Contemporary Spellbound Dance Company Repertoire by Giuliana Mele & Mario Laterza (Italy)
DFM Workshops 27 July
The class is based on the company Spellbound Contemporary Ballet repertoire and aims to give the participants a deep immersion in Astolfi’s choreographic language working on the current repertoire through the bodies of the performers. The workshop is normally led by two dancers of the company to improve the participant's ability to work on partnering and more complex choreographic material.
Giuliana Mele & Mario Laterza
Giuliana Mele and Mario Laterza are both long-term Spellbound team members. Mele entered the company in 2009 and Laterza in 2012 and both were involved in all the creations produced by Spellbound in all the seasons from their debut touring intensively in three continents. Both unique interpreters of Astolfi’s choreographic vocabulary they also embodied during their career in Spellbound important artistic creations by guests artists like the performance installation La Modedirected by Tomoko Mukajiama and choreographed by Dunja Jocic under the set signed by Tojo Ito, Pa|Ethos by Tibetan choreographer Sang Jijia, Marte by Marcos Morau, We, us and other games recently created by Dunja Jocic for Spellbound. Mario Laterza was also the dancer chosen to restage the worldwide known piece “Äffi” by Marco Goecke, addressed to the talented Spellbound dancer during the 25th anniversary production of the company. Both Giuliana Mele and Mario Laterza are constantly involved in repertoire workshops to promote the knowledge and practice of Astolfi’s vocabulary in many schools and theatres while on tour.