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Nica Portavia


I was born in Fano in 1983. I started dancing as a child at the ballet school of Paola Furlani ArteBallet and at 12 I started with the theater attending the School of the Stable Theater of Fano (pu) directed by Fabrizio Bartolucci. After high school I moved to Bologna to attend the university of modern letters for philology and the Dance Academy called ArteDanza. In Bologna I meet Anna Albertarelli and fall in love with her material on physical theater and dance.
With her I discovered contact improvisation that has become the language that belongs to me. I started traveling and studying with many different teachers including: Leilani Weis, Anjelika Doniy, Charlie Morrissey, Matan Levkowich, Martin Keogh, Yochai Ginton, Olivia Court Mesa, Asaf Bachrach, Yaniv Mintzer, Linda Bufali, Alex Guex and many others. In Bologna I started to teach on 2012 and now I guide regularly 3 classes a week and organize CI and jam events in Italy and Europe.
I have participated in numerous international and European festivals.
I presented various performances during my residence in France.
I taught and I teach in France, Germany, Ukrain, Italy, Spain, Argentina.
Since the first edition I was in the helping team for the organization of Italy Contact Camp
I'm one of the organizers of ItalyContactFest (Italian festival of contact improvisation).



Dance yourself Whole

Dance yourself.
Dance the dance that you are.

Give the access to dive into your body and research possibilities and strategies.

We will focus in a technical approach studying the principals of our movement and how is creating dynamics; we will look for an organic organization of the body, that can be soft and strong, can fall and fly, can reach and yeald.

We will research solo and relationships with the others.
Exploring gravity and weight.

Our focus is to work with an open body, ready to change, ready to recive, ready to give.

We will dance ourselves, our senses, our way to be alive.

We will dance ourselves Whole.