When? w/c 18 February, Monday - Thursday, 9am - 10.30am
Where? Leeds City College
Gianluca leads a contemporary release based class with emphasis on a supportive dynamic centre and the efficient use of body weight. He encourages awareness of space, suspension, vitality and embodiment whilst challenging the participants to focus on clear phrasing and specificity of movement.
Gianluca has performed, taught and directed dance throughout the UK, Europe, Asia and USA and now offers freelance Artistic Direction and curation across the industry internationally. Performance credits include; Henri Oguike, IJAD Dance Company, Efrosini Protopapa´s Lapsus Corpi, himherandit productions and Iceland Dance Company. 2006 – 2010 he was Assistant Artistic Director and Rehearsal Director for Iceland Dance Company and collaborative Rehearsal Director for Carte Blance. He also held Artistic Directorship of Spiral Dansflokkur. Gianluca has assisted over 50 choreographers including; Lea Anderson, Ben Duke, Alexander Ekman, Damien Jalet, Anton Lachky and Luca Silvestrini. In 2011 Gianluca became Artistic Director for VERVE and in 2014 Head of Professional Development and Riley Theatre programmer at NSCD.