Scuola internazionale delle Arti e della Cultura italiana

AEF Accademia Europea Firenze

The choreographer has the power and the freedom to represent, through movement, form and music, the ideas that can then become works of art.
But what does it take to become a choreographer? First and foremost, students who want to walk down this path must develop a solid technical base and expand their knowledge of the various dance styles.


After this, they must acquire and perfect their own basic abilities in various creative fields. When applied to dance, this process also includes an analysis of gestures, an emotional assessment of the states of mind, the development of the capacity for abstraction, and a search for beauty in its most subtle forms. At the same time, the choreographer must also learn how to recognize the dynamic principles of space, time and energy, and the way in which the body interrelates with these concepts.
The course is divided into three parts:
1. Dance Studies
2. Choreography Projects: Music Impulse! (a short choreography inspired by a piece of music); Made in Florence! (a more elaborate choreography, inspired by a place or a monument in Florence)
3. The Ballet Project! (The final result of the workshop, the fruit of the studies of movement, work in the classroom, individual work, and the ability to improvise).
Textbook: The Art of Making Dances, Doris Humphrey - A Primer for Choreographers, Lois Elfeldt

Teacher: Brunella Baldi

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  • Danza 1
  • Danza 2
  • Danza 3


For 25 years now, the Florence Dance Festival has represented a focal point of great importance for international dance in Florence. The events of the Festival have been, and are, still held in the most beautiful spots of the city: the Cascine Park, the Roman Amphitheatre of Fiesole, Piazza SS. Annunziata, the Boboli Gardens, the Uffizi Gallery, Piazzale Michelangelo, and Forte Belvedere, to name just a few. In its numerous editions, the greatest names in the world of dance have been guests at the Festival: Merce Cunningham, Maurice Béjart, Antonio Gades, José Limon, Carolyn Carlson, Trisha Brown, Igor Mossiev, Cristina Hoyos, David Parsons, Stephen Petronio, Boris Eiffman, Pasquale Rioult, Alessandra Ferri, Julio Bocca, Isabelle Gueren, Laurence Hillaire, Marga Nativo, and Carla Fracci as well as the leading companies worldwide. Since 2009 the Festival has been held in the National Bargello Museum: the privilege of being able to exploit such a magnificent courtyard for the performances offers an incredible opportunity of students of the European Academy of Florence. In fact, during the summer courses they are regularly involved in the productions and the unforgettable experience of holding a performance in a single site. What does it take to become a choreographer? How do you learn to give shape to ideas through movement and music? Our workshop is divided into three parts: dance, choreographic design and the final performance. Through this course, students have a complete experience in choreography under the guidance of an expert teacher acclaimed internationally.

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