Spring/Summer 2021
Workshop-Auditions in Italy

1.© David Altweger 2. © Antonio Ficai

We wish to dance with you! 

+++ Fortunately in Barbarano there are no cases of COVID-19. Normally all the seminars and shows are presented in the big Cultural Center Church St. Angel where up to 50 people can train. But as a precaution and in case we are not able to use the room in St. Angel, it will only be possible to invite a limited number of people according to the regulations of the Italian Government. Equally the same conditions will be in place in the space outdoor (Flying Dance Platform). PS: in case one or more of the 6 workshop-Auditions are cancelled due to Covid-19 adjustments, all participants who paid the participation fee will get a full refund.  +++

PS: if you wish! write the application also in Italian

GENERAL WORKSHOP OFFER:

In spring/summer 2021 Tanz Company Gervasi (based in Vienna) will host
6 workshop-auditions for professional dancers in the beautiful historic center of Barbarano Romano and in the a organic farm (near Rome, Italy).

Video of Marturanum platform in Barbarano Romano by David Altweger:

5 audition-workshops by Tanz Company Gervasi/ choreographer Elio Gervasi
is looking for 6 professional dancers (M / F) with a technical background and experience in improvisation
for the new production in winter of 2021 in Vienna (working period: phase 1 rehearsal in Barbarano from 2-21 August, phase 2 rehearsal in Vienna from 4 September until 12 October 2021 (performance 13., 14., 15., and 16. October)

in the last 3 workshop-auditions of 2020, 4 Dancers were chosen to participate
in the new production “On Abeyance” in Tanzquartier Vienna in 2021. video, http://www.abeyance.tv/

1 workshop-audition for “Noli Respicere“ (working title) the new production of Tanz Company Gervasi
with the choreographer Luna Cenere, we are looking for 5 Dancers for a project in 2021/2022
with presentations in Austria and Italy.

All workshop-auditions (research / improvisation / choreography laboratory)
Participation is free* and only with registration.

General Application: Email to audition.companygervasi@gmail.com 

  • CV (short version) with a photo
  • max. 1 min video with a solo work or improvisation (a simple self-made smartphone video is enough.
    We prefer to get the video via link: weTransfer, youtube or vimeo; moving, not just posing;
    NO group choreography accepted.)
  • Please only apply if you are available for the whole period of the workshop-audition.
  • Please name the number of the workshop-audition in your email subject:
    „Workshop 1“ or „Workshop 2“ to avoid mix-up. 
  • Read the whole notice before applying. Write to us, if you still have questions.

Workshop-Auditions Elio Gervasi 1-3

please! specify which Workshop-audition you want to attend (dates

Elio Gervasi 1) Workshop-audition: from 10 to 22 May 2021, from 9.30 to 18.00 indoor space) Cultural Center St. Angel

Elio Gervasi 2) Workshop-audition, from 25 May to 5 June 2021, from 9.30 to 18.00
(indoor space) Cultural Center St. Angel


Elio Gervasi 3) Workshop-Audition, from 8 to 19 June 2021, from 9.30 to 18.00
(external space) Flying Dance Platform

DEADLINES 1-3: Application Deadlines for all workshop-auditions Phase 1) 2) and 3): April 17, 2021
Note: you will be informed if your application is accepted by April 20, 2021

Workshop-Audition Luna Cenere 4:

4) Laboratory-audition with Luna Cenere, from 22 June to 3 July 2021, from 9.30 to 18.00
(indoor space)
Cultural Center St. Angelo (MAXIMUM 12 DANCERS)

4) Laboratory-audition with Luna Cenere at Cultural Center St. Angel (indoor space), max. 12 dancers. Workshop-From 22 June to 3 July 2021, daily 9.30am – 6pm

Workshop-Auditions Elio Gervasi 5-6: (outdoor space) Flying Dance Platform

Elio Gervasi 5) Workshop-Audition, from 6 to 17 July 2021, from 9.30 to 18.00 (external space) Flying Dance Platform

Elio Gervasi
6) Workshop-Audition, from 20 to 31 July 2021, from 9.30 to 18.00
(external space) Flying Dance Platform

DEADLINES 4-6:

Application Deadlines for all workshop-auditions Phase 4) 5) and 6): May 15, 2021

