MANUELA MARTELLA

Tools for movement analysis and creative application

DANCE TRAINING AND SIGNIFICANT TEACHERS

1995 – 2003: Germany – Latin American Sports Dance – Participation in multiple competions in central Europe, Ukraine and Canada.

2010 – 2014: Paris / Europe – CANALDANSE, STUDIO KELLER besides others – Intensive and continuous training in Contact Improvisaton, mainly under the teaching of Antoine Ragot (France), Nita Little (USA), Nancy Stark Smith (USA), Sara Shelton Mann (USA), Jörn Hassman (Germany), Ray Chung (USA), Martha Rosezno (El Salvador, France).

2010 – 2018: Italy / Europe – Independent and continuous study and research in the context of the ASRM (Axis Syllabus Research Meshwork), mainly under the mentoring of Frey Faust (USA / Germany), Baris Mihci (Turkey), Francesca Pedullà (Italy) , Kira Kirsch (Germany)

2018:
Entering the certification process in order to become an Axis Syllabus teacher.

OTHER PROFESSIONAL DIPLOMAS AND ACADEMIC STUDIES

2001 – 2004: Bielefeld (Germany) Professional diploma in tailoring

2004 – 2007: Milan – BA in Fashion and Texile Design at the New Academy of Fine Arts NABA – Acquisition of historical, cultural, social and contemporary knowledge on the codes that define and differentiate the masculine from the feminine. The world of fashion allows me to play, overturn, mix, reinvent these codes. In fashion the body inhabits human conceptual constructions, but it is not inhabited per se.

2007 – 2009: Paris – MA in Visual Arts and Art Direction at the Ecole Supérieure des Arts Applique Duperré. I free myself from conceptualization and the dictation of trends. I look for the essence in things. I replace ambition with curiosity. I work with dancers and create a project and a thesis enitled “Contactitude”. My main philosophical reference is Merleau Ponty.


ARTISTIC PROJECTS

2007 – 2009: SKRATCH + ATCH, artistic direction of the collective project: on the border between object-subject body Link >>

2019 – 2021: OUT OF EXHAUSTION, in collaboration with Francesca Pedullà: on how to deal with exhaustion and its various facets: redness, pain, calm, boredom, distraction, irritation, anxiety, euphoria, fear … with a strong intent towards the involvement of the public Link >>

2020: A LEAP OF IMMAGINATION (work in progress) The most recent performative project: a bio-mechanical and anthropological investigation on JUMPIMG. A new reinterpretation of an old game, the bell. Developed with the support of La Radice dei Viandanti, Ostuni Puglia. Link>>


CURATORIAL PROJECTS

2020 to date : UPRISINGUP
Dance creation and Science, itinerant Festival of performances and conferences, co-curator by myself, Francesca Pedullà and Roberta Messa, in collabora on with the ASRM (Axis Syllabus Research Meshwork) Link >> and LA RADICE DEI VIANDANTI. Link >>

2018 – 2021: THE HUMAN MOVEMENT ALPHABET Turorial 3rd edition, co-authored by myself and Frey Faust (The Axis Syllabus) Link >>

2016 – 2020: IUPLA Balance Training, co-founder Link >>

2018 – 2019: THE AXIS SYLLABUS book, revision and translaton in Italian and German. Link >>


EDUCATIONAL ACTIVITIES

2020: THE HUMAN MOVEMENT ALPHABET
online classes. Links >>

2019: DIFFERENT BODIES, DIFFERENT STRATEGIES, intensive workshop in collaboration with Irina Hortin at Tanzhaus Düsseldorf (Germany)

2014 – 2020: Regular teaching and intensive workshops of dance with reference to the Axis Syllabus and Contact improvisation, autonomously organized and in collaboration with Atelier Hangart (Pesaro), Phyldance Studio (Falconara), Stiledanza (Falconara), La Luna Dance Center (Ancona).

2015 – 2020: Organization of intensive workshops with teachers of international provenance Frey Faust (USA / Germany), Francesca Pedullà (Italy), Irina Hor n (Germany / Romania) in Italy, Fano (Pesaro Urbino).

2020: DIFFERENT BODIES, DIFFERENT STRATEGIES,
an explicitly comparative survey regarding the practical implications and the adaptation of movement principles to the specific parameters of the different morphologies of bodies. Introduction of a new research axis within the Axis Syllabus Research Meshwork. Link >>

2017-2020: IUPLA t and IUPLAkids Balance Training regular and professional training courses, in collabora on with Art & Soul (Naples), Indipendance (Urbino), Stiledanza (Falconara), SPAZIO AE (Fano), La Movimenteria Crea va (Fano), Casa of Luce Yoga Studio (Fano), Coop. Labyrinth and MILLEPIEDI (Pesaro) . Link >>


LANGUAGES

German, Italian, English, French