Bio

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Gabriella Riccio develops her research on the territories of experimental contemporary scene and the performing body within caosmos | cie gabriellariccio independent group based in Naples.  Her work brings her into collaboration with artis of different fields with particular attention to music, live electronics and sensitive sound environments. She is recognised among Italian author choreographers in “Spazi per la danza contemporanea” edited by Ada D’Adamo published by E&S Editoria e Spettacolo.

Her first works performed in non conventional spaces have a markedly conceptual approach focusing on the relationship between the choreographer/performer and the spectator where public is actively and directly involved: Watch|Touch a solo performance for a solo spectator and Körpersprache an experiment on power games. K.I.S.S.#1-about fragility with live electronics by Elio Martusciello and Mensch-über Schönheit both invited to the World dance day showcase for young choreography and are created on commission for the Goethe Institut Neapel, deepen the research on movement and perceptions. With Echo Resonance & Memory  the work opens to interaction with new technologies. Recently premièred with La Follia accompanied on stage by musician Achille Succi. With Noli Me Tangere the interaction with live electronic sound environment merges with scene dramaturgy as the result of signs and actions of bodies on stage.

Between 1998 and 2004 she matures experience in research, creation, performance and teaching with an intense collaboration alongside the Japanese Hal Yamanouch, and later the Berliner Felix Ruckert for whom she performs in Secret Service, Ring, Love Zoo, Messiah ‘s Game.

Her artistic training is built on an independent research getting into contact with some of the leading figures of the scene of contemporary performance including, among others, Julyen Hamilton, Dominique Dupui, Kirstie Simson, Frey Faust, Akira Kasai, Masaki Iwana, Yumiko Yoshioka, Yoshi Oida, Katherine Linklater, Lawrence D. Butch Morris.

Works

LA FOLLIA Pièce for 1 body and 1 clarinet – Running time 45 ‘
NOLI ME TANGERE  Pièce for 2 dancers and sensitive sound environment – Running time 45 ‘
ECHO RESONANCE & MEMORY Solo work with live electronic music and live video – Running time 45 ‘
GUERRILLA REMIXED Urban performance for 10 performers for ZAC Napoli Teatro Festival Italy
MENSCH-UBER SCHONHEIT [Solo] Solo work  – Running time 30 ‘
MENSCH-UBER SCHONHEIT [Triptych] Pièce for 4 dancers and circulating audience, original music live electronics Elio Martusciello – Running time 30 ‘
K.I.S.S.#1-ABOUT FRAGILITY Pièce for 2 dancers and 6 non-dancers, original music live electronics Elio Martusciello – Variable running time 15′-30 ‘
KORPERSPRACHE Pièce for 6 dancers and participatory audience – Running time 30′
WATCH|TOUCH Solo performance for a solo spectator in an aluminum box 4×4 – Variable running time 120′-180 ‘