Join the Ruth Page Center for the Arts for a Masterclass with Monica Casadei and the dancers of the Artemis Danza Company, based in Parma, Emilia-Romagna, Italy.
This choreographic workshop provides opportunity to get in touch and have a choreographic exchange with Monica Casadei, choreographer and artistic director of Artemis Danza Company. The workshop will specifically focus on choreographic composition, improvisation, research on the expressiveness of the individual gesture, and development of internal energy and body consciousness through the fundamental principles of Aikido and Aikishintaiso.
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Masterclass cost is $20.
Artemis Danza and Monica Casadei will present their work Visioni Pasoliniane – Fuochi Segreti at 7:30 p.m. on Oct. 20 at the Athenaeum Center in Chicago.
This performance is organized and supported by the Istituto Italiano di Cultura di Chicago in honor of Italian Heritage Month in October.
Learn more and get tickets to this FREE event here.
Monica Casadei and Artemis Danza
“Everything mankind has experienced is written on the body. Dancing your soul out, the old one as well as the one we possess nowadays, equals putting movement and form to the service of need, urgency, emotion and soul” – Monica Casadei
Originally from Ferrara, Italy, Monica Casadei graduated cum laude from the University of Bologna with a degree in Philosophy, having given her dissertation on Plato and Dance. After a career as a professional acrobatic gymnast, she began studying classic and modern dance; First in Italy, then in London, and eventually in Paris where she met choreographers Pierre Doussaint and Isabelle Doubouloz and the Master André Cognard Hanshi So shihan, with whom she still practices the martial art of Aikido.
In 1994, while in France, Ms. Casadei founded the company Artemis Danza. With her company, she moved back to Italy in 1997, and fervently worked to produce a body of artwork that now amounts to over 40 original creations.
From 1998 to 2007, the company was part of an artist residency at Fondazione Teatro Due in Parma, and from 2014 to today, they have an artist residency at Teatro Comunale in Bologna. Artemis Danza has been invited to the most prestigious Italian theatres and festivals and to several international tours and festivals.
Important elements in Monica Casadei’s artistic research include influences from different artistic, cultural and geographic fields of study, and the exploration of urban spaces and unconventional places that turn into stages for performances.
Alongside their production activity, Artemis funds, produces and promotes young choreographers, and organizes several activities meant to artistically educate audiences.