Jacopo Jenna

choreographer and filmmaker

Jacopo Jenna is a choreographer, performer and filmmaker. His research investigates the perception of dance and choreography as an extended practice, generating various performative contexts in which to relocate the body in relation to movement. Graduate in Sociology, he trained in dance at Codarts (Rotterdam Dance Academy). It deals with training and educational paths for various age groups by elaborating new relationship strategies with performance art. He collaborated in Europe with stable companies, choreographic research projects and various artists including Jacopo Miliani, Caterina Barbieri, Roberto Fassone, Ramona Caia, Bassam Abou Diab. His work is produced and supported by spazioK / Kinkaleri, he presented his projects at festivals and institutions such as Centrale Fies, Virgilio Sieni – Centro national production, MART museum, Contemporary Festival Prato, Pépinières européennes pour jeunes artistes / Jeune Création-Vidéo Cinéma, Foundation Palazzo Strozzi, Luigi Pecci Center for Contemporary Art, Fabbrica Europa Florence, CROSS award, Danae Festival Milano, Short Theater Roma, Dansem Marseille, Bipod Festival Beirut, Palazzo Grassi Punta della Dogana Venice, Chantiers d’Europe – Théâtre de la Ville Paris, Do Disturb – Palais de Tokyo Paris, Mudam – Luxembourg Museum of Contemporary Art.

Dance with Camera

The workshop provides an in-depth study on the dialogue that can be generated between the movement, choreography and the camera. The room is not just a recording device, but it is a complex experimentation tool linguistics with respect to the movement of the body. Participants will be guided through a series of physical practices that they will train the gaze, the point of view and explore the concept of framing (shot), as a compositional exercise of the image, in order to understand the various possibilities of filmic restitution of the flow of dance. Each meeting includes a first experiential part linked to the movement, improvisation and listening to the body, preparatory to opening a discussion of group on theoretical elements related to the history of dance in video (from Maya Deren, passing through Charles Atlas and Merce Cunningham, Thierre De Mey alle modern day experiments), shooting and editing techniques, analyzing its limits and potential, also addressing the dimension of platforms of contemporary communication, increasingly current tools for the promotion and dissemination of audiovisual materials.