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Francesca Pedulla + Lorenzo Gasperoni
The Polyrhythmic Body - exploring the relationship between rhythm and the moving body


Francesca Pedulla + Eric Acakpo

Live music: Eric Acakpo and invited musician

Ancient Kinetic Wisdom / clues for the analysis of African traditional dances

PHASE 4  - August 25 - 30

Francesca / Frey / Baris - Creation Lab
SUGGESTED THEME - Binding and Release

The NC Creation Lab is a moment for all participants to find an avenue to express or extrapolate something of their own experience. Francesca, Frey and Baris will suggest manifestation and editing methodology, but are mainly there to support a personal process. There will be an informal performance at the end, as a means of sharing the result of the process in the form of a coherent, abstract and compact message.




Dance artist, independent researcher and curator, dance teacher . She holds a masters in History of Theatre and Performing Arts, a diploma as professor of African Dance Expression - FEIDA Bordeaux. She is certified to teach the Axis Syllabus. Since 1998 she spends several months a year living in Benin, who's culture has been a profound influence.

Since 2004  she teaches “ The Axis Syllabus”, “The Polyrhythmic Body” – collaborative pedagogical research with musician Lorenzo Gasperoni, “Analysis and re-elaboration of Beninese traditional dances” with musician  Eric Acakpo, “Waves&Groove” with musician Janos Crecelius, “Peripatetic Praxis” with scholar Christos Galanis, “Migration Dynamics” with  actor/director Davide Francesca at: The Nomadic College Festival (Europe, U.S.A, Brazil), Axis Syllabus circuit (Berlin, Bruxelles, Wien, Moscow,Tel Aviv, S. Francisco, Porto Alegre; as well as independent workshop venues and festivals: Antagon Theater, TanzFabrik Berlin (Germany), Internationale Bühnenwerkstatt und Tanztheaterfestival (Austria), DancArte, Kinoume Studio (Greece),Teatro della'Archivolto, Teatro della Tosse, Centro Culturale Mojud, Scuola di Teatro Paolo Grassi, Movimento Totale, HangartFestival (Italy), North Karelia College Outokumpu (Finland), Institute Français de Cotonou, Centre Choreographique Multicorps (Benin) LoveIn Festival (Canada).

As choreographer and artistic director she develops artistic works and cultural cooperation projects both in Europe and Benin (West Africa). From 2008 to 2012, together with Eric Acakpo, she co-curated the intercultural / international project Dialogues Inévitables. Since 2011 she is the artistic director of TRACES – produced by the Association Sonagnon and the Axis Syllabus Research Community in collaboration with the Centre Choréographique Multicorps. Since 2014 she curates in Berlin together with Kira Kirsch, the dance festival Sensing in, in the same year she initiated together with Elisa Ricci the modular project On how we see - Questioning the curatorial gaze.


Her latest choreographies were presented at Insitute Français de Cotonou, FITHEB (Benin), Teatro della Tosse (Genova), Teatro dell'Archivolto,  Teatro Akropolis, Hangart Festival (Italy), TroisC L (Luxembourg), Centre Culturel Cité Culture (Brussels),  festival the Biennale Passage 012 Bielefeld, TFK Berlin, Haus of the Berliner Festspiele (Germany) among others.

Currently based in Berlin, she choreographs, performs and teaches throughout Europe, Israel, Brazil the USA, Canada and Benin.

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