Roberta Ricci is a Berlin-based Italian dancer, choreographer & teacher in the fields of contemporary dance and performance.
Graduated in Philosophy at University of Messina, Roberta held a Master's degree in Dance and Performative Arts at Movimento Danza in Naples and further developed her skills in contemporary dance attending the professional dance education program in Modem Atelier run by Compagnia Zappalà in Catania.
Over the years she has been continuously working among others with Cadmium compagnie ( Paris) ; Movimento Danza ( Naples) , REVOLVEr Dance Theater / Joao Cidade ( Berlin) & Zawirowania Dance Theatre ( Warsaw) , Connecting Fingers Company.( Berlin).
She develop her own work , alone and in collaboration with a variety of artists of different disciplines, presenting her creations in different venues and festivals all over Europe (Sophiensaele, Dock11, Uferstudios, Laborgras, Ackerstadtpalast Festival Teatro Italia, Quinte(s)senza , TaorminaArte , PAN Palazzo delle Arti Naples amongst others).
She is a co-founder / artist at Berlin based Company HAA and co-founder and a member of Collective ONE:THIRD, winning the jury prize of Festival 100 Grad in Sophiensaele in 2015 with their work "Fate of the Galaxies".
She is developing her research work in both educational and performative, drawn from and towards the limitless expression of the dancing body.
While occasionally giving professional training for dancers at studios such as Dock 11, she regularly teaches contemporary dance techniques and conducts workshops about improvisation and instant composition for dancers , actors and different kinds of movers.
She is interested in dance as a specific language to research movement as a container of emotions, experiences and form of communication.
She is fascinated by the mystery that is so clearly part of the dance, while also figuring out how to make some of the intangible tangible in a way that can be actually practiced and worked through the body.
Ranging from meticulously choreographed to instant compositions, she enjoys 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.
Besides her dancing work she is also a certified BASI® Pilates teacher.