Nicosia / Lenzi Allaria
SUPPORT the video production with the soloist dancer Zoe LENZI ALLARIA
Nicosia / Lenzi Allaria
A choreographic solo on the music of Johann Sebastian Bach, violin partita N°2 in D minor, BWV 1004 : IV. Gigue
The reasons / desires:
In recent years I started to create films from my choreographic work. I like this medium in particular for a number of reasons, not only to realize what was originally just an idea, but also to guide the spectator’s view to the essential points of my vision. This becomes an important aspect of my aesthetic. Several examples of these films are available on my website.
The making of a film presents several challenges. First, the choice of location. As I am perpetually searching for atypical settings, these places require the addition of technical specifications such as a dance floor, lighting, and possibly scenery, which is not always available onsite.
Another challenge is the continuous learning of new technical skills at the various stages of the project. While working independently, I go from technician to costume and lighting designer, to sound mixer and video editor. All these experiences are hugely enriching for an artist, however, I would like to improve the quality of each of these aspects in my films. For this to be achieved, collaboration with professionals throughout the development and production of the project is necessary. Therefore, the issue of financing it becomes inseparable from the realization of the idea.
Last June, during a discussion with the dancer Zoe Lenzi Allaria, we decided to create a solo on pointe. The next day we started to create without knowing where it will lead us. A few months later, we are at the last stage of this project: Professionally filming and producing a choreographic work. I hope promoting this video will allow me to reach a wider audience and thus create opportunities to continue to create freely.
My name is Julian Nicosia and I am a choreographer.
Zoe Lenzi Allaria
Born in Nairobi, Kenya. She first studied ballet at the Proscaenium in Italy. From 2012 to 2016 she studied at the Palucca University of Dance Dresden, where she graduated with a Bachelor of Arts. During these years, she has taken part in workshops of George Balanchine, Ohad Naharin’s Gaga movement language and William Forsythe and worked with choroegraphers such as Ihsan Rustem and Katharina Kristl, among others. She joined the Dresden Frankfurt Dance Company in November 2016.
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Born in Saint-Etienne France in 1989. Julian studied at the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique et de Danse de Lyon from 2006 to 2010.
He began his career as a dancer at the Ballet de l’Opéra de Lyon in 2010 under the artistic direction of Yorgos Loukos. During five years in the company, Julian performed in and created works for the most notables Choreographer including William Forsythe, Jiří Kylián, Mats EK, Trisha Brown, Ohad Naharin, Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker, Maguy Marin among others.
In 2015, Julian began to dance for the world renowned Choreographer Jacopo Godani in Frankfurt am Main. Two years later, he began as his choreographic assistant as well as to reset his pieces in prestigious company.
As a choreographer, Julian created "How long is now - Part 1" for the Dresden Frankfurt Dance Company in 2017. Julian was also invited to film his most recent work "LESLI " at the Fondation BEYELER in Basel, Switzerland.
It will happens:
Shooting planned with the whole team on November 9, 2019 at Studio Westside Frankfurt
Allocation of funds