Paola Napolitano

Paola Napolitano

Independent Dance Artist

  • Location: Sidcup
  • Career stage: Early
  • Freelancer: Available

I am an Italian-Swiss London based artist. I have a dance and foreign languages background.
I have worked as a performer, dance teacher and workshop facilitator.

My performance experience ranges from theatre, operas, communities, contemporary arts exhibitions to movies. I have run a series of training programmes about rhythm and music, choreography and movement for the G+S, a Swiss Gymnastics Organization involving secondary school age and university students. As part of the programme ‘Translators in schools’ funded by the European Commission I have delivered workshops on translations in primary schools and ‘Tarantella Workshops’ at the British Museum in 2016, amongst others.

I am currently facilitating independent laboratories informed by my training in somatic practices. Using a system of movement observation my aim is promoting well-being while encouraging a more holistic approach to movement.

 As an early choreographer I have presented my solo works 'Dance for Confined Space' at the Light Moves Festival of Screendance 2015 and 'SELphOBiA' at the Emerge Festival 2016 and as part of the exhibition ‘Free Space Project 2017’ at the Kentish Town Health Centre.

Pairing up with my dance career, I have taught Italian to refugees in Switzerland and I have worked as a community interpreter in UK where I operate as a intercultural bridge between diverse social, professional and ethnical backgrounds. This must have highly influenced my interest in making physical and dance theatre pieces either for theatre or unconventional settings that are humanely engaging, audience-provocking, fertile ground for insights on social themes.

Particularly I would like to collaborate with professionals from various artistic, IT and scientific fields.  

 

 

Skills

  • choreography
  • Contemporary Dance
  • Dance
  • Movement
  • Physical Theatre
  • Theatre

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