"Dancing is just discovery, discovery, discovery."
Professional & Personal Journey
Carolina Ravaioli is an Italian-Scottish based dance artist who graduated with a First Honour BA in Contemporary Dance from Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance in London.
In the past two years, she has been working on the development of her own artistic voice under the mentorship of Luke Pell and supported by Dance Base, National Centre for Dance in Scotland. During her own journey of artistic self-discovery, particularly relevant was her participation in performance works such as the one by Marina Collard, Lucy Suggate, Solene Weinachter, Luke Pell and Mark Bleakly. In the past year, Carolina and Mark have begun a new artistic collaboration that inspired their first performance work, which has been supported with residencies in both The Work Room in Glasgow and Dance Base in Edinburgh.
About my Dance Practice, she says:
As a performer, I have recently focused my practice on the exploration of the body in space and architecture, investigating how they affect movement as well as each other. A great focus has been to challenge the role of audience and performer, both spectators and makers.
I am often interested in transdisciplinary connections to widen my perception of art and its manifestation.
Movement Improvisation is central to my self-practice, in and off stage, as I strongly believe that our capacity to go back to our imagination can lead us to make extraordinary things while taking people on a brand new journey.
More recently I became closer to meditative practices, such as Yoga, which I intend to explore further in relation to dance as a somatic practice.
As a Maker, my main concern as a dance artist is to awaken people's awareness regarding the importance of promoting artwork that stimulates people's ability to question and reflect upon what they see and experience. I believe that art should be accessible to everyone and that as artists we should never undermine everyone's capacity to think and understand art, whether is a dance performance, an installation or a painting, to list some."
Ways of Seeing, Ways of Being - by Lucy Suggate
In The Ink Dark – by Luke Pell
We Are All Just Little Creatures – by Christine Devaney
Shoelaces– by Carolina Ravaioli & Mark Bleakley
A Nude Descends into a Lump – By Mark Bleakley
Music/Dancer improvisation - led by Solène Weinachter & Jer Reid
Cosmic Sculptures – by Lucy Suggate and dancers
Art Suite – in collaboration with Blair Coron and Salvino Volpe as part of Wee Theatres Glasgow
Selfies x 4 – by Marina Collard (EN – FR)
Space In and As Body – Marina Collard and Kate Johnson’s project for LIMEN at TripSpace (London)
First Class Honours Degree at Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance - BA (Hons) Contemporary Dance - London