Note: You will be notified if your application is accepted by May 19, 2021

WHERE: Barbarano Romano (IT)

WARNING! The terms & conditions are the same for all workshop-auditions.*

WORKSHOP-AUDITIONS ARRIVAL 1) 2) and 3)

1) Workshop-audition: Arrival on May 8 or 9, 2021

2) Workshop-audition: Arrival on May 24, 2021

3) Workshop-audition: Arrival on June 7, 2021

WORKSHOP-AUDITION DEPARTURES: 1) 2) and 3)

The departures from Barbarano are: May 23, June 6 and June 20, 2021

WORKSHOP-AUDITION ARRIVAL 4) 5) and 6)

4) Arrival on June 21, 2021

5) Arrival on July 5, 2021

6) Arrival on July 19, 2021

WORKSHOP-AUDITION DEPARTURES 4) 5) and 6)
The departures from Barbarano are: July 4, July 18 and August 1, 2021 

*Terms & Conditions:

The workshop itself is free.
Travel costs (incl. Covid-19 tests), food expenses, travel organisation and other expenses are not covered.
(These costs on the side of the dancers are their responsibility, also in case of cancellation.)

Additional costs € 350 for Accommodation per person for the whole period:
Single houses with two or three rooms. The rooms host two people, but with separate beds.
The houses are located in the peaceful and charming village and are rustic but very comfortable!
(Fyi: Daily life in Barbarano Romano is very affordable).

Cancellation terms:
If the workshops have to be cancelled on the side of Tanz Comany Gervasi due to Covid-19
accommodation costs will be refunded in full.

Cancellation on the side of the dancer:
In case of official Covid-19 restrictions (illness or travel bans) the accomodation costs
will be refunded in full. Flight schedule changes are not a refund reason.

No refund in case of other cancellations.
In any case, please inform us about any changes as soon as possible.

About the workshop 1., 2., 3., 5., : Elio Gervasi

The workshop proposes different forms of research based on various dance vocabularies and improvisation methods. The dancers will study how to bring in and develop their own vocabulary and individual style. After the warm up (based mainly on floor work) we will start with the movement research by reducing conservative patterns. We will continue by focusing on specific themes such as space, gravity, collision, and other topics that will be proposed during our DAILY JOURNEY. We will apply these ideas firstly to solo dance material and follow this with group work, which will focus on different formations (duo, trio and larger groups). Here we will also work with contact improvisation and partnering. Continuing, we will combine the previously created material and feed it with new information, adding something more each time in the so-called “choreographic engine”. Through this application and the distribution of a number of fixed set movements, we will compose and generate new choreographic aspects and images.
The workshop will end with a public showing on the outdoor stage.

4) About the workshop: Luna Cenere

The morning warm up proposes different forms of research based on various dance vocabularies and improvisation methods. Mainly considered as a sharing of different strategies and tools that Luna explores and practices in her daily research in order to access the body language and the movement qualities that is peculiar in her choreographic research. The afternoon research will be focusing on the capacity of the body to abstract itself. The work of the gaze and its relation to body, the movement quality, the observer and observed are the starting point. There is a fascination for the correlation and paradox between inner and outer landscape. Practicing an inner landscape allows one to explore endless possibilities of visible transformation of the body. Over the course of her last works Luna Cenere – especially with her solo „Kokoro“ and the group piece “Zoé”-  she developed a personal approach and method of research that keeps observing the body as a landscape. Through practicing an inner space and emptiness Luna makes the performer as such disappear and the gestures of the body emerge. „Noli Respicere“ (working title) will be about working with only naked bodies, architectural elements and lighting to create a surrealistic landscape.
The workshop will end with a public showing on the outdoor stage.

