Roberta Ricci is a freelance artist currently based in Berlin, Germany.
As a dancer, teacher and performer, her background and influences are based in release technique and improvisation.
She was born in Messina, Italy, where she started studying ballet and modern Techniques at Centro Sperimentale Progetto Danza. She has graduated from Movimento Danza in Neaples, Italy with MA in contemporary dance and Performative arts and has attended the professional course for contemporary dance Modem Atelier run by Compagnia Zappalà in Catania, Italy.
She has worked among others with Cadmium compagnie ( Paris,FR) ; Movimento Danza ( Naples, IT), RAI ( Radio Televisone Italiana), REVOLVEr Dance Theater ( Berlin, DE), Connecting Fingers Company.( Berlin, DE).
Since 2009 she has been creating her own work and her creations have been played among other locations in Festival Teatro Italia, Quinte(s)senza , TaorminaArte , PAN Palazzo delle Arti Naples, Sophiensaale, Laborgras and Dock11 Berlin.
She is a co-founder of Collective ONE:THIRD, winning the jury price of Festival 100 Grad in Sophiensaele in 2015 with their work "Fate of the Galaxies".
Thriving in the exchange of the creative process and interactions with others, she co-founded company HAA,
She continues her research of movement and choreographic forms through her creation, performance, and teaching practices in Berlin and abroad.
Roberta is interested in dance as a specific language to research movement as container of emotions, experiences and form of communication. Ranging from meticulously choreographed to instant compositions, she enjoy physicality, freedom, restraint and concentration. She is curious how physical qualities are lived and experienced rather than remaining representations of ideas.
Exploring the connection between dance and observation of reality, continues to inform and inspire her creative work and life.