Transmitting dance is a kind of hand-to-hand between teacher and student, it is a job that requires care, attention, observation, and generosity.
Without these ingredients, no training is possible: neither high nor low.
We choose to call this High Education course because it works on the premise of professional activity.
The Higher Education course develops a study program that looks at the dance in its technical, theatrical, performative and poetic aspects.
The teachers selected by Arearea to inaugurate this new experience aim at giving value to the dance of research and dance theater without forgetting the fundamentals of the History of Dance and the technical/organizational foundations necessary for the dance profession.
The teachers on the program are stage artists who stand out, among others, for clarity of language and recognized pedagogical experiences in Italy and abroad and, last but not least, for a firm trust in a generous and “danced” dance.
Enzo Cosimi is one of the most influential creative directors of contemporary Italian choreography.
Guest choreographer at the Scala of Milan and the Teatro Comunale in Florence, over the years he has created productions with his Company for the most prestigious of international festivals and theatres, collaborating with italian and international artists of excellence, including, Miuccia Prada, Luigi Veronesi, Richie Hawtin, Aldo Tilocca, Louis Bacalov, Aldo Busi, Daniela Dal Cin, Robert Lippock and Fabrizio Plessi with whom he created Sciame, the first work of italian dance-video. In 2006 he created and directed the choreography for the Opening Ceremony of the XX Winter Olympic Games in Turin, starring the étoile, Roberto Bolle, and 250 performers. In March 2012, Enzo Cosimi’s first work, Calore, was restored and represented as part of the RIC.CI Project curated by Marinella Guatterini.
During his carrier, Enzo has brought to the stage more than 40 original productions with his Company. Sopra di me il diluvio, presented at the Biennale of Venice in 2014 won him the Premio Danza&Danza for Best Italian Production on the Year and also the Premio Teriscore was awarded in 2015 to Paola Lattanzi as Best Contemporary Interpreter.
2015 saw the debut his work Fear Party, the first part of a project, Sulle passioni dell’anima (On the passions of the soul). In 2016 the second creation in this project, Estasi, was presented in co-production with the Teatro di Roma, investigating the relationship between ‘desire’ and its deeper aspects in contemporary society.
In parallel, since 2015, the Company has dedicated itself to creations linked to the social and political sphere. La Bellezza ti stupirà, involving the collaboration of a group of homeless people in the work, is part of a project, entitled, Ode alla Bellezza – 3 creations on diversity. In 2016 the second part of the project was presented, entitled Corpus Hominis, investigating homosexuality in mature life and its relationship to contemporaneity.
Over the years, the creations of Compagnia Enzo Cosimi have been presented at the major theatres and festivals in Italy and travelled en tournée in Europe, USA, Peru, Australia,India and Japan.