Mario Ghezzi (ITA)
Movement and Contact Improvsitation Researcher, Yoga Teacher and Chinese Foot Reflexology Practitioner.
He started to dance with A.Certini and C.Zerbey of Company Blu and in the last 15 years he had the luck to study with Steve Paxton, Lisa Nelson, Julyen Hamilton, Kirstie Simson, Eva Karczag, Ka Rustler, Jess Curtis, Keith Hennesy and many others.
His personal research in movement and improvisation is influenced by western and chinese anatomies, Taoism, Tai Chi, Butoh and inspired by the teaching of N.Little and A.Takenouchi.
As dance/movement teacher he's interested in discover our personal ways of dancing and performing.
He starts to teach CI in 2008 classes and intensive in Company Blu studio in Florence, he regularly teaches CI and improvisation in classes and workshop around Europe, and performs in site specific and theater projects with dancers, actors, musicians.
Mario is a co-organizer of the ItalyContactFest, italian Festival of Contact Improvisation.
He studies and practices yoga since 20 years, Yoga Teacher certified bythe Europen Union of Yoga (EUY), he studied for 4 years at the International Yoga School Sadhana.
He studied Iyengar Yoga in Italy at G.Giubilaro school, in India at Krishnamacharya Yoga Mandiram in Chennay and Ashtanga Yoga in Mysore. In Sri Lanka he deepened his meditation pratice in Colombo and Kandy. He has been teaching regular classes and workshops in Italy for the last 10 years.
He's a Tai Ki Kung (tai chi form) student of M° Ming Wong CY, a MTC doctor, acupuncture, Taoist.
In the last 6 years he has been involved in the studies of Chinese Medicine, he studied On Zon Su Foot Massage with M° Ming Wong, finishing with a degree of the 3 year program of his school and now he's deepening his studies in Chinese and Taoist Medicine at the Acupuncture School of Florence.
Rivers and Mountains
Many times I have had the sensation that in CI to be light we need to be rooted, to be stable we need to became fluid and I had perceived the physical contact as a landscape rich of different qualities like rivers and mountains.
In this class we could experience our body possibilities to transform itself passing through the solid qualities to a fluid qualities and from fluid to solid. We could notice our sensations, images, emotions that can arise in “staying” in this two qualities while dancing and meeting the partner.
Mobility_stability, a polarity that often pass through our movement dancing CI, sometimes leaving traces one in the other.