BIOGRAFIA

BIOGRAPHY

Massimo è danzatore, coreografo e insegnante freelance.

Si forma professionalmente in Regno Unito, con un BA al Trinity Laban e un MA alla Northern School of Contemporary Dance, e in Francia (Conservatorio Nazionale Superiore di Parigi), e dal 2019 si è stabilito a Bologna, dove ha ottenuto una laurea in Lettere e una Laurea Magistrale in Discipline del Teatro.

Nel 2022 Massimo è stato selezionato tra i 4 finalisti del bando DNAppunti coreografici, con il progetto CONTRE-POIDS.

Sempre nel 2022, Massimo è stato selezionato per i programmi ATLAS - create your dance trails, al festival ImPulsTanz di Vienna (AT), e per il programma Nuove Traiettorie XL, azione di formazione per coreografi emergenti promossa dalla Rete Anticorpi XL.

Nel 2021 Massimo è stato selezionato come singolo vincitore della seconda edizione di ERetici – Le strade dei teatri, call per artisti under28 del panorama nazionale italiano, promosso dal Centro Residenze Emilia-Romagna, composto da L’arboreto Teatro Dimora e Corte Ospitale. Massimo è stato scelto con il suo progetto Cassandra o della Verità su oltre 80 candidature da tutta Italia.

Dal 2022 Massimo ha iniziato una collaborazione per diverse produzioni di Nicola Galli.
Dal 2020 è membro della compagnia svizzera EREM dance, con cui svolge diversi progetti di creazione e mediazione nella danza contemporanea.
Tra il 2019 e il 2021 Massimo ha lavorato con Compagnia DNA, diretta da Elisa Pagani.

Negli ultimi anni, Massimo ha danzato in lavori di coreografi internazionali in Regno Unito, Italia, Francia, Svizzera e Austria.
All’interno del suo percorso artistico, Massimo ha avuto l’occasione di lavorare e studiare con artisti come, tra altri,
Marta Coronado, Cindy Van Acker, David Zambrano, Alessandro Carboni, Rachid Ouramdane, Rahel Vonmoos, Matthew Robinson, Leonardo Delogu, Ben Wright, Maxine Doyle, Joan Clevillé, Noa Zuk, Theo Clinkard, Elisa Pagani, H2dance, Eyal Dadon, Angelin Prejlocaj, Mathilde Monnier, Peter Jasko, German Jauregui, Angelique Wilkie.

Massimo is a freelance dancer, teacher and choreographer.

 

He trained professionally in the UK, with a BA from Trinity Laban and an MA from the Northern School of Contemporary Dance, and in France (Conservatoire National Supérieur de Paris), and since 2019 has settled in Bologna, where he obtained a BA in Literature and a MA in Theatre Studies.
 

 

In 2022, Massimo was selected among the 4 finalists of the call DNAppunti coreografici, with the project Contre-poids.

Also in 2022, Massimo was selected for the ATLAS - create your dance trails, programme at the ImPulsTanz festival in Vienna (AT), and for the Nuove Traiettorie XL, a training action for emerging choreographers promoted by the Anticorpi XL Network.


In 2021, Massimo was the single winner of the second edition of ERetici – Le strade dei teatri, an Italian national call for artists under28 promoted and supported by the Centre of Residencies Emilia-Romagna, composed by L’arboreto – Teatro Dimora and Corte Ospitale. Massimo was selected with his project Cassandra o della Verità among more than 80 applications across Italy and all the arts.

 

Since 2022 Massimo has been collaborating on several productions by Nicola Galli.
Since 2020 he has been a member of the Swiss company EREM dance, with which he carries out several creation and mediation projects in contemporary dance.
Between 2019 and 2021 Massimo worked with Compagnia DNA, directed by Elisa Pagani.

 

Over the last years, Massimo has performed works by international choreographers in UK, Italy, France, Switzerland and Austria.

During his artistic pathway, Massimo had the opportunity to work and study with artists such as Marta Coronado, Cindy Van Acker, David Zambrano, Alessandro Carboni, Rachid Ouramdane, Rahel Vonmoos, Matthew Robinson, Leonardo Delogu, Ben Wright, Maxine Doyle, Joan Clevillé, Noa Zuk, Theo Clinkard, Elisa Pagani, H2dance, Eyal Dadon, Angelin Prejlocaj, Mathilde Monnier, Peter Jasko, German Jauregui, Angelique Wilkie.

PERFORMER

2022

Genoma Scenico, by Nicola Galli:

  • Festival Danzaestate, Bergamo (IT)

  • Piattaforma Isadora, Lugano (CH)

  • PimOff, Milano (IT


Ultra, by Nicola Galli (première June 2023), Production by Marche Teatro, Festival Aperto Reggio-Emilia, CCN Ballet de Lorraine (FR), ICK Amsterdam (NL).

