LAURA PANTE (1983) is a dancemaker based in Venice and Bruxelles where she is actually attending the A.PASS (Advanced Performance and Scenography Studies), a post master program at Posthogeschool door PodiumKunsten.
After graduating at IUAV-Venice Architecture University with a thesis on science philosophy in which she analyzed the relationship between motor learning system and design practices, she oriented her research to dance praxis. Her vision and knowledge around drawing, photography, architecture, and her job experience as a model and a graphic designer are combined into her dance and choreographic work. She is interested in a kind of movement research that involves the thought into a gymnastic towards the pursuit of its expansion.
She loves to teach, she is one of the two daughters of a physical education teacher. From 2017 she is an assistant for Chiara Lagani (Funny & Alexander theatre company) and for Francesca Pennini (Collettivo Cinetico dance company) at the new master course in Theatre and Performance Art, at IUAV - Venice Architecture University, where she also gave a workshop on her movement research practice, she mentors the works of different students and worked with the photographer Luca Del Pia in his workshop, giving a performance lecture on her work.
She likes to introduce people into an expanded thinking practice through both bodily and mental movement. She loves to create confusion, distraction, destruction, deconstruction in order to challenge the language, the coded one we have usually learnt at school. She is actually studying different kind of codified kind of movements from 1920 rhythm gymnastic to contemporary dance and performance to analyse the seductive power of the body and its use and abuse during totalitarian regime and the contemporary globalized capitalism. She would like to produce a body image that is no longer exploitable, looking for dance shapes without a form, where our body can finally withdraw. She helps you while she is helping her project, she would like to join you elsewhere in time, for now here in space.
Coming from a youthful acknowledgement on classical, modern, contemporary dance and gymnastic, since 2010 she studied with Cristina Rizzo, Raffaella Giordano, Michele Abbondanza and Antonella Bertoni, Claudia Catellucci, Yasmine Huggonet, Xavier Leroy, Claude Coldy. In January 2014 she received a one-year scholarship from Raffaella Giordano for Sosta Palmizi dance company and in November 2016 she finished the three years learning program on a somatic dance techniques connected to the practice of osteopathic touch.
Since 2012 she worked as a dancer and performer for various artists in the fields of theatre, visual art and performance. In November 2019 she In August 2018 she danced for Giséle Vienne in the occasion of Biennale Theatre College in Venice. In November 2017 she was invited from Tanztendenz to take part to the “5th International Choreographers’ Atelier” in Munchen. She worked as a performer for Silvia Costa in two of her works titled “Alla Traccia, lode a ciò che è stato rimosso” 2016, and “A sangue freddo” 2015. She performed for the visual and video artist Anna Franceschini in many of her last performances presented in solo and collective art exhibitions in Italy and abroad. From April to May 2017 she worked for Bayerishe Staatsoper of Munich as a dancer in “Tannhauser” directed by Romeo Castellucci, choreography by Cindy Van Acker. In August 2016 she worked in “Ethica - Natura e origine della mente” by Societas/Romeo Castellucci for Venice Biennal of Theatre 2016, she was a performer also in “Giudizio. Possibilità. Essere” by Romeo Castellucci and Societas Raffaello Sanzio and in may 2014 she worked as a solo dancer in “Unheard” a vision of Romeo Castellucci, music by scott Gibbons for Angelica festival, Music Research Center, at Teatro San Leonardo, in Bologna. She was in Biennale Dance College in Venice in 2014, 2015 and 2016 as a dancer in “Bolero effect” directed by Cristina Rizzo, in “Title in process” a excerpt from “Low pieces” by Xavier Le Roy and Scarlet Yu , and in “Unfolding figures” by Yasmine Hugonnet. In August 2014 she worked as a dancer in “Armida” an opera directed by Luca Ronconi c/o Rossini Opera Festival in Pesaro, coreography by Abbondanza - Bertoni dance company.
Since 2015 she presented her choreographic projects: in 2016, her solo project “Untail 2000.16” for“Assemblaggi Provvisori”, produced by la Tenuta dello scompiglio - Vorno, Lucca, in collaboration with Miranda Secondari with whom she is developing “Ex” a performance around gymnastic. In 2015 she won “Choreographic Collision 7” with “Cute” a choreographic project performed by Francesca Antonino and Alessandra Bordino, produced by DanzaVenezia. The project was presented at Teatro comunale di Vicenza, inside the festival “CORPOaCORPO”, at Teatro Goldoni of Venice, at Lugano in Scena, and at MilanOltre festival in Milan.
9 - 10 Aprile 2016 - perfomer in “we will not be moved”, a project by Alexis Blake, with Mar Amie, Valerie Claroni, Noura Faouzi, Francesca Lastella, Marika Meoli, Laura Pante, Carolina Ramirez, Elizabeth Rodriguez, Maru Rivas, Carolina Valencia Laura Pante. Realized for “stage as a social platform” curated byt Viafarini - Fabbrica del Vapore, at Teatro Continuo, Parco Sempione, in Milan
9 - 22 JUNE 2016 - DANCER IN “UNFOLDING FIGURES”, BY JASMINE HUGONNET, FOR BIENNALE COLLEGE DANZA, AT PALAZZO GRASSI, BIENNALE DANZA VENEZIA
Model for the italian photographer Dido Fontana, images published in his book “the personal trainer” 2013 - limited edition - n° 200 - www.didofontana.com