Paolo Mangiola is a choreographer, dance educator and movement coach, working with ballet and contemporary dance practices. Operating through the interstice of codified dance and ordinary movement, he’s interested in exploring its relationship to the transformation of society in the context of globalisation, drawing inspiration from various artistic sources such as visual art, the web and emerging movements.
He created work for the Royal Ballet, Aterballetto and Balletto di Roma and his choreographies have been performed in theatres as well as in contemporary art galleries and urban spaces in the UK, US, Norway, Germany, Italy, Serbia and have been broadcasted worldwide from the cultural platform Nowness.
He has curated the contemporary dance department at the Scuola del Balletto di Roma. Was a guest teacher of choreography and dance history at the University of Malta and a full time teacher of choreography at the English National Ballet School, London.
In November 2014 he was appointed associate choreographer at Balletto di Roma, the contemporary dance company in Rome, funded in 1965.
In 2017 Paolo has been appointed Artistic Director of ŻfinMalta, the National Dance Company of Malta., where he is currently in his second term.
WHY I MOVE
My interest in dance and choreography lays in experiencing and understanding the transformation of society through movement within the context of globalisation and its complexity.
I look at choreography as a system of instructions applicable to different contexts, engaging the audiences through multiple points of view, genres and styles working with, as well as from, simultaneous perspectives realising ideas into dance material.
I believe in the multiplicity of dance as a movement language in its democratic manifestation, drawing attention to the body’s dialectic in conversation with gravity, space as well as the cultural context in which every dance takes place.
My work continues to investigate the way in which dance, as a movement practice and as an art form, develops and changes through an on going dialogue with contemporary discourses in our interconnected world.
HOW DO I MOVE
WHAT MAKES ME MOVE
WHERE DO I MOVE
7/04/16 – FEM. BELGRADE DANCE FESTIVAL.
17/04/16 – FEM. PADOVA DANZA FESTIVAL.
01/08/16 – FEM. PALAZZO VENEZIA ROMA
11/16 – FEM. GENDER BENDER FESTIVAL BOLOGNA