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SÁLVIA  Maddalena Ugolini


Dance and Research Laboratory

8 December | 11am to 6pm

Caixa Económica Operária

Effortlessly suspended in the air, everything contributes to its existence without needing to contract a single muscle. Green surface that opens to the sky, the leaf is the paradigmatic form of opening, of life capable of giving itself to the world by breathing. Understanding the mystery of plants means remembering that they are climate, atmosphere, infinite mixture of all things
present, past and future.

Sálvia is a laboratory that researches the body as a permeable, breathable surface, a diffuse perimeter, a place of coincidence and mixing between human and non-human beings. It is a research space open to dancers and non-dancers and offers a synthesis of contemporary dance methods, authentic movement and real-time composition, which open the imagination of the individual and collective body.

In person


Workers' Savings Bank - Rua Voz do Operário, 64 | Lisbon

Artist, choreographer, movement-dance therapist, founder of Dança Imaginal®, was born in Florence in 1986. She started with ballet when she was three years old and later she met dance theatre and contemporary dance. After living in the United States for a few years, practicing dance and photography, in 2012 she enrolled in the four-year course at the Tuscan Center of Art and Dance Movement therapy, where she specialized in Authentic Movement. In 2017 she moved to Lisbon, founded her project “Dança Imaginal, espaço de imaginação corpórea” and she was selected for the Advanced Program of Creation in Performing Arts at Dança Forum. Her works, including “Take me somewhere nice”,“Corpo Azul” and "Alba”, have been presented in several international festivals and galleries. Her research is mainly dedicated to improvisation and real time composition, exploring the perception and imagination of the individual and collective body.

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