Simonetta Alessandri

Simonetta Alessandri

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Simonetta, an Italian dance artist and somatic educator based in London, applies the Feldenkrais Method in dance and movement training, and in performance making. She has specialised in linking the Feldenkrais Method to improvisation, Contact Improvisation and choreography. She teaches at Trinity Laban, Goldsmiths University and London Contemporary Dance School. Her work is informed by more than 30 years of dancing, teaching and choreographing. Her choreography has been for dance companies, student pieces, large scale opera, improvised performance, site specific and movement direction for theatre. She was one of the few dance practitioner in Italy who began working with CI in the 90’s. She taught for more than 20 years in Italy and kept Contact Improvisation alive in Roma for 10 years with her classes and jams. She has been a guest teacher in Germany, Colombia, UK, Norway, Israel, France, Switzerland, Italy, Spain and Taiwan. She obtained the Post Graduated Diploma in Choreography at London Contemporary Dance School (London 2008), she is qualified teacher of the Feldenkrais Method (Rome 2002) and she holds the Teacher Certificate of the Royal Academy of Dance. She is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy. Her last choreography The Shakes has been supported by Trinity Laban London, Echo Echo Festival, Derry Northern Ireland.