PAOLO MANGIOLA

Paolo Mangiola is a choreographer, dance educator and performer working within 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.

As a performer Paolo danced for companies such as Aterballetto, Tanztheatre Nurnberg, WM|RD and Cullberg Ballet. He collaborated with artists and choreographer such as Mauro Bigonzetti, Wayne McGregor, Martin Creed, Rui Horta, Stejn Cellis, Jacopo Godani and Deborah Hay.

Alongside his work as a dancer he decided at a young age to devote himself to the exploration of his artistic practice and during this period Wayne McGregor encourages him to become an integral part of the artistic creations, enhancing his choreographic talent and artistic growth.He refined his studies at The Place, London, achieving in 2015 a Master in choreography.

Currently, he is curating the contemporary dance department at the Scuola del Balletto di Roma. He is 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.

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WHY I MOVE

I’m a dancer, choreographer and dance educator based between London and Rome.
My interest in dance and choreography lays in experiencing and understanding the transformation of society through movement within the context of globalisation and its cultural diversity.

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

NUCLEAR ROMANCES

ALPHA EPISODES

WE/PART

RACE RACE

FEM

WHAT MAKES ME MOVE

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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

CURRENT RESEARCH BLOG

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