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GIULIO D'ANNA


"Giulio D'Anna stands up, masterfully succeeding in transforming the (auto)biographical into accessible dance."
 jury report for the Zwanen 2014 (VSCD)

"The choreograper brings the human smallness and vulnerability to a wider context and promises the audience to lead and entertain them at the same time."
Jury report Nederlandse DansDagen Prijs van Maastricht 2013

CURRICULUM 

Giulio first discovered Ballet when he was ten years old and went on to study the syllabus of the Royal Academy of Dance until he was twenty. He continued his dance education studying modern-jazz and musical and eventually trained to become a dance teacher (Aid&a and Bruno Collinet). Giulio’s curiosity for movement and theatre lead to an impassioned interest in contemporary dance. In 2003 he moved to Florence to study dance with Simona Bucci (Alwin Nikolais pedagogy) and theatre with a local company. This period in Florence played an important role in his education.

Giulio’s fascination for contemporary dance brought him to the Netherlands to study at the SNDO (School for New Dance Development) in Amsterdam where he graduated in dance and choreography (2009). During the four years program he gained important artistic and pedagogical insights from artists such as: David Zambrano, Hooman Sharifi, Bruno Listopad, Kirstie Simpson and Ria Higler. Alongside his education Giulio has studied medicine, Naturopathy, massage techniques and Theta Healing since 1999.

As choreographer he is interested in the fusion of different theatre languages with “dramatic bodies”. In his works he seeks for translation of drama as genre into a contemporary theatre language. Drama, desire and humour are key words for his productions. He works as independent maker in between The Netherlands and Italy and, as performer, he works with NB|projects. In the last years his dance productions have been shown internationally making him the second Dutch Dance exporter in 2014. Currently Giulio is working as teacher and guest choreographer for different oraganization and he is making researches for his new 2017 production: PANORAMA (of love).
Giulio's work is supported by Dansateliers in The Netherlands and Versiliadanza in Italy.

AWARDS & RECOGNITIONS

AWARDS

FINALIST MAKERS PRESENT ITs festival 2008
FINALIST MASDANZA 2008
FINALIST MAKERS PRESENT ITs festival 2009
3rd PRIZE BURGOS NUEVA YORK
PREMIO EQUILIBRIO
DANZA&DANZA "EMERGING AUTHOR"
DIORAPHTE DANSPRIJS
NDD PRIJS VAN MAASTRICHT
SELECTION NETWORK ANTICORPI (BBB)
COLLABORACTION

FESTIVAL

Nederlandse Dansdagen (Maastricht - NL), TAZ (Oostende - BE), Springdance (Utrecht - NL), Masdanza (Maspalomas - ES), Tweetakt (Utrecht - NL), Sick! (Brighton - GB), ITs (Amsterdam - NL), Certamen Coreografico de Burgos (2008 third prize, Burgos - ES), ACT (Bilbao -ES), Ammutinamenti (Ravenna - IT), Equilibrio (Roma - IT), Edinburgh Fringe Theatre Festival (UK).  

ORGANIZATIONS

Dansateliers (Rotterdam - NL), Generale Oost (Arnhem - NL),  Officina Concordia (San Benedetto del Tronto - IT) Civitanova Casa della Danza (Civitanova Marche - IT), NEDERLANDSE DANS DAGEN (Maastricht - NL)

EUROPEAN PROGRAMS

ACT YOUR AGE
CHOREOROAM
TRANSPARENT BOUNDARIES
TREFFEN TOTAL

 

REVIEWS

The jury is very much impressed with the way D'Anna expresses a very rich, but also complex theme in a very pure, powerful and clear form. 
Giulio D’Anna presents a very personal theme in a universal way. Therefore he is able to communicate and inspire many different people.
His work underlines the importance of art in society and stresses the value of dance as an essential part of human nature and existence.
Dioraphte Dance Prize 2012

D’Anna universalizes a space where the body reveals its fragility and questions the potential of art as element of redemption, of transformation and identification. A place where the limits can be transformed into vital energy. A lyric act of comprehension of personal and universal
Elisabetta Ceron - Il Messaggero Veneto

Parkin’Son revelas inedited compositional skills on the young author, Giulio D’’Anna that believes in art as instrument that helps us to find ourselves, to loose ourselves, to to listen, to comprehend, to be fully human.
Giuseppe di Stefano - Il Sole 24 Ore

In the field of Italian, and international, choreography with its fresh and withered flowers, a sprout of talent has appeared. In the style of D’Anna, wisely built in time and space, prevails a special lightness that caresses like a glove our emotions and burst into punches that hurt.
Marinella Guatterini- Il sole24ore

Photo: Cinzia Camela