Alice Tiezzi was born in Florence, Italy. She danced with the company Junior Balletto di Toscana until 2002, when she became an apprentice in the corps de ballet Theatre of the Maggio Musicale Fiorentino. She moved then to Sicily where she trained and performed with the group Modem Studio Atelier of the Compagnia Zappalà Danza. In 2005 she arrived in Belgium, where she worked a freelance dancer and she began to develop her choreographic work. She is into an intense dance teaching activity with children and adults since 2007; at present she’s studying to obtain a degree in body-psychotherapy and she leads workshops on improvisation and body language for adults under psychiatric monitoring.

in residence from
February 3 ’till February 28 – 2014

with Pierre Slinckx and Vera Cavallin

He Dances

This is a project for a solo-dancer and music written for pedal harp and electronics; it aims at the reflection on the relationship between natural and repetitive gestures and their consequent, potential deterioration. Sounds and movements are built in an environment of repeated conflict between what is natural (i.e. acoustic sounds) and what is distorted from its own original status, and vice versa. The piece will then be composed of several smaller cycles of construction and de- construction – “body and sounds’ convulsions” – in a process of uncertain material development . The natural consequence of this demarche will be to go towards phenomenon such as saturation, complete silence or new series of repetition. The constant de-naturalization of the material, the abandonment of the ritual repetition and its rebirth in a new positive or negative form represent the core subject of this project.

” He dances ” is inspired by the work of Fausto Romitelli (Gorizia – Italy, 1963-2004 ) an Italian visionary avant-garde composer, who died recently.