Global Underscore 2022 and more
24, 25, 26 Giugno 2022 @Spazio Seme
Arezzo – (IT)
Consuelo Pacheco (CL/IT)
Paula Zacharías (ARG)
Underscore and Global
The Underscore is a framework for practicing and researching dance improvisation that Nancy Stark Smith has been developing since 1990 based on her work with Contact Improvisation. It is an open score that guides dancers through a series of “changing states”, from solo deepening/releasing and sensitizing to gravity and support; through group circulation and interaction, contact improvisation engagements, opening out to full space improvisation with compositional awareness.
The Global Underscore is practiced globally and simultaneously every year for the Summer Solstice. It was proposed, for the first time, by Clair Filmon in 2000, following her desire to connect dancers from all over the world to create and compose all together in the present moment.
17-19 class – Paula Zacharia
19.30 – 20.30 sharing dinner
9.30 – 12.00 class: Tecnica Alexander and C.I. – Consuelo and Paula
14.00 – 19.00 Global Underscore – Caterina Mocciola
10 – 12.30 Class – Tecnica Alexander and C.I. – Consuelo and Paula
14.30 – 17.00 jam
Co-directs the Contact Cuba Festival since 2018.
Participates since 2020 of the Tunezooming, composition practices in online format.
In process of multimedia dance work Correspondencias bailadas, which received the subsidy of Prodanza, the grant of the Fondo Nacional de las Artes and Mecenazgo- 2021.
She forms the creation and research group Sus Derivas -together with Carmen Pereiro Numer, Lucía F. Moujan and Soledad Gutierrez- which obtained the FNA 2021 training grant for somatic studies of Rabine and Feldendrais method with Mariano Pattin, focused on research on movement, voice and performance.
Dancer, performer, teacher, and linguist, she meets Contact Improvisation in Australia where she starts studying and practicing this dance form that – as for many others – has changed her life. The continuous research and wish to delve deeper into it, in 2009 led her to undertake a sabbatical dedicated to the study of CI. Earthdance was naturally chosen as the starting point where she took part in Nancy Stark Smith’s three weeks intensives. Since then, the meetings with the so-called “CI God-Mother” happened on different occasions: in the summer of 2009 at the pre-festival workshop in Budapest where she was the interpreter for the Italian group; in 2011 she was invited by Nancy for a research period of two weeks on her lifework at the Roehampton University in London for the Extend Underscore Research
Group; in 2016 she met Nancy again in Berlin for the last Global Underscore facilitated by Nancy in Europe, where she documented the introduction of the last glyph introduced to the Underscore; in 2017 she was invited to participate as Project Manager for the Global Calendar. Since 2009 she has been facilitating the Underscore and the Global Underscore both in Italy and internationally.
Meeting Nancy has been crucial, of great inspiration, in unexpected and profound ways. Among these, definitely the initial spark for this collective to come together as a group that now is invested in this research.
Educator, Dancer and Somatic Researcher.
Different possibilities for accommodation: tent (10 minut by car) studio (with your sleeping bag)