Susanna Recchia

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Susanna joined the company in Summer 2012 and left to pursue other opportunities in Europe in 2014.

Susanna initially studied dance at the National Academy of Dance in Rome, and is a Graduate of Laban, where she received the Award of Best Performer in 2004. Following a Foundation Course in Dance Movement Therapy at Goldsmiths University, she obtained an MA in Dance and Somatic Well-being at Lancashire University. She then completed a two-year Yoga Teacher Training Course; she is a certified Yoga teacher, practicing and teaching throughout the UK.

Her work as a freelance dance artist has exposed her to different contexts within the dance world. Her practice shifts between performing, teaching and researching both in academic and artistic contexts. She is one of the founding members of Lapsus Corpi, directed by Efrosini Protopapa, and has performed in all of their productions to date. As a performer, she has collaborated with internationally known choreographers, and has devised her own work joining practitioners from different disciplines, such as music, photography and film.

Susanna was a participant in the Siobhan Davies Bank Project 2007, and worked in the exhibition ‘Move: Choreographing You’ at the Hayward Gallery/Southbank Centre. She was also involved in the exhibition ‘Laurie Anderson, Trisha Brown, Gordon Matta-Clark. Pioneers of the Downtown Scene, New York 1970s’ at the Barbican Centre, where she performed early works by Trisha Brown and the visual artist Gordon Matta-Clark. Susanna has taught Release Technique, Improvisation and Movement Research extensively in Italy, Germany, The Netherlands, Iceland and in the UK. She is deeply interested in Improvisation, Somatic Practices and Experiential Anatomy, and believes in the importance of playing seriously while dancing.