Riccardo Meneghini (IT) – class 6 h
Riccardo Meneghini was born in Italy, he has a background in competitive judo , graduated from I.S.E.F. (University of Verona) Diploma in Physical Education and attended a professional courses at “Accademia Isola Danza” in Venice, artistic director Carolyn Carlson. In the academic year 2001/2002 he joined “Transitions”at Laban Centre London achieving diploma in performance with special mention. He moved his base from London to Scotland to end up in having Leeds as his base. He is regularly involved in projects in UK, France and Italy.
He has worked with such choreographers as Russell Maliphant, Carolyn Carlson, Janet Smith, Malou Airaudo, Rui Horta, Didi Veldman, Kim Brandstrup, Arthur Rosenfeld and companies including Scottish Dance Theatre, DV8 Physical Theatre, Company Chameleon, CCN Robuaix and Balletto Teatro Torino, while developing his own choreography and working as a freelance performer ,teacher and choreographer. His work has been supported by Arts Council England and Provincia Autonoma di Trento several times in the past. His creations often contains original music, Riccardo has been regularly collaborating in the years with composers Demetris Zavros and Jered Daniel Sorkin.
Riccardo has been teaching extensively to professional and not professional in these past 13 years. Classes aimed at professional dancers, amateurs, adults, children, GCSE, a level dance students and dance and disability programme. Workshops based on the company repertory, technique classes, creative movements classes, improvisation classes and composition workshop. During the years he tought in places such as Rotterdam Dance Academie (Codarts), Millennium2000 (London), Fondazione Bartolomei (Roma), CID Rovereto (Italy) and festival like: Frieburg Contact Improvisation festival, Trentino Danza Estate and to professional company like of Skanes Dansteatre and Phoenix Dance Theatre.
Centre in Motion
We will explore the pelvis and its range of movements, so to develop dynamic support through the spine and open up our dance to more possibilities and freedom.
The dance will develop following the detailed movement of the pelvis and we will work with different elements to develop the dance: our own body , like an open book, inform the dance; the space that surround us, support us and connect us to other people in space; the floor, our first and ever present partner.