Gwen Hsin-yi Chang

Gwen Hsin-yi Chang

Italy – CSC

Gwen Hsin-Yi Chang, Head of International Partnerships of the National Kaohsiung Center for the Arts (Weiwuying), was born in Taipei and is based in Europe since 2010. Serving as a senior arts manager and producer, Gwen aims at creating fruitful links between artists, institutions and public in a global context, and at promoting partnerships between cultural institutions, public organisations and the private sector. She has initiated cross-cultural projects from 2004 to 2010, such as: productions on tour and outreach programme for Legend Lin Dance Theatre (Hymne aux fleurs qui passent and Song of Pensive Beholding) in France, Hong Kong, the United States, Mexico and Austria; programming of Taishin Arts Award and arts-led CSR initiatives for new immigrants in Taiwan sponsored by Taishin Bank Foundation for Arts and Culture; communication programme at Standard Chartered Bank’s Corporate Affairs department, and coordination with Institut Français à Taipei and Taipei Fine Arts Museum for the group exhibition Mobilité, sons et formes curated by GRAME – Centre national de création musicale, Lyon, France. With a wealth of experience in cultural exchanges, Gwen initiated the AxE Arts Management collective in 2011 to support artists and artistic developments.

Lamin Suno

Lamin Suno

Italy – CSC

Lamin Suno – I’m born on February 25th 1997 in Banjul, the capital city of Gambia, the country where I grew up. In Gambia I attended Kotu Senior Secondary School, where I was enrolled in the course “Visual Arts” for 2 and a half years. Unfortunately I couldn’t ,i don’t complete my final year to go to university. I decided to travel and I eventually arrived Italy on
January 29th 2017, in Sicily. I heard about Dance Well, so I decided to participate in the classes, because there are linked with the artistic work, which I am really interested in. After participating in several classes, I decided to take part in the Dance Well Teaching Course to become a Dance Well Teacher. I have successfully completed the course. Now i want to fulfill my dreams to work in the field of Arts.
I took part in the very first dance event of my professional career at the Civic Museum of Bassano. Later, I also worked in Arte Sella. On September 9th 2018 I danced with some colleagues for “I corpi di Schiele” in Feltre. On November 24th 2018, I also presented two choreographies, I created, at the Civic Museum of Bassano.

Elisabetta Docimo

Elisabetta Docimo

Italy – CSC

Elisabetta Docimo – Graduated in Archeology and Cultural Heritage she deals with historical-artistic dissemination, working as an educational operator/professional in museums and cultural associations.
At the same time she trains as a gymnastics instructor, a sport practiced since childhood, which leads her to explore more and more the different expressions of the body movement.
The approach to the language of dance takes place accordingly. She also studies modern and contemporary dance, she deepens her knowledge with a training course for teachers with Kataklo’ Giulia Staccioli Academy at Susanna Beltrami’s Dance Haus.
The connection between athletic movement and expressive gesture is the basis of her research. This interest led her to experiment as a choreographer with a group of former gymnasts working in a continuous dialogue between different disciplines.
She participated in projects for dancers promoted by the Opera Festival in Bassano del Grappa, thanks to which she had the opportunity to study with Sara Wiktorowicz, Sharon Fridman and many other choreographers.
She currently works as a teacher in the Dance Well project, movement research for Parkinson.

Anna Bragagnolo

Anna Bragagnolo

Italy – CSC

After her musical studies at the Conservatory “A. Steffani, Castelfranco V.to, she graduated in Technical Arts and Media at Ca’ Foscari University, Venice. She began her training in theatre and dance in 1997 working immediately with national and international masters and knowing important realities of the theater. From 2001 to 2013 she has been collaborating as dancer, performer and choreographer with Anagoor Contemporary Theater Company winning with the company several prizes (*Jeug-, Anagoor – Extra Finalist Prize 2008; Tempesta, Anagoor – Scenario Special Mention Prize 2009, Off / Teatro Stabile del Veneto Finalist Prize 2010; L.I.Lingua Imperii, Anagoor – Hystrio Castel dei Mondi Prize 2013, Worldwide Competition for new Opera and Music Theatre 2015). Since 2013 she’s a dancer and performer for Alessandro Sciarroni in the Folk’s project and in the same year she received the Città Impresa Award for her talent, skills and commitment in the field of performing arts. At the same time she enriches her education by deepening her study and the search for a new way of placing herself within the educational experience and the processes of knowledge of the child and of the adult through the movement of the body as a form of communication and relationship.
Trained as Atelierista of movement at the Loris Malaguzzi International Center and the National Foundry of Dance / Aterballetto of Reggio Emilia, works with educational projects in primary and dance schools. (Creative Europe- European School Brussels 1)
Educationial Performer for the project read for Dancing dedicated to children’s theater, deepens her training taking part in the work tables dedicated to children’s dance during the Y Generation festival – the language of dance. In 2014 she was selected for the project You Do not Know how lucky you are / Alessandro Sciarroni in Mondo Novo / Biennale Danza and for the European project E-motional rethinking dance / Cosmin Manolescu at the center of choreographic creation Banannefabrik, Luxembourg. In 2015 she took part in the project AIR Artist In Residence Project / Project Alessandro Sciarroni and Hong Kong Arts Festival.In 2016 she took part in the Blooming Island project / Johnson kitt project, Asipka Theater Group & Aila Cooperativa, Andros, Cyclades Islands Greece. In the same year she began and completed the training course “Teaching course Dance Well” and the training course Handling with Care between nature, art and care at Arte Sella.
From 2017 she is teacher of the project Dance Well – research and movement for the parkinson.
Also in 2017 she was selected for the highly professionalized Dance Maker, aimed at dance artists, the collective Dance Makers winner of the Open – Creation Contemporary Award 2018. In 2018 she collaborated in creative support for the show “Oro – L’arte di resistere” by Francesca Foscarini commissioned by CSC – Center for the contemporary scene for the dancers of the Dance Well project.
Currently she’s involved in the European project Migrant Bodies – moving borders, a project that aims to develop an international and shared research, focused on the identification, development and experimentation of innovative actions and relevant to the inclusion of refugees and migrants through dance and movement initiatives.
She works between Italy and Europe.

Edith Wolf-Perez

Edith Wolf-Perez

Austria – D.ID

Two passions have guided Edith’s professional development: dance and writing.
Already during her dance education at the Laban Centre London, Edith started to work in inclusive, participatory dance projects and has led community dance interventions in various settings in Germany and the UK.
After moving to Vienna, her work has taken a different direction: she became a journalist and in 1989 co-founded a dance magazine, followed by the online magazine www.tanz.at that she continues editing. She also writes for national and international trade magazines and newspapers.
She is holding an M.A. in European Cultural Policy from the University of Warwick that has added a European dimension to her work. She co-authored an international report about cultural policies in 42 European countries, and, in the last 15 years, has co-managed European projects in the area of arts and education.
This area of work is closely related to her interest in creative learning through dance as a process of lifelong learning. During her work as artistic director of the summer school at the festival Bolzano Danza (2006 to 2015), she has widened the programme to include all age groups from 5 to 80 years as well as introduced some special dance projects for young people.
Edith is currently undertaking her PhD studies at Faculty of Music Sociology at the University of Music Vienna. The title of her thesis is: “Migrancy as a Narrative of Contemporary Dance”, a comparative view on the influence of migrant artists and the work with migrant communities on the development of participatory and inclusive practices in the UK and Austria. She is a speaker at international professional conferences.

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