2021
Cassandra o della Verità,
 solo by Massimo Monticelli:

  • Gender Bender International Festival (IT)

  • L'Emilia e una Notte, Corte Ospitale (IT)

  • Sharing at L'arboreto - Teatro Dimora (IT)

El Silencio del Mar, by Marta Coronado

  • Umbria Dance Festival - Teatro Mengoni, Magione (PG)

 

We Might Kiss, by Elisa Pagani (DNA Dance Company):

  • Scenario Pubblico (IT)

  • Festival La Torre e La Luna (IT)

  • Festival Corti, Chiese, Cortili (IT)

Ego Sistema, by Elisa Pagani (DNA Dance Company):

  • Festival Conformazioni (IT)

  • Performare Festival (IT)

  • Festival Le Voci dell'Anima (IT)

  • Festival Paesaggi del Corpo (IT)

2019-2016

Mixed bill, by Ben Wright, Joan Clevillé, Noa Zuk & Maxine Doyle (VERVE)

  • 21 dates in UK (The Place, NDCWales, Riley Theatre, Dundee Rep)

  • BFM, Geneva (CH) e SEAD, Salzburg (AT)

Brave New World, International TV serie by Peacock Universal, choreographies by Maxine Doyle and Supple Nam. London and Cardiff (UK)

Groups and Landscapes, by H2Dance, tour in England.

 

Cunningham MinEvents, by Merce Cunningham, restaged by Daniel Squire, London (UK)

 

Tenir le temps, di Rachid Ouramdane, Paris (FR).

OTHER ROLES

2022

Dramaturg and choreography consultant for TRIOMPHE - EREM dance. Delémont (CH), Théatre du Jura, and VIAdanse, CCN de Belfort (FR)

 

2021

Organiser of the SHIFT festival - Bologna (IT), in collaboration with DNA.

Tour manager and rehearsal director of the young company DROP, Bologna (IT)

 

2020

Dramaturg and choreography consultant for SOIR HB - EREM dance, Delémont (CH)

CHOREOGRAPHER

2022

Selected among the 4 finalists of the call DNAppunti coreografici with the project Contre-poids.

Selected for the programme ATLAS - create your dance trails at ImPulsTanz festival in Vienna, with the project Eroide Contemporanea.

Selected among the artists participating to Nuove Traiettorie XL, programme for emerging choreographers promoted by Cantieri Danza and the Anticorpi XL Network.

2021

Cassandra o della Verità, solo by Massimo Monticelli,

  • Gender Bender International Festival (IT)

  • L'Emilia e una Notte, Corte Ospitale (IT)

  • Sharing at L'arboreto - Teatro Dimora (IT)


Project winner of the second edition of ERetici, Italian national call for artists under28, promoted and supported by Centro Residenze Emilia-Romagna.

2019

Apokàlypsis, Riley Theatre, Leeds (UK)

2018

Tesserae,  Bonnie Bird Theatre, London (UK)


White tides, Laban Studio Theatre, London (UK)

TEACHER

EDUCATION

2022

  • Selected for the programme ATLAS, at ImPulsTanz festival in Vienna, with the tutoring of Guy Cools, studying with important international artists and presenting in the context of the festival a work-in-progress of his own research.

  • Selected for the programme Nuove Traiettorie XL as artist from Emilia-Romagna. The project s supported by the Anticorpi XL Network.

2020-2022

Master's degree in Theatre Studies
Alma Mater Studiorum - Università di Bologna (IT)

2019

Master's degree in Contemporary Dance Performance
with Distinction
Northern School of Contemporary Dance (Leeds, UK) 

2019

Selected as Young Dance Critic at Venice Dance Biennale

2015 - 2018

BA in Contemporary Dance
with First Class Honours
Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance (London, UK) 

2016

Erasmus exchange
Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique et Danse (Paris, FR) 

2014 - 2017

BA in Modern Literature
Alma Mater Studiorum - Università di Bologna (IT)

2022-2019

Dance and somatic techniques workshop, with Tommy Cattin (EREM) - Cie Vol de Nuit, Delémont (CH)

Camp Danse - Delémont (CH), Centre SaintFrançois

Contemporary Dance teacher at Almadanza and Alma PRO (IT)


Community workshops at Corte Ospitale and L'arboreto Teatro Dimora (IT)

Contemporary Dance teacher at AlmadanzaAlma PRO and Studio del Movimento (IT)

Community workshops with EREM dance (CH)

Contemporary Dance workshops with VERVE (UK) for NSCD BA students and schools across the UK.

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