June 19-23 | Enquiring under forms with Francesca Pedulla (ITA)

Enquiring under forms 
June 19- 23, 2017
Artscape Youngplace, 180 Shaw St, Toronto
Cost: $75/ week or $15 to drop-in

Our prices include HST.

This workshop is Movers with a physical practice.
Axis Syllabus



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Enquiring under forms
internal and external adaptations

“… but, the exterior of a living thing, what else is it but the eternal manifestation of the interior? The exterior, or vehicle, is so finely tuned to the internal construct in all its variety and delicate complexity, that it is itself destined to become internalized, because the two qualities of internal and external are in a direct and permanent rapport, whether in a state of repose or virtuosic movement…”
J.W. Goethe

I am interested in dialogues.. successful ones, unfinished or failed ones.
The complexity of the body in motion is a challenging and a stimulating research opportunity, revealing many questions…
How does our individual anatomy define/influence our experience?
How do we adapt to external conditions?
How do we share the moment?
How we tune into ourselves?
How do we dance together?

During the classes I will employ theoretical and practical input, discussion, individual and group games and improvisation, and some dancing together….


ABOUT Francesca Pedullà
Dance artist, independent researcher and curator, dance teacher . She holds a masters in History of Theatre and Performing Arts, a diploma as professor of African Dance Expression – FEIDA Bordeaux. She is certified to teach the Axis Syllabus. Since 1998 she spends several months a year living in Benin, who’s culture has been a profound influence.
As choreographer and artistic director she develops, since 2005, artistic works and cultural cooperation projects both in Europe and Benin (West Africa). From 2008 to 2012 she co-curated together with eric Acakpo the intercultural / international project Dialogues Inévitables Since 2011 she is the artistic director of TRACES – produced by the Association Sonagnon and the Axis Syllabus Research Community in collaboration with the Centre Choréographique Multicorps.

Since 2014 she curates in Berlin together with Kira Kirsch, the dance festival Sensing in, in the same year she initiated together with Elisa Ricci the modular project On how we see – Questioning the curatorial gaze.

Her latest choreographies were presented at Insitute Français de Cotonou, FITHEB (Benin), Teatro della Tosse (Genova), Teatro dell’Archivolto, Hangart Festival (Italy), TroisC L (Luxembourg), Centre Culturel Cité Culture (Brussels), festival the Biennale Passage 012 Bielefeld, TFK Berlin , Haus of the Berliner Festspiele (Germany) among others.
Currently based in Berlin, she choreographs, performs and teaches throughout Europe, Israel, Brazil the USA, Canada and Benin.


This is a INTERNATIONAL EXCHANGE. Thank you Toronto Arts Council and Ontario Arts Council.

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