Emanuela Iacopini

Emanuela Iacopini

emanuela-iacopini-artiste-trois-c-lEmanuela Iacopini was born in Rome in 1974 and grew up in Luxembourg where she obtained a European Baccalaureat.

Her passion for science and arts leads her to choreology studies at the Scuola Professionale Italiana di Danza in Milan. Thereafter she is off to London to obtain a BSc (Hons) in Chemistry at the Queen Mary University of London. While in the British capital, she also obtains her MSc in Dance Science from the Trinity Laban Conservatoire for Music and Dance. This leads her to scientific research in dance kinesiology and she will present her work at the annual meeting of the International Association for Dance Medicine and Science in San Francisco (2004), and soon in Singapore (2012), as well as in Viljiandi Kultuurakademia in Estonia (2007). In addition, she is a certified practioner in yoga (from SVYASA, Bangalore) and in the Eyerman Technique of Bodywork and Movement.

Dance opens doors to various horizons for her. She works as a dancer and choreographer with different local structures amongst which are Théâtre des Capucins in Luxembourg and festival of Wiltz (for Les Caprices de Mariane by Musset, mise en scène Claudine Pelletier),  Dance Palace (with Alexandra Deutsch), Kulturfabrik (with Laurent Payfert, