“DANCE IN THE NATURE – NATURE OF THE DANCE” Anjelika Donij & Leonardo Lambruschini

18-19-20-21 April 2017 – Seggiano (Amita, Siena) – Villa Gaia – Tuscany

Anjelika Donij & Leonardo Lambruschini


We are creating a space where participants will be able to express themselves in different forms. It is truly possible to open the door for subconscious mind to come on stage and to be understood. The best way to do it is in such safe and comfortable conditions as offers Villa Gaia in Tuscany, close to nature. Movement, dance, painting, writing and other activities we’ll propose can satisfy the longings of our body, refresh our emotional state, clean the contact with ourselves. We feel privileged to be part of this process and ready to share our presence, knowledge, passion.

For more info contact Xenia Isaeva – dynat@yandex.ru

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Anjelika Dony – www.angeldance.ru
I have studied to be a choreographer, I´ve been taught various skills of training and means of teaching the body of another person. In my “archive” there are many stage pieces from folk dance to ballet miniatures. My work in the Theatre has been the tastiest. The actors, direction and dramaturgy broadened my mind and my image of the dance art form. I began to see how the art of charming the audience is created.
Since I´ve met contact improvisation and the first CI teachers, I practice the art of de-educating the body of another person and disentangling the illusions about movement and dance.
I think that the human being is already perfect the way it is created, and I believe in nature and it´s laws.
I´m prompted in life by the ability to fall in love unconditionally and undoubtedly with people, movement, mountains, journey, ideas. This ability has helped me to learn everything that forms me right now. This is what teaches the others.
CI is the only dance that helps me leave the limits of personality and transform my consciousness. In this sense I´m the student, not the teacher. The better I learn, the more chances have the others to learn something from me.
My special interest in contact improvisation is clarity. Clarity towards the practice. Honesty towards how do I move my weight in the space of Gravity. Attention towards clearing the dance from the personal. Letting things happen as they do.
I´m grateful for meeting such teachers as Steve Paxton, Nancy Stark Smith, Danny Lepkoff, Benno Voorham, Lisa Nelson, Esther Gal, Alexandr Girshon, Yaniv Mintzer, Yorg Hassman, Martin Keo and many others.


Leonardo Lambruschini

Actor, dancer and performer. My journey in the performing arts started with the theatre, dance came afterwards. But then, when I encountered the Contact Improvisation, it was magic at ‘first sight’. Acting, playing and dancing were finally melting together as a whole. I dance as a student, as a teacher and as a performer with an unquenchable “thirst” for exploration and… for the ‘wonder’ on what happens in that ‘middle-land’ that is created in the process of receiving and returning, of uttering and listening to. I love the creative process that leads people to formulate plans and actions that promote the movement as a form of artistic and personal evolution and social expression.

Contact, confidence, movement and reliance are the central focus around which the teaching and the practice are developed, both for adults and children. Above all the reliance on the present moment as a fruitful and complete source of inspiration and meaning. I’m appealed by the places and contexts where several art forms meet, communicate and create something new, transcending languages and differences.

I am also the co-founder and Art Director of Spazio Seme www.spazioseme.com, an international cultural Arts Center in Arezzo (Tuscany) . There, we create opportunities for research, organize and manage festivals, intensive workshops, performances, artistic productions and residencies. In particular I develop and lead classes for children (ContaKids, PlayContact) and I teach Contact Improvisation for adults and students at Art Schools and Universities. I am one of the organizers of the ItalyContactFest – www.italycontactfest.com – an international festival of Contact Improvisation.

I am grateful to have met artists and masters like Angelika Doniy, Nita Little, Leilani Weiss, Esther Gal, Claudia Schnürer, Itay Yatuv , Steve Batts, Martin Keo and many others.


18 april – we start at 15:00 in the studio
19, 20 april – full days

21 april – after lunch

Place: Italy, Tuscany, Seggiano,
Villa Gaia – https://www.facebook.com/pg/VillaGaiaSeggiano/photos/?ref=page_internal

For more info and Registration contact Xenia Isaeva – dynat@yandex.ru