More detailed information will follow after the invitation.
For further information about Tanz Company Gervasi / Elio Gervasi:
WEB: http://www.gervasi.at/  
INSTAGRAM: https://www.instagram.com/tanz_company_gervasi/ 
FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/TanzCompanyGervasi
VIMEO: www.vimeo.com  (Tanz Company Gervasi)

For further information about Luna Cenere:


WEB: https://www.lunacenere.com/?lang=en
INSTAGRAM: https://www.instagram.com/cenere_luna/?hl=it
FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/CenereLuna
VIMEO: https://vimeo.com/search?q=luna%20cenere
Luna Cenere Bio: https://www.lunacenere.com/about/

Video showing, Barbarano 2020:
https://vimeo.com/448652070

https://vimeo.com/448553685

https://vimeo.com/448593193

Feedback from former workshop participants 2020

Thank you for gather us in a place that means for you a lot and let us being completely involved by this everything. We all left a piece of heart in the little streets we’ve walked through, in the beautiful place we worked, to the precious people we’ve meet. Thank for your energy, and I wish to all of you to have a special dinner with a super taste porchetta like we had yesterday, before the summer gonna end take care, Nami

Dear (H)elio, thank you for this beautiful message! And thank you so much for everything you shared with us, the sunny warm ups, the creation process, the beautiful studio with wonderful Nature and people around, our lovely barbaric romantic houses, lake and ice-cream trips and all your good energy and care about us and about the dance! And thank you for gathering us together and Everyone for letting this experience grow into something more and more beautiful day by day. hugs to All of You! Amalia

Dear (H)elio, thank you for this beautiful message! And thank you so much for everything you shared with us, the sunny warm ups, the creation process, the beautiful studio with wonderful Nature and people around, our lovely barbaric romantic houses, lake and ice-cream trips and all your good energy and care about us and about the dance! And thank you for gathering us together and Everyone for letting this experience grow into something more and more beautiful day by day hugs to All of You! Malika

Dear Elio, dear Lia, dear all of you beautiful people, my heartfelt thanks go to you! I wish you a bright, colourful and exciting summer.
Looking forward to meet you again someday, somehow and somewhere!
My best, Marina

Thank you so much for your beautiful words and for giving us the chance to live such a unique experience! I really feel grateful and enriched from these wonderful days!
I hope that we will all meet again somewhere someday!
Sending love to all of you.

Thank you Elio for this beautiful words and the amazing experience you let us live! I’m so thankful for this ten days spent with all of you guys immersed in nature, this experience will always have a special space in my heart as all of you! Sending lots of love to all of you, Alessandra

Hello everyone! I also deeply appreciate the time we spent together! there were so many experiences that I will keep in my heart! I am very happy to have met wonderful people and beautiful places! I hope to meet you soon!
kisses, Vale

Thank you for everything, for the experiences, for the beautiful spaces, for the amazing things we share together. Thanks for all of the memories we can have in our heart an in our bodies.
Have a wonderful summer. Camille

Has been a Pleasure to share this experiece with you. Thanks to all of you! And thank you Elio for Having made us discover new way of moving, new creativity, new friends and the beutyfull and peacefull Barbarano.
Enjoy wour Summer and keep on dancing! Marta

Thank you from the bottom of my heart! It was such a beautiful experience in your cute Barbarano Romano. We felt like home with nature around, nice colours and special people. I hug so many beautiful dancers and I enjoyed a lot your dance, dancing all together. It was magic, dreamy, fairy! See you very soon, love you all. Melania

Thanks Elio and thanks to all of you !! you are part of my heart. I hope to meet you again soon. I send you a big hug . Giuliana

Dear Elio dear Lia, dear all of you, and all the people in Barbarano!
It’s been such a plesure work with you and share this beutiful experience
thank you for your energy your time and the passion that you put in this workshop!
i hope to see everyone again!
with love
Luca

It was an immense pleasure to meet you all, dancing and moving in this beautiful place. We had wonderful days. You are all particularly amazing. I really enjoy it and each of you will remain in my heart forever. I am so thankful for spending this time with you and for having had this unique, crazy and beautiful experience.
Un super hug a tutti. Linda

Many thanks for this incredible experience together ! I am so happy to have met you in this wonderful place and to have shared so many emotions with you ! This stay was so rich ! Thank you all, beautiful persons, keep on dancing and creating and being the amazing artists that you are ! I hope that our ways will meet again one day ! Big kisses and hugs, I keep you all in my heart
Anne

So much love going on here! Thanks to all of us for being, dancing with passion, enjoying , and celebrating life Together ! Thank you Elio, Lia , each of you for those beautiful and unique moments full of Sun, of liveness surrounded by nature. I’m grateful for what we experienced and constructed together. My Heart Is full of it.
Looking forward to see you again beautiful people, and keep on moving and flowing. Sandra

