The Italian born dancer, performer, and choreographer creates works for dance-theatre, film and exhibitions.
Her work intertwines the energy of movement and the power of image, forming a convergent choreography.
Her focus it to put the body in a constant state of urgency, a "nowness". Presence and energy are fundamental elements of her work that give the body the freedom to create a new dynamic in relation to space and time.
“…the beauty of Sara Simeoni’s dance comes from it’s powerful convergence of movement and emotion…”
Composer James Reynolds over his work with Sara Simeoni WDR TV KulturReportage February 2013.
Sara lives in Berlin.
2018 International Performance Art Program
PROJECT ID In-Between Identities
2018 Performance Opera BODY MATTERS " Anam Cara "
by VestAndPage - VENICE INTERNATIONAL PERFORMANCE ART WEEK.
2018 GEDANKENFLUCHT live performance in collaboration with the guitarist Carlè Costa
SOUNDANCE FESTIVAL 2018 - Berlin (G)
2017 "SARA'S TABLE" long durational performance under the mentor ship of VestandPage
CO-CREATION LIVE FACTORY - Prologue 1 I Venice International Performance Art Week 2017.
2016 - 2017 Artist in Residence at the Laurenz Haus Foundation, Basel.
2015 dancer / performer " DIE 120 TAGE VON SODOM" Volksbuhne Berlin. Directed by Johann Kresnik.
2014 - dancer / performer NOW by Carolyn Carlson at the National Theater Chaillot in Paris.
She is a member of the Carolyn Carlson Company.
2005 - 2013 dancer / performer at Centre Choregraphique National Nord Pas de Calais Roubaix
directed by Carolyn Carlson including : Inanna, Poetry Event , Syncronicity and We Were Horses directed by Carolyn Carlson and Bartabas
In addition she has worked with : Paola Bianchi , Aldes company - Roberto Castello , Fabio Ciccalè , Atacama , Sosta Palmizi, Tanz Atelier Wien, Naturalis Labor, Tery Weikel , Irene K , Giuseppina Von Binghen, Art Mouv , Alessandra Palma di Cesnola.
2018 Anemos a collaboration project with Chinatzu Kosakatani
2017 Liquid Love Creation for two dancers guyanaese - chorégraphe Sara Simeoni - C.ie Carolyn Carlson . Commande de Développement Chorégraphique National Guyane.
In 2011 she create a solo piece, Holy skin & Lazy Bastard, presented at Teatri di vetro '12 in Rome (I) and at The Festival La Piattaforma Torinese in Turin (I).
In 2010 she created Don't crash in case of fire, a choreography for two dancers presented at the Festival La Piattaforma Torinese (Italy), The Marathon of Unexpected 2010 (Biennale Danza Venezia Italy), Operaestate Veneta.
In 2009 she created Fall in Woman for the Korena National University Of Arts (Seoul).
In 2008 the Centre Choregraphique National Roubaix in co-production with Sosta Palmizi supported her to create Non Trascuro (solo) presented at the Théatre le Garage (F), Festival Externi 08 (I), Teatro Stabile dell'Umbria, Spazi per la danza Contemporanea organized by ETI (I), Teatro Vascello (I).
Piani(in)Visibili (2006) presented and selected in:
10. Festival Koreografskihminijatura (Belgrado), Segnali all’orizzonte (I), Lavori in Pelle 06 Alfonsine (I),
Teatro delle Maddalene (I).
PulsEmotion (2005) presented and selected in 9.Internationales Solo-Tanz-Theather Festival Stuttgard (D), Festival Insoliti (I), Festival a Piede Libero (I).
Best performer at the International Dance Competition Città di Rieti and Vignale Danza in 1995.
2016/2017 Convergence a multidisciplinary project by Sara Simeoni
with : Cortical (sound design), Fenia Kotsopoulou (visual artist) and James Reynolds (composer).
Atelier Stiftung Laurenz Haus - Basel
2013 worked with the German filmdirector Lutz Gregor for the video
Maps of Emotion 2 – Venezia Eine OpernFilmTanzInstallation and realised with the american composer
James Reynolds, Presence of an absence (live-performance).
Both presented at tanzhaus nrw Festival Temps D'Images in Dusseldorf.
2010 worked with Roberto Castello/ Compagnia Aldes for the television programme Vieni via con me by Roberto Saviano and Fabio Fazio, Rai3,
2007 worked with the videomaker Stefano Maksan Di Martino.
They created the short movie The Hairdresser of Treblinka, selected by the Cortintesta International Film Festival (Italy).
2004 worked with the Austrian photographer Andreas Bitesnisch dedicated to Form & Tension exhibition.
Photos were published in his book: Morenudes (edition teNeues)
She has taught dance at :
Centre du Développement Chorégraphique National Guyane, Korean National University of Arts - Seoul (K)
Academie Equestre du Versailles directed by Bartabas (F), Marameo (G), C.C. Dressanes (S), Residui Teatro (S)
and in Italy at National Academy of Dance in Rome, I.A.L.S , Dimora Coreografica, Festival Zip Orvieto 08 , C.ie Tecnologia Filosofica, C.ie Danza Flux, C.ie DreamTime.
Sara was born in Turin in 1971.
In 1996 she graduated from the National Dance Academy in Rome.
In 2002 she attended the Accademia Isola Danza in Venice under the direction of Carolyn Carlson.
She studied with the choreographers : Susanne Linke, Carolyn Carlson, Ismael Ivo, Nita Little, Martin Kilvady,
Wim Vandekeybus, David Zambrano, Giorgio Rossi, Monica Francia, Jeremy Nelson, Ivan Wolf, Mina-Yo,Ted Stoffer, Rehinild Hoffman, Nigel Charnook, Sebastian Prantl.
header-photo : ©feniakotsoupoulo