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    Stefania Pigato (Member of the International Dance Council CID) received her training in Italy and abroad. She has studied with Noelle Winkelman (classical – Geneva Academy), Matt Mattox (jazz), Joe Alegado (modern – Limon), Jan Marc Boitiere (Jury member for contemporary dance exams - France), Stephen Petronio (contemporary), Nicole Caccivio (partnering and contact improvisation).

    Pigato founded a Dance Company and has directed theatrical productions that are performed in many festivals and international theatres such as: Roesso Mondo (Padua), Opus Ballet (Florence), Vicenza Dance Festival (Vicenza), Pergine Outdoor Performance (Trent), Augenblicks Theatre (Vienna), International Urban Dance Festival (Bologna). As choreographer she collaborates with and is invited by many prestigious dance companies such as: MAGGIO DANZA (Florence), CNSMD Conservatoire National Supérieur Musique et Danse de Lyon (FR), OPUS BALLET (Florence), M.M COMPANY (Reggio Emilia), VERVE – NORTHERN SCHOOL OF CONTEMPORARY DANCE (Leeds – UK).

    Pigato developed a specific choreographic exploration that led her to the creation of installations and site specific works. These are choreographic works designed for the enhancement, promotion and interaction of architectural sites, urban and industrial areas. In this sense, she has directed several dance and architectural productions that include: the inauguration of the Farina Institute (Vicenza) renovated by the renowned architect Portoghesi (Director of the Venice Biennale), “Out of Body” vertical dance production at the Psychiatric Institute (Pergine-Trent), “H2E” production for the promotion and enhancement of the Fountain of Neptune (Piazza Maggiore - Bologna).  In the field of alternative-industrial areas, she has directed choreographic performances for such brands as: Police and Givenchy (International Eyewear Trade Fair - Milan), Gufo (Pitti Moda - Florence), Prato Expo (International Textile Trade Fair - Leopoldo Railway Station – Florence), Bioline (International Cosmetic Trade Fair – Bologna), Andretto Design (Reggio Emilia), Credem (Castello Felino – Parma).

    Stefania Pigato has been committed to contemporary dance instruction since 2005 and developed her own technique, the “PIGATO CONTEMPORARY” which is much in demand in internationals schools. She collaborates with institutes and centres that train professional contemporary dancers and instructors: Summer School Royal Academy of Dance (Trent), Opus ballet (Florence), Riga State Academy (Latvia)   Agora Project (Reggio Emilia), IL BALLETTO (Castelfranco Veneto). 

    Many of the pieces she has choreographed in for prestigious dance schools have received numerous awards at international competitions. She has also been invited to sit on the juries of dance competitions and as audition coach at international schools. 

    Productions and performances

    Uno di dodici

    THEATRE PRODUCTION

    Uno di dodici

    Celeste

    PAS DE DEUX

    Celeste

    Take me away

    PAS DE DEUX

    Take me away

    Enough is Enough!

    THEATRE PRODUCTION

    Enough is Enough!

    Doppio Parlato

    PAS DE DEUX

    Doppio Parlato

    Ananda

    Back stage MAGGIO DANZA (Florence)

    Ananda

    Something Personal

    THEATRE PRODUCTION

    Something Personal

    Fast Kiss

    THEATRE PRODUCTION

    Fast Kiss

    Il giardino di Kama

    THEATRICAL PRODUCTION

    Il giardino di Kama

    Ali Spiegate

    THEATRE PRODUCTION

    Ali Spiegate

    H2e

    Experimental work for 7 dancers

    H2e

    Corpi in Vetro

    Site specific works

    Corpi in Vetro

    Dal gusto al piacere

    Site specific work

    Dal gusto al piacere

    Pigato Contemporary


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    PIGATOCONTEMPORARY
    THE METHOD

    The intensive and detailed exploration of motion at the foundation of the Pigato Contemporary method makes full use of a thorough understanding of classical dance in its effort to bring an artistic expression filled with elements suited to the understanding of contemporary dance.
    New paradigms of motion emerge from the development, modification, revolution and evolution of classical dance. These principles are derived from the fusion of various contemporary dance techniques as well as from Stefania Pigato’s personal experimentation. 
    Studying this method results in the command of a spontaneous and seamless style based upon constant motion that is agile and rapid with a wealth of natural virtuosity in which technique is at the service of innovative standards. 

    Nothing in this technique is left to improvisation.
    Each passage/element or standard is expressed through specific exercises in progress and the technique, although it produces fluid and weightless motion, it is supported by an elaborate conceptual work of analysis. 

    The method itself is seconded by choreographic work articulated upon various levels of difficulty which are, in turn, succeeded in the method.

    The choreographic repertoire features solo studies, pas-de-deux or group compositions.

    Every choreographic work embraces a specific interactive message sustained by a dramatic plot which develops the theme of the chosen work. 

    The complete method – which envelopes technique, contact improvisation, partnering and choreography – delivers technical, stylistic, expressive and creative values in a way that is easily and clearly conveyed.

    The didactics of the Pigato Contemporary method are subdivided into a series of lessons that follow a specific progression of difficulty.

    Lessons are held at the “centre” without the aid of the dance barre, integrating several aspects and work programmes. The lessons are structured around a series of exercises, diagonals, variations, body contact, partnering elements, analysis of choreographic sequences that include solos, pas-de-deux and choreographic compositions.

    The PIGATO CONTEMPORARY method is requested in many schools in Italy and abroad such as: IL BALLETTO (Castelfranco Veneto - TV), OPUS BALLET – CENTRO INTERNAZIONALE DI DANZA E SPETTACOLO (FI), SUMMER SCHOOL – ROYAL ACADEMY OF DANCE (Val di Non – TN), ACCADEMIA STATALE (Riga – Latvia), NORTHERN SCHOOL OF CONTEMPORARY DANCE (Leeds - UK), DANCE EDUCATIONAL CENTER (Tombolo – PD), LABORATORIO DANZA (VR), DANZA MANIA (Pergine – TN), PROGETTO DANZA (Legnago – VR), DIDANZA (Zanè – VI), ARTE IN MOVIMENTO (Asolo – TV), ALIINSCENA (Arzignano – VI). 

    Many Italian dance teachers are studying and practicing the PIGATO CONTEMPORARY method.

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