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summer | main event
running from the 1st to the 30th of july 2023

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b12 summer main event


location: eden***** studios


sofia Nappi


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KOMOCo research and repertory

This workshop is open to professional dancers and movers from different backgrounds. The first part of the laboratory aims to stimulate the participants towards achieving a greater awareness of the body in a physical and sensorial way, starting from simple tools coming from somatic techniques, floor-work and sensorial stimuli. Consequentially, this practice allows us to explore the full potentiality of our bodies and helps us to gain greater focus to the real source of the movement, while exploring improvisational tasks. The leader of the class guarantees to take care of and guide the participants throughout the workshop, according to her own flow of thoughts and perception of their personal needs. The second part of the laboratory is dedicated to the exploration of useful tools for movement composition. Starting from guided improvisations, participants are given the opportunity to put the acquired tools into practice, to explore movement in its variety of qualities, energies, textures, planes of motion, dynamics, theatricality and, thus, begin to discover their own artistic individuality and new physical skills. In the occasion of the workshop being open exclusively to professional dancers, the laboratory will end with the sharing and learning of sections from the choreographic repertoire.

please be aware of our early bird special offer for this workshop! you can apply for this offer up until the 24th of march 2023. after the 24th the regular workshop fee applies. applications are accepted up until one day before the workshops starts.

Sofia is artistic director of her project, KOMOCO, thanks to the generous support of the historic Association, Sosta Palmizi, and her unique collaboration with her first muses, Adriano Popolo Rubbio and Paolo Piancastelli. Right away, Sofia’s first creations with KOMOCO won the Partner Introdans Award at the Rotterdam International Duet Choreography Competition 2021, the 1st Prize, the Critics' Award and the Production Award from the Tanja Liedtke Foundation, and the Artistic Director, Marco Goecke, of the Staatstheater Hannover at the prestigious 35th International Choreography Competition Hannover 2021. KOMOCO has been in Germany, USA, Italy, Holland, Israel, France, Albania, Spain, Canary Islands, Kosovo, Belgium, and Hungary, making stops at many prestigious Italian and international festivals and platforms, including La Biennale Di Venezia, The Albania Meeting Dance Festival, RomaEuropa Festival, MASDANZA, the Colours International Dance Festival, and Teatro del Canal, to name a few. Sofia also continues her path in the role of independent choreographer, creating new works for internationally renowned dance companies, such as the re-stage of Holelah, created at the Venice Biennale 2019 and presented again by the National Theater Mannheim in December 2021; Tagadà at the Staatsoper Hannover (2023); Moving Cloud for the Scottish Dance Theatre, to be premiered as part of Celtic Connections 2023; and a new special project with the Dutch national company Introdans (2023).


KOMOCO is a contemporary and international dance company born from the meeting of Sofia Nappi, choreographer and artistic director, with her first collaborators Adriano Popolo Rubbio and Paolo Piancastelli, thanks to the generous support of the historic Association, Sosta Palmizi. komoco was been in germany, usa, italy, holland, israel, france, albania, spain, canary islands, kosovo, belgium, and hungary, making stops at many prestigious italian and international festivals and platforms, including la biennale di venezia, the albania meeting dance festival, romaeuropa festival, masdanza, the colours international dance festival, and teatro del canal, to name a few. At the same time, KOMOCO promotes initiatives for its artists and also winds its way in the field of research and training at an international level, such as at Tisch - New York University, in the context of Micadanses at Le Carreau du Temple in Paris, Henny Jurriëns Studio in Amsterdam, Elephant and the Black Box in Madrid, Tanzpunkt Hannover, al Daf in Rome, Balletto di Toscana, Opus Ballet, etc. in close collaboration with the dancers of the KOMOCO company are Lara di Nallo (France/Italy), Valentin Durand (France), Evelien Jansen (Holland), Paolo Piancastelli (Italy), Gonçalo Reis (Portugal), and Adriano Popolo Rubbio (Italy).


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