Marco Torrice was born in Rome in 1983. After high school he began to study Philosophy at the La Sapienza University of Rome. At the same time he started to take dance classes and do workshops in Italy and all around Europe (with Adriana Borriello, Dominique Dupuy, Hervè Diasnas, Julyen Hamilton, Khosro Adibi, Vera Mantero). In 2006 he moved to Brussels to study at P.A.R.T.S. where he graduated in 2010. Marco is working as interpreter as well as choreographer and teacher. He is a feelance dancer with the Hungarian dance company Hodworks and the Belgian companies Mossoux-Bonté and Rosas. Besides, Marco also teaches at the Budapest Contemporary Dance Academy, at the Salzburg Experimental Academy of Dance and the Tanzfabrik (Berlin), developing a movement research based on improvisation, with the purpose of increasing body awareness, improve movement vocabulary and performance skills.
Budapest Contemporary Dance Academy – Contemporary Dance
The pedagogical work is based on improvisation as a tool to increase body awareness, enrich movement vocabulary and explore different approaches to performance. In the very beginning of the class, some exercises that come from Ideokinesis are proposed in order to get in touch with the body structure and warm up perceptions, through simple movement patterns. Improvisation is used after, within a narrow frame of body tasks, to focus on technical principles. Particular attention is given to the use of out of balance to produce different range of dynamics and to the relation heels/seat-bones/head to strengthen the dialogue with the floor through pushes, pulls, frictions, pivots, turns, falls and jumps. The last part of the work is focused on movements explorations as such. The body tasks, in this part of the class, are generally less narrow and have the goal to stimulate the awareness of movements habits and to go beyond them. The work goes from subtle perception to high physicality and is overall characterized by a constant interexchange between technical and performance practice, so that the work on the movement as such, is at the same time a work on how a performer is perceived by a potential audience.
Centipedes | 2012
comissioned by SEAD (Salzburg Experimental Academy of Dance) for the Bodhi Project dance company
The way my father imagined all | 2012
a collaboration with the Hungarian choreohraphers Adrienn Hod and Csaba Molnar, within the Jardin d'Europe project
Kitty | 2012
selected for Aerowaves 2013
Me, Myself, and I | 2011
a solo based on a collaboration with Martz Virag, researcher in the field of neuroscience