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summer | main event

running from the 1st to the 28th of july 2024

b12 summer main event


location: eden***** studios


Marco Pergallini & Maria Stella Pitarresi


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potenziale d’azione

we will mainly focus on athletic and dynamic work, accompanied by constant training and targeted exercises, in which joint mobility will be functionally connected with muscle mass in action. This will lead to stimulating the body's physical and explosive readiness, and will direct us towards awareness of how it moves in space, upright, on the ground, and in partnering. This will be the starting point for experimenting with the relationship between physicality, sensitivity, and listening to bodies. Can putting one's mind and body in a condition of vulnerability be a resource? A space will also be dedicated to improvisation, which will become the moment to answer this question.

please be aware of our early bird special offer for this workshop! you can apply for this offer up until the 24th of march 2024. after the 24th the regular workshop fee applies. applications are accepted up until one day before the workshops starts.

marco came to dance through Hip hop and breaking. He graduated from the MC Hip Hop School with Marisa Ragazzo and Omid Ighani. he completed his contemporary dance studies, graduating in Florence, at the Opus Ballet choreographic center, and trained further through seminars with Julyen Hamilton, Hannes Langolf, Sharon Fridman, Tomislav English, Rakesh Sukesh, Ivan Perez, Jos Baker, Roser López Espinosa, Victor Rottier, Luke Jessop, and Diego Sinniger De Salas. He collaborates with various companies, such as Opus Ballet Company, DNA Company, Cie Twain Physical Dance Theater, and Compagnia Petrillo Danza, performing in many Italian theatres and foreign countries like Panama, Madrid, Soria, Corsica, and Switzerland. In 2020 he started a choreographic research path as an author, with dancer and author, Maria Stella Pitarresi. Their first creation, Sinopia, was presented in numerous festivals and obtained multiple awards. He is a teacher at the professional training course, Specific Training for contemporary dancers, by Loris Petrillo. He holds workshops and master classes in various spaces and centres, focused on the training of young dancers, by offering contemporary, athletic movement, floorwork and partnering classes. He is an associated artist of Arteria Mediterranea, a cultural association based at Atelier 12 (PA), directed by Vera Mormino. In 2022 he was selected for the work Dog Play, curated by Clara Furey/prod.Performare Festival, in collaboration with Par.b.l.eux.


From 2009 to 2012, she trained at Scenario Pubblico in Catania, attending Modem, a course in improvement and training, organised by Roberto Zappalà (Compagnia Zappalà Danza). During the training course, she studied with teachers such as Roberto Zappalà, Loris Petrillo, Salvo Romania, Helge Letonia, Ime Eissen, Giannalberto De Filippis, Michal Mualem, Giovanna Velardi, Giovanni Scarcella, and Ming Poon. In 2015 she studied in Spain with Lali Ayguade, Sol Vazquez, Spela Vodeb, Nadine Gerspacher, Francisco Córdoba, and Juan Pinillos (Valencia). in 2015 she entered into the world of acrobatics and contact. In 2016 she was selected for the study project, A Dark Tale, curated by Peter Jasko (Les Slovaks) and Clara Furey. sHe also collaborated with Compagnia Petrillo Danza and Cie Twain. She is a teacher at the professional training course, Specific Training for contemporary dancers, by Loris Petrillo, and She is an associated artist of Arteria Mediterranea, a cultural association based at Atelier 12 (PA), directed by Vera Mormino. In 2022 she was selected for the work Dog Play/prod.IN ARTE/Performare Festival in collaboration with Par.B.l.eux, signed by Clara Furey, presented as a national premiere on the occasion of Performare Festival 2022, and also collaborated as a performer for Bam Festival 2022. She works in Italy as a teacher and choreographer, and has taken part in numerous festivals and obtained multiple awards for her works.


The duo, made up of Marco Pergallini and Maria Stella Pitarresi, was born from the need to create and propose something authentic, and from a common interest in the sharing of a physical and artistic language. From four-handed writing, the creative process is structured in a way that the technique of each is in function of a further physical expression, both as individual performers and in the work of partners. Another reason that the collaboration of the duo began was the desire to move in one direction, which they found constantly with their background and curiosity of how it could mix and develop into the process of a creation. Their choreographic research is a union of the physical power and the poetics of a body. their choreographic work, Sinopia, where they are both authors and performers, sees them as protagonists in numerous festivals. They also won the Premio Teatro San Materno (Switzerland), as well as the eighth edition of PimOff, and were finalists at the Prospettiva Danza Teatro International Awards.



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