Global Undescore 2022 – Plus

Global Underscore 2022 and more
24, 25, 26 Giugno 2022 @Spazio Seme
Arezzo – (IT)


Caterina Mocciola (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.

Venerdì 24
17-19 class – Paula Zacharia
19.30 – 20.30 sharing dinner
21.30 Jam
Sabato 25
9.30 – 12.00 class: Tecnica Alexander and C.I. – Consuelo and Paula
12.30 lunch
14.00 – 19.00 Global Underscore – Caterina Mocciola
20.00 dinner
22.00 Jam
Domenica 26
10 – 12.30 Class – Tecnica Alexander and C.I. – Consuelo and Paula
13.00 lunch
14.30 – 17.00 jam
Alexander Technique teacher (graduated from ETABA 2014) and dance improvisation and composition. Bachelor in Communication Sciences (UBA), photographer, videographer and dancer. Trained in contemporary dance, Butoh and Contact Improvisation. She teaches Alexander Technique applied to movement, improvisation and scenic composition inspired by Lisa Nelson’s Tuning Scores (TS) method. She collaborates in research and production with artists such as Andrew Harwood, Lisa Nelson, Chris Aiken, Benno Voohrman, Ko Murobushi, Rhea Volij, Minako Seki, Yuko Kaseki, Natalia Tencer, Lucas Condro, Carmen Pereiro Numer among others. She participates in residencies and festivals for training, teaching and performance programs, touring internationally between Europe and South America. She is part of the organizing team of Eimcila 2012 -BsAs and 2013 Gamboa- Brazil.
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.
Paula’s work will focus on the opening towards the visual and sensory field of perception towards improvisation from the approach to the practice of Tuning Scores (created by choreographer Lisa Nelson): A system of communication and editing of movement in real time that allow to establish a relationship of observation and composition between the action and the attention of movement -including in this relationship the sensory fields that are involved as parts of the sense of organization between image, sound, perception, attention and imagination. The scores offer tools and practices of internal and external communication that highlight the ways in which each of us feels, sees and makes sense of movement.
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.
Since I was a child, Dance has accompanied my actions as a human being. I studied professionally to become a germinator of free movement spaces. 12 years ago I met the C.I, and during this “practice time” my curiosity for the awareness of the movement emerges more pleasant and moving in the dance. In recent years I have ventured into the universe of contemplative arts and somatic practices, studying the Alexander Technique in more depth.
Since 2012 I have taught dance and improvisation classes to children, young people and adults, dancers and amateurs in Latin America and Europe. Currently, I live in Italy and collaborate in the Dance area of ​​Spazio Seme – International Cultural Arts Center in Arezzo.
In my daily life, I spend a large part of my time lovingly and respectfully raising my daughter Amanda, researching the Montessori and Pikler methods to delve into psychomotor evolutionary development in early childhood. Currently, I am studying the Ecology of Childhood Training at the European Institute of Perinatal Mental Health.
The event takes place at Spazio Seme (Via del Pantano, 36) in Arezzo – Tuscany (IT).
Different possibilities for accommodation: tent (10 minut by car) studio (with your sleeping bag)
Cost: 130 euro
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