POSITION_TRANSITION practicing complexity
theoretical and physical inquiries

Francesca Pedullà is an independent artist-curator and Axis Syllabus teacher. She graduated in History of Theatre and Performing Arts. She holds a diploma as a professor of African Dance Expression - Centre Artistique 6-éme Parallel - FEIDA Bordeaux, directed by Koffi Koko. Since 1998 she has spent several months out of the year living in Benin, who's rich culture has been a profound artistic inspiration. Since 2005, she develops artistic works and cultural cooperation projects as choreographer and artistic director in both Europe and Benin. Her latest works were presented at the Institute Français de Cotonou (Benin), FITHEB (Benin), Teatro della Tosse (Genoa), Teatro dell'Archivolto (Genoa), TroisC L (Luxembourg), Festival Biennale Passage 012 (Bielefeld), Tanzfabrik Berlin, Haus der Berliner Festspiele (Berlin) a.o. Currently based in Berlin, she choreographs, performs and teaches throughout Europe, the USA, Canada, Israel, Brazil and Benin.www.francescapedulla.org

Elisa Ricci is cultural producer, curator, researcher, dramaturge and translator based in Berlin since 2001. She initiates since 2004 independent projects in the field of performing arts (workshop series/festival presentation and mediation formats/exhibitions/lecture series/talks). Among the projects that she co-initiated and co-curated: Performing Translation (Teatro Archivolto Genoa, 2010); Rehearsing Collectivity – Choreography Beyond Dance (Uferstudios Berlin, 2011) Tanz! Coreografie Berlinesi (Teatro Archivolto Genua, 2012) The Great Refusal (2014-2016). She has collaborated as program advisor and artistic coordinator a.o. with Teatro dell’Archivolto (Genova), Accademia Nazionale di Danza/Biennale Danza Venezia, Danae Festival Milan and Tanzfabrik Berlin. She collaborates with artists as dramaturge and producer: lately with LIGNA, Claudia Tomasi, Francesca Pedullà, Marcela Giesche and Julian Weber. She translates contemporary theatre (a.o Feridun Zaimoglu), writes and publishes on dance, performance and curatorship and is co-editor of the book Rehearsing Collectivity – Choreography Beyond Dance by ArgoBooks (2011).

She graduated in translation studies and new literature (Milan/Stuttgart) with a thesis on migrant female authors (2001). She obtained her MA in Dance Studies at Freie Universität (Berlin) with a thesis on independent curatorial practices in the performing arts (2007). Since 2001 she studies and practices somatic movement approaches, martial arts and the Axis Syllabus – Lexicon of Human Movement Principles.

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POSITION _TRANSITION  - practicing complexity

Physical and Theoretical Inquiry


The ways we talk about the body in contexts of movement/dance transmission and creation draws from a plurality of cultural backgrounds, vocabularies, body concepts and images, theories, practices, personal and collective experiences.


However we can only talk/ listen from our position. Can we do so while being conscious that positions could be transitory? Could the subtle study of transitions in the Axis Syllabus and the resulting skills be useful to practice this consciousness?  And what would it make with our positions?


We will work with/on theoretical and physical inputs, implement scores, look for tridimensional expressions of dialogue, practice different ways of talking / listening, transitioning.