboration with the Department of Philosophy, Media and Performance at Roma Tre University.

Alongside the academic career she has furthered her performing activity in the field of historical dance that she began in 1977 with Gruppo di Danza Rinascimentale di Roma directed by Barbara Sparti; with this group, which in 1981 was awarded the “Jia Ruskaja” prize for dance didactics and culture, she has performed in many European festivals. Within her continued activity of popularization of historical dance she attended congresses in Italy and abroad, has been a member of competition panels, has taught courses and seminars for theatres, universities, conservatories and research centers such as Fondazione Teatro Massimo di Palermo (Officina-Laboratorio delle Arti e dei Mestieri del Palcoscenico), Scuola Internazionale dell’Attore Comico (Reggio Emilia), A.N.I.D. (Associazione Nazionale Insegnanti di Danza), Conservatorio A. Casella (L’Aquila), Centro Sperimentale di Cinematografia (Roma) and has been in charge of didactic events and performance in historical dances for the ballet school of Teatro dell’Opera di Roma and for Accademia Nazionale di Danza. At this latter institution she has regularly taught – from the academic year 2005/06 onwards – classes in Historical Dances.

The 15th and 16th Century Dance Workshops will be held on July 31st–August 1st (15th Century) and August 7th-8th – 16th Century in Rome. Classes will be taught in accordance with COVID-19 safety protocols in the dance studio of Teatro Brancaccino (via Merulana area, near Santa Maria Maggiore and Stazione Termini). Info about costs and registration is available at this link. It’s possible to register with credit card payment on this page.

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