Agar - Paola Bianchi

photos Valentina Bianchi - Enea Tomei - Valentina Bianchi - Gianluca Camporesi

Paola Bianchi, choreographer and dancer, has been active on the contemporary dance scene since the late eighties. In 1994 she founded the AGAR company, of which she signed all the choreographies. She collaborates with musicians, video artists, film and theatre directors. With her performances Paola participates in national and international contemporary dance and theatre festivals. She is also a video artist; her video works have been presented in many international video art festivals. In 2009 Paola founded [collettivo] c_a_p, a collective of choreographers and scholars, engaged in the spreading of contemporary dance. She leads choreographic research workshops and lectures at some Italian universities. Paola has been artistic direction of some festival. In 2014 her book Corpo Politico _ distopia del gesto, utopia del movimento, was published by Editoria & Spettacolo (curators: Silvia Bottiroli and Silvia Parlagreco). With the ELP project (winner of the Choreographic Residencies Call at Lavanderia a Vapore in 2019) her research focuses on the transmitting/enacting of the dance through the descriptive word, a process that is generating a series of performances and choreographic actions.