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Sat 18 May - Sun 19 May
CID - Centro Internazionale della Danza

WORKSHOP WITH MICHELE MEROLA - Artistic director of MM Contemporary Dance Company

The Workshop is an opportunity for dancers to learn and get in touch with Michele Merola’s style: during the lesson he will focus on technique, especially floorwork exercises, but also on artistic interpretation of the movement, choreographic sequences through which you can develop interpretation and artistic presence. After a part for warming up and contemporary technique, the choreographer will share also some extracts of the MMCDC’s repertoire (Bolero, Pulcinella).

Michele Merola
Graduated from the Associazione Balletto Classico directed by Liliana Cosi and Marinel Stefanescu in Reggio Emilia; later he worked as a dancer for the companies Aterballetto, Arena di Verona, Toulon Opera House, Fabulasaltica di Rovigo. Today Michele Merola is the artistic director and main choreographer of MM Contemporary Dance Company, a contemporary dance company founded in 1999.  With it he has brought on stage, both in Italy and abroad, many choreographies, including Mattanza (winner of the 17th International Choreography Competition in Hannover, Germany 2003), La Capinera (best choreography award, Serbia 2007 and at the Purgatorije festival in Tivat, Montenegro 2007), La metà dell'ombra (winner of the Anita Bucchi prize, Italy 2010) and Con le labbra dipinte (first performance at the Seoul International Dance Festival Sidance 2010, Korea), Narciso (2012), Bolero (2015), Pulcinella (2016).
Since 2000 Michele Merola has also created numerous choreographies for various other companies, including Aterballetto (2001, Reggio Emilia), Teatro S. Carlo (2003, Naples), Dominic Walsh Dance Theatre (2007, U.S.A.), Teatro Massimo in Palermo (2008), Balletto di Toscana (2009, Florence), Teatro Terazijama in Belgrade (2007-2010, Serbia).
In 2016 he won the GD Awards 2016 (www.giornaledelladanza.com) as Best Italian Choreographer. In 2017 MM Contemporary Dance Company wins the Premio Europaindanza 2017 - Premio al Merito alla choreografia, for the show Bolero, choreographed by Michele Merola.
Since 2010 Michele Merola is, with Enrico Morelli, artistic director of Agorà Coaching Project, a project of professional development for dancers based in Reggio Emilia.



18 May 2019 from 2pm to 6pm
19 May 2019 from 10am to 2pm

Where: CID - Centro Internazionale della Danza

90 € 

Participants must sign up by calling 0464 431660 or by writing to cid@centrodelladanza.it.

Since the workshops will be started by the CID after reaching a minimum number of participants it is essential that registrations are received as soon as possible.

The registration fee will not be refunded under any circumstances.