Livia Massarelli (1991), multifaceted dance artist and expert in meditation and coaching, dedicates her career to dance and to dancers' well-being, working internationally as a performer, choreographer, teacher, researcher and holistic coach.
Livia has performed nationally and internationally in acclaimed works by Dora Frankel Dance Company, Edge Company, BarberDance, SkogDans and she was part of "The Grain" project with Avant Garde Dance Company.
She has performed in Italy, UK, Scotland, Austria, Germany and Portugal in choreographies by Shobana Jeyasingh, Tony Adigun, Patricia Okenwa, Allen and Karen Kaeja, Emanuel Gat, Claudia Castellucci, Malou Airaudo, Rodolfo Leoni, Sara Lourenco, Andrea Palombi, Francesca Lombardo, Ricky Bonavita, Giovanna Velardi.
Livia collaborated as a performer in multidisciplinary performances on stage and site-specific.
Livia was part of the company "SineNomine" composed by free artists and prisoners of Maiano Prison (IT) directed by Giorgio Flamini.
As an educator, Livia has taught workshops, prevocational and professional classes in and for prestigious schools in the UK and abroad.
She has taught at The Place, (London) The Scottish School of Contemporary Dance ( Dundee), Dance City (New Castle), Gloucester University, Iwanson International School of Contemporary Dance (Munich), The Andover College, The South East College (London), Teatro Greco (Rome) and in a various professional and private dance schools in Italy, UK and Portugal.
From 2018 Livia is a dance teacher for companies as Shobana Jeyasingh Dance Company (UK) Avant Garde Dance Company (UK), Dora Frankel Ensemble (UK), Equilibrio Dinamico (IT).
In August 2019 Livia got the qualification "CACHE Level 2 certificate in understanding children and young people mental health"
In 2020 Livia got a MA in performance at London Contemporary Dance School.
In 2017 Livia performed with the international touring dance company EDGE17 based at The Place (London), and she graduated as a PostGraduate student at London Contemporary Dance School.
In 2013 She graduated with honours from The National Dance Academy of Rome, and in 2015 she completed the professional course at RIDA (Rome International Dance Academy) directed by Sara Lourenco and Andrea Palombi.
She has studied and worked with world-renown artists participating in workshops and festivals such as Impulztanz, Biennale Danza, Festival Dei Due Mondi, Dance Umbrella.
Dance artist, educator, researcher and holistic coach
Livia's works combine intellectual research and visceral physicality. Livia is passionate about collaborations between different artists and she explore movement as a special way to connect with people and stimulate critical thinking.
Her works has been performed in venues such as The Place Theatre (London, UK), Caos Centre (Terni, Italy), Tripspace (London, UK), Casa des artes (Porto,Portugal) The Blue Elephant Theatre (London, UK), Ruskaja Theatre (Rome, Italy), Sala Frau (Spoleto, Italy) and at The Italian Parliament in Rome (on behalf of The National Dance Academy of Rome).
Livia's solo "Lichtspiel Dance" has been selected in the festival "Nutrimenti 2011" and her own choreographies have been presented at festivals as "Terni Festival 2018" (IT) "Resolution Festival 2018-2019" (UK), "Prospettiva Nevskij 2018" (IT) "Terni Festival 2015" (IT), "Festival Arte E Scienza 2014" (IT) "The Play Space 2017" (UK).
She has created works for diverse spaces such as stage, arts galleries, museums, and public spaces such as bridges and fortresses.
Livia has collaborated with many artists including visual artists, musicians, composers and with technology experts such as engineers and computer scientists.
MEDITATION AND COACHING
Livia supports dancers and non-dancers in finding their own wellbeing, improving their performance and their career. She has developed a personal meditation practice for dancers and artists and she offers mentoring and coaching sessions.
Livia has been collaborating as a researcher with various dance companies, Dance Universities and Organisation such as Rambert School and Towards Vivencia.
Livia is a certified Thetahealing® practitioner and meditation guide (she is studying with Master Davide Cova at the centre Dorje-Ling).
Livia is currently working as rehearsal director and holistic coach with Equilibrio Dinamico Dance Company (IT).
photo by James Beresford