Thank you so much Elio and Lia for your kindness and to you all guys I feel really lucky to have met you, I really hope to see you again!! I send a big hug and all my love to all of you Beautiful words all of you! What a joy to read you all express yourselves and reflect on this experience so lovingly and romantically! It was incredible to share such a unique and intimate experience in such a unique and intimate context! Che bella vita!
I thank you all for these days and a special thank you to Elio, Lia and Federica for setting the tone and guiding us along
Good luck in this chaotic profession and even more chaotic world at the moment. keep cool and keep ATTENSIVE with your eyes open!
See you when you see me

Hugs for you guys! Thank you Elio Lia and Fede for the inspiring energy and for welcoming us so warmly! You opened up my mind and made me a true Flying Dutchwomen!! Enjoy the new group and the rest of summer!! Tot Ziens!!! :))) Iris

Feedback from former workshop participants 2019

“For me it was something very special, it was a week that was transformative for myself in many ways. It gave me new ways to approach my movement as well as adding to my thought process about movement and how to interact with other movers, which was really wonderful. It was really beautiful to experience the almost immediate closeness and generosity from this group of artists and something I will always remember. Working with you was extremely eye opening and I really am very grateful for the time spent with you and the group.
After the week I felt very warm inside from the new connections I had made and the huge amount of learning I had done. I also have a sense of pride for the end product that came together by the end of the week.”

“Per prima cosa ti ringrazio per avermi dato l’opportunità di partecipare ad una settimana magica.
E’ stato un tempo di ricerca, di esplorazione, di ascolto e di condivisione che mi è rimasto veramente dentro, che in qualche modo mi ha lasciato un segno.
Ho trovato molto efficace la struttura del lavoro proposto, ogni giorno mi ha permesso di diventare più consapevole, ogni giorno mi ha messa alla prova, non solo per superare i limiti delle mie capacità, ma anche quelli più legati alla mia natura, il che mi ha spinta oltre alla mia comfort zone, mettendomi in difficoltà, sfidandomi, ma dandomi anche un’opportunità per migliorare, per ampliare i miei orizzonti.
Riconosco di aver avuto bisogno di tempo per “prendere confidenza” con il lavoro, la verità è che a volte ho ancora bisogno di prendere confidenza con me stessa.
Mi sono affezionata particolarmente al lavoro perchè mi sono resa conto di quanto sia per me stimolante e in grado di penetrare ed evolversi a volte anche inconsapevolmente.
Per questo motivo mi piacerebbe tanto poter avere la possibilità di approfondire questa ricerca così semplice, contorta, infinita e stimolante.
Ad ogni modo ti ringrazio e spero di rivederti.
P.s. Le lezioni di yoga della mattina sono state proprio belle, grazie ancora anche a lei!”

“Thank you so much for such an inspiring week, it was a great experience. The creative process opened up my mind and exposed me to so many interesting ways to generate material. I value how you create a dynamic and innovative compositional structure that allows your dancers to contribute creatively and compose on the spot. The workshop introduced new ideas into my movement language and encouraged me to think outside the box.
Your work allows me to be human and I hope to be apart of future creative processes.”

“I really enjoyed the workshop. It was a very interesting approach for me to research and definitely quite different to what I have done before. I enjoyed the time and space that you gave us to research and begin to understand your language. I loved starting my day with yoga, as well. It was good to experience the workshop as a rehearsal setting to immerse myself in the experience of working with you. There is a lot I take away with me to all of the work that I do, about being a human and a person and feeling comfortable without all the extra layers. It was a lovely setting to have just 15 people in the room and felt like we really were able to connect with one another! I would love to do a workshop with you again in the future, to delve deeper into this method!

Thank you again for a wonderful week!”

“It was a very valuable week for me – I felt this time I was able to understand and internalize your work with much more appreciation and integrity. I came to really acknowledge your way of working, and understand it in my own physical body. I feel there is definitely a process of stepping from understanding the movement intellectually, and then applying it physically – it felt satisfying to begin to touch this sensation! I very much value and admire your eye – the way you see things and know how to take the people you are working to different places with is very intriguing. You know your craft very well and it has been a pleasure to have an insight into your mind and to partake in this fascinating experience of continual research and discovery.”