Vittoria de Ferrari

Former dancer Damien Jalet and Jan Fabre

After many years of dancing and touring with several choreographer such as Jan Fabre, Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui, Damien Jalet, Akram Khan and Romeo Castellucci she starts to develop her own personal research influence by the different dance technique and martial art she has been training with.

She began her career as a creator in 2013 while being a resident artist in Swatch Art Peace Hotel Shanghai, while being there she created a dance video (Closer) that has been shown in Biennale of Venice 2015. In 2017 she choreographed and danced in the film Beautiful Things premiere in Festival of Cinema of Venice and won several Prizes. She directs a show called Mikado with 15 dancers for the European Capital of Culture 2022 (Kaunas). She gives Workshop around the world with the title of Artylogica.


The aim of my research and work after all this years of performing and working as an artist is to generate the right question that each person is searching for.
I won’t give any answer cause this is eventually what every artist will be busy with in their own journey.

To understand which is the “right question” I will propose different kind of exercise, engaging different technical abilities of our body; passing through strong physical dance movement till arriving to more physical theater guided improvisation .We will focusing on searching new path way in order to enrich our movement vocabulary. My interest is on acknowledging our habits or limit and try to break it or simply change it to open new different possibilities eventually for a new creating process.

The work in couple or small group will certainly allow each dancer to explore easily the “unknown” sfere ,aswell as the big influence that martial art brought into my research. The workshop will explore the technical body aspect of our movement and bring it to dynamics and space and different architectural space awareness that can help us understanding the natural source of it.

A part of my research is dedicated on using our physicality to explore more theatrical aspect of it and get to taste also the movement through a specific “state” instead of a simple technical task.