Diego Tortelli

Diego Tortelli was born in Brescia in 1987 and began his dance training locally at STUDIO 76 before being accepted into the Accademia Teatro alla Scala in Milan. His first professional job after graduating was with the Ballet de Teatres in Valencia, followed by an invitation from Gustavo Ramirez to join the Luna Negra Dance Theater in Chicago. In 2012 he became a member of the Ballet National de Marseille under the artistic direction of Frédéric Flamand. He has been a freelance dancer and ballet master since 2015, working with, among others, the Bavarian State Ballet, Richard Siegal’s The Bakery and Ballet of Difference, Korzo Theatre and La Veronal. 

Since 2015 he has also been concentrating on his own choreographic practice, creating pieces for INTRODANS and CND Madrid, Teatro Massimo in Palermo, MILANoLTRE Festival and Palcoscenico Danza Torino. In 2017, he presented his first full-length piece, Sleeping Beauty for Nuovo Balletto di Toscana. The following year, he created Lorca sono tutti for MILANoLTRE and Domus Aurea, part of the Bach Project, for the Fondazione Nazionale della Danza/Aterballetto. 2019 saw his first collaboration with Miria Wurm: Shifting Perspective premiered at the Muffathalle in Munich as part of explore dance, a dance network for young audiences initiated by fabrik Potsdam, Fokus Tanz/Tanz und Schule e.V. Munich and K3 | Tanzplan Hamburg. Their second piece SNOW CRASH followed in 2020, funded by the City of Munich’s Department of Culture. Due to the coronavirus crisis, the premiere was live streamed from the Muffathalle to a digital audience. 

In 2019, Diego Tortelli was appointed choreographer in residence at the Fondazione Nazionale della Danza/Aterballetto, where he has created Inter-view: Emanuele e Clément, Preludio and Another Story, as well as the video production 1 meter CLOSER, which premiered on Rai5, and the video installation LASCIA CH’IO…. He is also an associate choreographer at MILANoLTRE 

Class Description:
“labyrinth of Daedalus” _Diego Tortelli … A broken dance that wants to tell the tragedy and constant innovation of the body, a dance that does not wait for the time that flows, but that shapes it to his satisfaction by speeding up and slowing down the hours, characterized by more rigid and geometric movements, incorporating contortions of the limbs and control of the arms creating with the body geometric shapes moved around its axis progressively to show its dexterity, beauty, distortion and memory. A dance based on the rapid contraction and subsequent relaxation of the muscles, which causes a kind of jerk in the body of the dancer creating a surrealistic effect when approaching the human dancer to the unnatural movements that are performed.The joints are a kind of hinge that can be manipulated by other parts of the body like Daedalus’ labyrinth with only one entrance and no exit, since the only way to cancel the labyrinth is to abandon oneself to its madness and creativity and then find in its center a mirror that reveals ourselves…

Time: Monday – Friday 09:30am – 11:00am
Price: 5,- € per class or 20,-€ for the whole week
Location: Munich Circus Hub, Haager Straße. 10a, 81671 München

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photo credit: Franz Kimmel