Dancer Actor Choreographer
Francesco D’Amelio is a stage artist based in Cologne and Brussels. He is presently enrolled in the dance Master program at the Royal Conservatory of Antwerp developing an improvisation based practice called ANIMA. He trained as actor in Milano and worked with Pane&Mate Company. He has studied contemporary dance at the University for Music and Dance in Cologne. During the studies he danced for Julio Iglesis Ungo and Anton Lachky. He is collaborating in Cologne with MakeaMove Collective and Performing:Group with the latter he developed in 2022 the duo Hnsl/Grtl. With Choreographer Judith Sanchez Ruiz he’s crating the solo performance Hamlet, What a Piece of Work is a Man, in Berlin and Brussels. While working for others he has always developed his own artistic trajectory in collaboration with international artists, among them Sigal Zouk and Eva Karczag.
He is with Hanna Binder the founder of WS&S (Wolfgang Stuke & Sons Dance Company) and the creator together with Luigi Bisogno of the duo Framboise & Jambon.
In 2022 he received the grant TakeHeart Residency, sponsored by Fonds Darstellende Künste and host by TanzHaus NRW, through which he could deepen his research on falling under the name Fall: ein Kunstwerk
He also received the Scholarship DanceWEB to take part into the festival ImpulsTanz’22 in Vienna under the mentorship of Wim Vandekeybus and Nicola Schößler.
Merging somatic practices with contemporary dance and acrobatics he is developing his way of teaching and the technique Acro-somatic.
His work as been shown in different festivals in Germany (Now&Next TanzHaus NRW); Italy (International Theatre Festival Volterra) and China (BeiHe Theatre Nanjing).
ABOUT MY PROCESS
2022 . MA Dance Royal Conservatory of Antwerp.
2016/2021 .BA dance at University for Music and Dance, Cologne.
2008/ 2013 .Drama, Physical Theater and Cinema Professional School for Actors - Centro Studio Attori, Milan.
2007/2008 .Fine Arts Academy Brera, Milan. Painting Class
2022 .Your own God, Lab Creation with Judith Sanchez Ruiz, TicTac Art Centre
. Hnsl+Grtl, Performing:Group, Theatre in Bauturm, TanzHaus NRW Cologne
.Spectacular failure, Performing:Group, Cologne.
2021 .Beyond the threshold of I Direction Margherita Dello Sbarba, Studio Pro Arte Freiburg.
2019 .Internship with Anton Lachky, Brussels.
.Puzzle work Direction Anton Lachky, Unfolded, CCD Cologne.
.Dust Inside Choreography and direction Julio Cesar Iglesias Ungo
ImpactZone 19, CCD Cologne.
2018 .Tratto choreography and direction Vera Sander, Acht Brücken Festival, Cologne.
2017 .Das Geschenk direction Milan Sladek, Theater im Bauturm Cologne, and Mala Scena Theater Bratislava.
2011/2013 .La zattera di terra created by Pane e Mate Theatre Company - Teatro Pane e Mate season, Milan.
2021 .Dreams about dreams as creative tools, premier at Tanzfaktur, Cologne
2020 .Chimera project about human/animal bodies, TanzSolo Festival, Bonn.
2019 .Wolken dialogue between musician and dancers, premier at Tanzhaus NRW, Now&Next festival, Düsseldorf.
.Bath collective multi sensorial ritual, premier at the symposium for dance and states of ecstasy at CCD, Cologne. Tour in China Nanjing, Wuhu, Shanghai.
2018 .Aue premier at Free Performance Kulture, Cologne. Direction together with Margherita Dello Sbarba.
2017/2018 .Atlas Project cross-disciplinary and multicultural project. Partners: Group of dancer/musician of the traditional Berber’s ritual Ahwash; University TH of Cologne; University of music and dance of Cologne; Faculté
Polydisciplinaire de Ouarzazate. Financed by DAAD. Premier at Villa des Arts, Rabat, Morocco.
2017 .Galassia dance movie filmed on the frozen lake of Resia,(BZ) Italy.
Sponsor: EdisonEnergie and autonomous province of Bolzano.
2015 .TanzKlub artistic collective, with which I developed three performances:
Hugs long durational street performance, several squares in Milan. il sogno del lupo and Il corpo: ultimo spazio del possibile premier at F.Messina's Museum, Milan.
Scholarships 2022 .DanceWeb scholarship Impulstanz Vienna
.TakeHeart Residency TanzHaus NRW Fall:Ein Kunstwerk
2017-2021 Supported by the Studienstiftung des Deutschen Volkes
2021 Dis-Tanz Solo: Chimera towards the development of a physical workshop for human animals