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.
FENG CHA The wind through leaves and water in the change of being
Collaborative project with the Atelier Performative Künste , Düsseldorf (G)
PULSE TOUCHING (long durational performance )
CO-CREATION LIVE FACTORY Dissenting Bodies Marking Time
Venice International Performance Art Week 2020
International Performance Art Program
PROJECT ID In-Between Identities Den Haag (NL)
Salt Docks , Venice (I)
Performance Art Festival Colpo al Corpo , Milano (I)
2019 (ongoing) Anemos a multidisiplinary in collaboration with Chinatsu Kosakatani and Daniel Calvi.
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)
2018 GLEICHGEWIGT ALS BEWEGUNG Collaborative project
1.International Performance Art Festival Weimar (G)
2017 "SARA'S TABLE" long durational performance
CO-CREATION LIVE FACTORY - Prologue 1 I Venice International Performance Art Week 2017.
2017 "LIQUID LOVE" Centre du Développement Chorégraphique National Guyane , Cayenne , French Guyana
2016 - 2017
Artist in Residence at the Laurenz Haus Foundation, Basel.
2014 - today
dancer / performer Carolyn Carlson Company
dancer / performer " DIE 120 TAGE VON SODOM" Volksbuhne Berlin. Directed by Johann Kresnik.
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
2011 Holy skin & Lazy Bastard (solo)
Teatri di vetro '12 in Rome (I) and at The Festival La Piattaforma Torinese in Turin (I).
2010 Don't crash in case of fire
Festival La Piattaforma Torinese (Italy), The Marathon of Unexpected 2010 (Biennale Danza Venezia Italy)
2009 Fall in Woman for the Korena National University Of Arts (Seoul).
2008 Non Trascuro (solo)
Centre Chorégraphique National Roubaix.
10. Festival Koreografskihminijatura (Belgrado), Segnali all’orizzonte (I), Lavori in Pelle 06 Alfonsine (I),
Teatro delle Maddalene (I).
2005 PulsEmotion 9.Internationales Solo-Tanz-Theather Festival Stuttgard (D), Festival Insoliti (I), Festival a Piede Libero (I).
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 , Oretta Bizzarri, Art Mouv , Alessandra Palma di Cesnola.
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 : Daniel Calvi (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 ,
Centro Teatrale di Ricerca Venezia, C.ie Tecnologia Filosofica, C.ie Danza Flux.
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