From 2 to 6 August, five days of choreographic workshop conducted by Marco Valerio Amico and Monica Francia in Ravenna in the spaces of Artificerie Almagià.

The Alphabet method conducted by Marco Valerio Amico is a direct dialogue with dancers for the transmission and verification of the choreographic writing process of gruppo nanou. The meeting is an empirical procedure: by going through some choreographic instructions to activate a system of improvisation and instantaneous writing, the knots of a possible writing of the body and of the scene are highlighted, making the dancer aware of the choreographic system and of his authorial skills. The instructions are abstract to let each body work with its own identity.

Monica Francia's work consists of experimenting with rigorous physical training, which uses the body and the contact between bodies as the main tools for self-knowledge in acting and interacting with others.
The contact with other bodies, limited by precise practices, acts as a mechanical and emotional experiment for the construction of a stage awareness.
All this is not aimed at the reproduction of choreographic scores, but you use these scores to find a state of abandonment to the outside, to the sensations, to the emotions.
This state, not a single will, produces movement.
The laboratory places the bodies in a structured intimacy to be an experiment, to test oneself and activate a new perception.

To partecipate

The workshop has a limited number on selection. It is aimed at professional dancers and dancers or new graduates.
Availability is required for all 5 laboratory days.
The selection takes place through curriculum.
It is necessary to fill in the form belowno later than 10 July 2022.
The selected candidates will be contacted by email no later than 12 July.


from 10AM to 4PM (including lunch break) with Marco Valerio Amico
from 4.30PM to 6.30PM with Monica Francia


€ 60.00 including insurance coverage.

Marco Valerio Amico

Graduated in May 2001 at the Paolo Grassi Civic School of Dramatic Art in Milan, he perfected himself as a dancer and choreographer with Monica Francia and Michele Di Stefano. He was an interpreter from 2000 to 2003 in Monica Francia's productions. In 2005 she performed in MK's Real Madrid show, choreographed by Michele Di Stefano. In 2004 he founded, together with Rhuena Bracci and Roberto Rettura, the nanou group company. The productions have crossed important squares such as: Fabbrica Europa (Italy), Santarcangelo Festival (Italy); Municipal Theater of Ferrara (Italy); Drodesera (Italy); Ravenna Festival (Italy); Les Brigittines (Belgium); Unidram (Germany); Nu Dance Fest (Slovensko), La MaMa ETC (USA).

Monica Francia

Dancer, author, performer, teacher but also cultural operator in the broadest sense of the term, looking beyond the horizon of her experience in supporting younger generations of choreographers and / or dancers.

Applications are closed.