It it amazing what happens when we lift each other up and find allies within our field that we can support and develop along side one another. During my MFA studies at the Dance & Participation program at DDSKS I was lucky enough to attend Tiziana Fraciolla's classes. Tiziana and I worked in the past as collegues and danced on the stage together but I had never attended her classes. It became clear to me that her deep and developed research in form of a class, was touching upon so many aspects that relate to the Vertical Dance practice I train with common curiousity towards how bodies and architecture function together and in relation to one another. BUT she had managed to tap into a whole aspect of exersises, formulation and flows that so far I never found access too and had felt a longing to find- How to prepere the body and mind? How to train without a rope? How to link the technical physical preperation with an openess towards flow and creativity.
Tiziana managed to create a space for clam and mindfull listenning while edging towards the bourders of stability and instability which was mind blowing for me and filled a wish I've had for a long time to find a training base that encourages curiousity in the body whilest preparing it as well as the attention to work with the turning axis, on the vertical plane and finally in a harness on the wall and in the air.
Lucky for me Tiziana thought it was a good idea to collaborate on a Training labratory and that is what we have done!
A volenterry period full of questions and trying out with a lot of support and playfulness.
Here is the information and some photos:
In a collaboration between Esther Wrobel/ Sparrow Dance and Tiziana Fracchiolla, we have created a lab together with dance practitioners, Tanya Montan Rydell, Annika kompart and Lucia Jaen. Using Tiziana's physical practice of “(de)stabilization and connection” to train and explore it’s effects on vertical dance and in a site-specific architectural landscape at Skydebanehaven.