My name is Francesca Foscarini and I have been involved in contemporary dance for several years, as dancer, teacher and choreographer.
These three ways of practising dance are in constant communication with each other, influencing and feeding off each other.
What they have in common is exploration and research, with the aim of creating possibilities, freedom, playfulness and suspension, putting the body, with its unlimited expressive potential, at the service of an idea, or simply of a feeling.
I like to think I can rely on the intelligence of the unconscious, so that I don’t know where I will find myself – at the bottom of the sea, on the top of a hill, on a mountain ridge, in a crowded square, or simply drifting.
I believe that at the heart of my dancing there is a desire for another time, another space, another self.
Dance gives us the opportunity to free ourselves, for a while, of who we are.
2018 DANZA&DANZA Prize as emergent choreographer for the pieces Animale and Oro. L’arte di resistere
2015 Positano Prize as Dancer of the Year on the Contemporary Scene
2013 Equilibrio Award Roma for the Performer with the solo Grandmother created with Sara Wiktorowicz
2012 17th edition of the Masdanza International Dance Festival – Canary Islands Best Solo for Cantando sulle ossa
2011 Premio Scenario Special Mention with Spic & Span created with Marco D’Agostin and Giorgia Nardin
As a dancer the most recent collaborations have been with Alessandro Sciarroni (Folk-s) and with Yasmeen Godder (Two Playful Pink, Simple Action and Gut Gift)