Lorella Rapisarda

Teacher and choreographer, Certified Movement Analyst (CMA) from the Laban/Bartenieff Institute of New York (2000), Nikolais/Louis Technique Certificated Teacher (2000), Shiatsu Practitioner (2007).

Contemporary dance teacher since 1989 in several dance and theatre schools in Italy. Since 1991 she creates her own choreography and collaboration with several artists. Since 1998 she collaborates with the musician Ettore Bonafè creating a workshop for dancers, actors and musicians called Rhythm and Movement. Her collaboration with the New York painter and art director Lisa Zaccaria begins in 2001 with the project Art & Dance Group based on the fusion between dance, painting and photography. She also creates her on choreography projects. As a dancer she worked for the italian dance companies: Imago, Il Ballarino, Thauma-Teatri del Vento, she worked as a mime-dancer at the Metropolitan Opera House in New York during the year 2000.

She gives introductory workshops on the Laban/Bartenieff System, and she teaches in the Certification Programm for CMA’s, recognized by the Laban/Bartenieff Institute of New York. The Programm was organized at the Drama School Paolo Gassi in Milan in the years 2002/2004. In 2002 she teaches in the Professional Training for Dancers promoted by the Fondazione del Teatro del Maggio Musicale of Florence (Italy). She attends in international conferences such as Encontro Laban- Languages of the Body (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil 2002) and Laban Event 2008 (Monte Verità, Switzerland 2008), Lims Conference (New York 2018), Eurolab Conference (Remscheid 2018). Since 2007 she becomes a stable teacher at the Accademia Internazionale Coreutica in Florence. She is one of the founders of the  ADARTE Association and  Thymos Association (a movement research center that promotes the Laban/Bartenieff System in its different applications and evolutions). Between 2012 and 2013 she collaborates with IALS in Rome proposing worshops for professional dancers.  Since 2016 she teaches Laban/Bartenieff workshops at the drama school Paolo Grassi in Milan during the Summer School and Open Classes Intensives. In 2016 starts the collaboration with IDA (International Dance Association), as a teacher  at the ” Course for professional dancers specialized in choreography”.  She followes the course “Dance for Parkinson Desease” in 2016 at the Mark Morris Dance Group/Brooklyn Parkinson Group in Brooklyn New York. She is now a student of the course Dynamic Embodiment directed by Martha Eddy.  She lives in Tuscany and she travels through out Italy with her workshops and courses. She writes articles on her movement researches to spread a more creative and healthy approach to the movement work.