Attivisti della Danza | SHARING SCORES - Towards New Modes of Collective Writing
A project by Attivisti della danza involving the Sharing IT network.
July, Saturday 15th and Sunday 16th from 10.00 a.m to 6.30 p.m
The project Sharing Scores – Towards New Modes of Collective Writing is supported by the cultural association FIKA and carried out with the contribution of the CR Firenze Foundation and the Metropolitan City of Florence.
The project SHARING SCORES – Towards New Modes of Collective Writing continues the investigation into body practices related to the concept of score, understood as choreographic scores or movement indications, which Attivisti della Danza have been pursuing for several years.
The main inspiration for the project has been the work of Simone Forti, an American choreographer and visual artist of Florentine origin, who revolutionized the concept of dance and performance in the 1960s and was awarded the Golden Lion for Lifetime Achievement by the Venice Biennale this year. Simone Forti’s scores are collective opportunities for sharing space, gestures, and bodies in a philosophical-political direction. They consist of phrases, small descriptive images, and practical instructions that serve to realize actions of variable duration, exploring the physical thinking of the collective body.
The SHARING SCORES project consists of workshops, performances, and residencies that will take place between July 2023 and March 2024 in various locations throughout the city. The first meeting will be held on Saturday, July 15, and Sunday, July 16, at the new spaces of Manifattura Tabacchi, involving several groups from the Italian Sharing IT network, particularly Shared training Torino, Sharing Training Milano, and SiR-Sharing in Rome.
The meeting will focus on the moment of score ideation, aiming to develop new modes of collective writing. The intention is to explore the potential of the score not only as an object, which has already been extensively examined, but also as a tool capable of creating relationships and connections between individuals.
On Sunday, July 16, Attivisti della Danza open up their research and, through an open call, invite the community to actively participate in a moment of public sharing of the work’s results. From 4.30 p.m to 6.30 p.m, anyone interested can respond and join a brief training session focused on practicing some of the scores explored during the two-day event. For those who prefer to participate as observers, the Sunday presentation is open to the public, as well as the works from the two days, and anyone is welcome to come and observe at any time.
Attivisti della Danza
Attivisti della Danza is an open group of independent dancers and choreographers based in Florence and its surroundings. The group was formed in 2012 with the aim of actively reflecting on the needs of the contemporary dance profession in Italy.
Attivisti della Danza operates on a non-hierarchical basis and organizes as a horizontal platform to support the work of dancers, choreographers, trainers, independent researchers, and the audience, creating mobile connections among these individuals. The proposed activities are designed to nourish the local artist community, preventing isolation and contributing to the development of a discourse on dance in Italy. The project aims to increase awareness of the social value of dance as a language capable of generating culture and fostering community.
Attivisti della Danza carries out the Sharing Training initiative, a horizontal sharing of body practices that ensures a continuity of encounters for professional dancers. The sessions are led in rotation by the participants, based on an economy of exchange.
The experience of Attivisti della Danza has inspired numerous other Sharing Training initiatives in Italy, giving rise to a strong network across the country called Sharing IT.
Sharing IT actively reflects on the lack of stable institutional planning at the national level in various aspects: professional training in the dance sector, networking, support for artists, and the lack of low-cost working spaces. The network, through a series of programmatic meetings and with the future goal of drafting a national manifesto, seeks to foster dialogue with the organizations responsible for these activities and aims to be a catalyst within the independent Italian dance scene.