Cristina D’Alberto

Cristaina D’Alberto graduated 2005 at the Montecarlo dance academy Princess Grace in Torino. Between 2009 and 2011 she danced for the Opus Ballet Company in Florence and has worked with international choreographers such as German Jauregui, Peter Mika, and Loris Petrillo. The Florence cultural program Notti fiorentine hosts her first two choreographic works: “E=mc2” (2011) and “Storie con-divise” (2012). In 2013 she was part at the Italian-Tunisian theatre project „Nostoi“ directed by Michael Marmarinos and Biennale College Danza in Venice in “À demain” by Anton Lacky. 2015 she moved to Munich and danced for Johannes Härtl “Super Heroes” and “Blood lines”. In the same year, she performed in two experimental improvisation productions that brought together photographers, dancers, musicians and writers: “I am real life” and “For… To… Step… Next…”. She is the co-founder of the project Darkrocksflying with choreographer Ryan Mason with which she produced and created the piece “Through the windshield”. In 2017 she joints the Bayerische Staatsoper for two productions: “Tannhäuser” under the direction of Romeo Castellucci and the choreography of Cindy Van Acker and “Die Gezeichneten” directed by Krzysztof Warlikowski and the choreographer Claude Bardouil. Cristina teaches contemporary dance at the Iwanson international dance school in Munich.

THE CLASS: The class consists of variations on floor work, footwork and partner work. It is designed to give dancers tools to access and build connections between these elements. We will begin our warm up researching about the concept of spirals and the awareness of breathing. We will continue with focusing on the complexity of movement by engaging in different dynamics, changing rhythm, finding new coordination in the body and exploding through the space. We will melt into the floor, we will use gravity to guide us into and out of the floor. We will rip through the air, turn ourselves upside down, train the body to play within the spectrum of readiness and acceptance, animalistic and contemplative!