Debora di Centa is an independent dance artist specialized in Laban Movement Analysis and Contemporary Dance practices. Debora grew up in Italy studying ballet, modern-jazz, hip-hop and contemporary dance and graduate in dance training and teaching at A.I.D.A. Milan and at the Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance in London. Since moving to Australia in 2015 she is pursuing her professional development around the country and internationally (EU, US, Asia). She teaches, performs, choreographs and directs dance events working with professionals, Institutions and in community dance settings. In Canberra Debora teaches for the Dance For Wellbeing Program at the Belconnen Arts Centre and preprofessional and professional workshops and classes for Ausdance ACT and Dance Development Canberra and the Canberra Dance Theatre.

Since 2016 Debora is leading the Contact Improvisation Dance Canberra Community as well as working independently through her ISEMS PROJECTS.


A process  of embodiment and corporeality for Contact and Improvisation dance practitioners

The Scaffolding process workshop is intended as an experiential process where to deepen and explore aspects of dance Improvisation and Contact Improvisation through a Laban Movement Analysis perspective (Choreological Studies – CS) integrated by elements of experiential anatomy and authentic movement (BMC – AM).

The process is generally divided in two parts. The first part focuses warm up, solo, duo and small groups tasks in exploration and preparation for the second part which engages all participants on the Scaffolding score.

Starting from the social concept of individuality and mutual support, The Scaffolding score seeks to explore a progressive journey where the participants will be divided into groups, where one person at the time will be focused upon and supported physically by the rest through their dance. This is explored by setting up a structure (the score) where the individual and the group as a whole are guided through different stages of their movement relationships.

Invitation to the Dance:

All participants are invited to take part to a journey where to enrich their creativity and embodiment with a clear reference to the social component present in this movement choir. This work has potential to become a live performance; therefore through the workshop we will encounter the triadic perspective of creating, performing and appreciating.

Openness, attention, intention, curiosity and respect are key elements to this process.


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