Contemporary & Afro/Caribbean Flow
Description of my class
Contemporary & Afro/Caribbean flow is Nicoletta's personal approach to Afro/Caribbean vocabularies and contemporary dance. This fusion aims to create a methodology which enable trained and untrained individuals to explore movements and music under an holistic perspective, and to rediscover them with Nicoletta's distinctive style.
Students are going to be introduced to many different types of Afro/Caribbean and Latino grooves as well as to contemporary approaches inspired by Gaga, contact improvisation, Cuban contemporary and Acogny technique. Students will be also led to listen and appreciate their bodies, to move and be moved by the dances and ultimately to engage into a cultural research and understanding of their own and others heritages.
Nicoletta 'Lady Key' Bonanni is an Italian dancer, teacher and choreographer originally from Rome and based in London since 2011. She graduated in 2015 from Kingston University but she previously attended a two years foundation degree course at City and Islington college run in partnership with IRIE! dance theatre and London Metropolitan University. During these two years she was introduced to traditional African & Caribbean dances, contemporary dance and choreography. Falling in love with these subjects, she eventually started to work towards the creation of a new teaching methodology, which aims to incorporate all these characteristics in one entity. Also experiencing Gaga methodology, Cuban contemporary, Acogny technique and contemporary African & Caribbean styles such as Dancehall and Afrobeat, enabled her to open up even more to different vocabularies and philosophies. In 2014 Nicoletta co-founded a dance theatre company called Bokatialo with dancer and choreographer Veronika Koleva. Their quirky blend of theatrical gestures and contact work, fused with contemporary and traditional dances, makes them a really unique duo to watch. Also, their shared love for live music such as blues, soul, jazz, afro and folk will see them soon collaborating with London based musicians as part of live performances in different venues.