2 intensive weeks to recover our balance with the body
Altrefrontiere 2021 – Scansano
Two intensive weeks in the heart of the Tuscan Maremma
ALTREFRONTIERE was born in 2019 from the desire to involve artists who carry out research on body language. Contamination of different but compatible energies in an international context.
Breaking down boundaries: of the body and mind, geographic, cultural. Body language communication is universal.
With this festival, in collaboration with Danza e Armonie centro per il ben-Essere asd, today more than ever, we want to rediscover the desire for sharing and exchange, a summer break, between relaxation and intensive work to update ourselves on the panorama of artistic research, reflect on the consequences and changes of the last period.
Variety is growth. Knowledge and exchanges are precious tools for our inner growth.
Two weeks of intensive contemporary dance and dance theater courses
Dance theater with Marigia Maggipinto | 9h30 – 11h30 (3 August 15h00-17h00 *)
- Dance Theater Workshop – Improvisation and creation with Luciana Lusso Roveto | 11h40 – 14h10 (3 August 17h10-18h10 *)
Lunch and relax
- Movement and Breathing Techniques Workshop with Hal Yamanouchi | 16h00-18h00 (3 August 18h20-20h20 *)
Dinner and relax
SATURDAY 7 AUGUST RETURN TO THE PUBLIC | 21h
- Flying low and Release with Isael Cruz Mata | 10h00 – 12h00
- Instinct and Innovation in Motion with Tijen Lawton | 12h10 – 14h10
Lunch and relax
- Dance theater workshop – improvisation and creation with Luciana Lusso Roveto | 15h30-18h00
Dinner and relax
FRIDAY AUGUST 13th RETURN TO THE PUBLIC AND SCREENING OF OTHER WINNERS | 21h
* Not being able to organize the arrival for August 2, it was scheduled for August 3 in the morning. As a result, the times of the first day have been adapted accordingly.
The days are divided into two moments: a technical part that draws on both the work of Hans Zullig and the work of Jean Cebron and a time dedicated to the laboratory.
The experimental research will be stimulated through themes and questions that will lead to an inner survey, a sensitization on multiple levels and in relation to the environment or what surrounds us, developing the awareness of our own body, the spirit of observation, the compositional-creative spirit.
“Time goes by, until a line of shadow looms before us, to warn that we must say farewell also to the country of youth” Joseph Conrad
Often the discovery of the ups and downs of life takes place in “journeys”. Precisely where certain boundaries become uncertain, infinite gates open up for the passage to another phase of life.
Sometimes the frontiers of life coincide with the frontiers of the sea. In the midst of the waves, in an unspecified place, without coordinates, where the infinite coincides with the nullity of everyone, in that unspecified place, many say goodbye to the country of youth. Others, without crossing the sea, have had to revise their concept of “border” and certain and crossable borders.
While we are in a position to accept everything that is happening, we communicate with the “divine” part of every person we meet. We treasure this circumstance and are grateful and aware of the time given to us. This is why we welcome and caress our body, accepting moans and sighs like a song; the stasis and despair as pauses in our music, but remaining ecstatic for each breath that regenerates our “return to action”, feeling our daily gestures as if they were dance, and swimming in the subtle energies, trusting the spiritual protections. If we can transmit all this by dancing, the viewer will be able to exchange his energy with ours and regenerate us together by removing anxiety, psychological dramas and the temporary difficulty of realizing our desires.
With the help of yoga, vipassana meditation, Qi-gong and the regenerative movement we will explore and release organic energy. With the techniques of improvisation and “acting”, we will learn to see ourselves “from the outside”, to get out of the limited and limiting character of “ourselves”.
Flying Into Gravity Skills con Isael Cruz Mata
“Flying Into Gravity Skills” focuses on developing and maintaining the body’s fluent and weightless movement patterns. Different exercises are exploring the relationship with the floor as well as towards other people, space, gravity, and towards one’s own mindset while experiencing oneself in the present moment. The body is being given the opportunity to activate the relationship between the centre and the periphery with the aim of moving more efficient and using the ground as well as the gravity as support.
Cruz explores the principals of recreating movements of daily life and exploring the influences of voice onto the body ́s movement. Figuring out what the body has to say in the moments when it doesn’t move and doesn’t produce sound is one of the main approaches, which is being achieved through dynamic dance sequences, partnering work, and diverse techniques including Flying Low and Release Technique. Answers are appearing, when we calm down the mind but open the space for the body to talk.”
Mindful Stamina & Conscious Risk / Instinct and Innovation in Motion con Tijen Lawton
Understanding the body though constant instinctive release and control, a total awareness, combining technique, instant composition and mindful intelligence, challenging the research of an internal and external peripheral awareness of the body. A kinaesthetic intelligence, stacking and layering of criss-crossing wavelengths of physical, technical, and mindful challenges. Inner drive and cellular structure, a knowledge so deeply imbedded in the body, nourishing the constant creative body. Generating, dynamic, abandon and control by deviating fluidity and strength.
Through the awakening and following of the natural yet deeply hidden physical morphology we will facilitate a space to stimulate an availability of letting go of ones holding patterns and preconceptions of the moving body.
Discovering the relationship between the smallest level of activity within the body and the largest movement of the body, aligning the inner cellular movement with the external expression of dynamic movement through space. We connect to the sense of the endlessness of possibilities. We explore multi-dimensional movement, we are aware of our explosive power and sometimes we use it.
Through a dynamic movement language we will embody a sensory awareness of our own physical possibilities.
We will engage in the dialogue of resistance and resolution.
griturismo Podere Novo – Scansano
A corner of peace in the heart of the Tuscan Maremma
The courses and workshops will be held in the splendid setting of the Podere Novo farmhouse in Scansano.
A large room surrounded by greenery will host us for the two weeks of the summer intensive.
The farmhouse also has a small amphitheatre immersed in the Mediterranean scrub where the final performances will be held.
It is also possible to stay in the farmhouse for the duration of the event and enjoy a real active holiday with courses, walks, relaxation by the pool and healthy, zero-kilometre cuisine.
When and Where?
From 3 to 14 August in Scansano (GR)
1 week 360 euro (2 courses + workshop)
- 2 weeks 540 euros (4 courses + workshop)
N.B .: To ensure the quality of work and compliance with health regulations, the limit is 24 people.
The price does not include the cost of compulsory insurance of € 15 to be paid at the time of booking.
The price does not include the cost of room and board which can be booked separately (see the next FAQ)
Can I stay at the Podere Novo farmhouse?
The Podere Novo farmhouse offers two accommodation options:
- Triple or quadruple rooms (12 beds)
Camping (6 places for tents. Tents are not included)
You can choose the half board or full board option. All meals served, with local products, will be vegetarian.
Triple or quadruple room with half board: 45 € per day / px
- Triple or quadruple room with full board: 55 € per day/px
- pitch tent with half board 30 € per day / px
- pitch tent in full board 35 € euro per day/px
The reservation for accommodation must be made by June 15 through a deposit. The balance directly to the structure, upon arrival.
How can I book?
To reserve your seat in the class, a deposit of € 50 + € 15 insurance must be paid by bank transfer.
Reservations must be made by June 25th.
The balance of the entire package must be paid, again by bank transfer, by 30 July.
In the event of cancellation due to force majeure, the entire fee will be refunded. There is no refund of the deposit in case of cancellation of the student for reasons not attributable to the organization.
To book you can: