Melanie Riccardi (Genoa, Italy): Algophilia

  • watch: 26th September 2019 at 12pm UTC
  • duration: 7min

Algophilia from Greek “algo” pain and “philia” pleasure of experiencing pain. In human subjectivity, normally the concepts of pain and pleasure should diverge, one placed in an anti-ethical manner in the other, like two parallel lines that will never meet. But what is the true boundary between pleasure and pain, between what is good for us and what makes us feel good and how this conflict manifests itself in the body?

BIO: Education: She moves her first steps with rhythmic gymnastics, then moves on to the classical ballet and Contemporary dance. Participates in numerous seminars and training courses with internationally renowned masters including L. Vescovo (Accademia Teatro Alla Scala), A. Colombini (Accademia Teatro alla Scala), L. Alexandrescu (Accademia Teatro alla Scala) E. Scala (Accademia Teatro alla Scala) C. Marchant (Balletto Fiandre) M.Barruccand (Lione) B. Ratchinskaya (Staatsoper Wien), R. Calderini, S. Sarrote, B. Tambone, A. Frunza (A.I.D.A). She perfected her education obtaining the recognition of the Teachers’ Association at the Teatro alla Scala with the teachers E. Arditi, M. Caprara, M. Ciarella, L. Fabbrucci, S. Benedetti, developing and deepening themes related to the Academic technique, preparatory to dance, music and anatomy, with assistance seminars at the Teatro alla Scala dance school. Parallel to the study of the Academic technique follows a specific preparation for the development of the dancer’s body following specific courses and seminars. Since 2009 teacher of classical dance (Vaganova), contemporary dance (Graham Technique) regularly holds workshops of expressive movement for children and adults. Projects and performances 2018: Currently engaged in “Arabesco” (Body-action-relationship) with the theater company Akropolis of Genoa. “I Dance Strange” by Chiara Taviani and Natalia Vallebona. “Multitud” by Tamara Cubas (Uruguay), Santarcangelo festival. “Good Passport, bad passport” Helena Waldman (Germany) Bozen Tanz Festival. “Pro Active Dance” Margherita Franceschi (Rome). “A piedi nudi” Company Sharon Fridman (Madrid) Festival Orienteoccidente. “Clouds” di Claudia Catarzi, Site specific, Cango Florence. “Total Eclipse” di Chiara Taviani, Teatro della Tosse Genova. “Ma-donne” Site specific, Lecce. 2019 “Inferno per corpo” (hell for body) site specific Galleria d’arte il Cavallo, Savona. “MuteVoliVoci” direct and interpreted writing with kineticos open gropup, Roma Teatro Planet, Savona Teatro Sacco, Teatri di Strada Nuova Genova, Fortezza del Priamar Savona. “Genealogia” di Luna Cenere, Teatro Petrella, Savona. “Preis of slowness” in the show “ Invention of old age” di Daniela Liaci. “Laboratorio Cannibale” installation and performance laboratory in collaboration with “ Campo abierto” de Tamara Cubas, Uruguay. “In Limine” live performance, Borderline festival Fortezza del priamar Savona . “In the Cities” by Instabili Vaganti, Bologna. “In Limine” At The room exhibition, Roma art week, Under the patronage Rome municipality, Lazio, University “La sapienza”, Confesercenti, Assoturismo, Department of cultural growth. Spoken Languages: Italian, mother tongue. English, French, German and spanish school level. I authorize the processing of my personal data, pursuant to Legislative Decree 196 of 30 June 2003. Melanie Riccardi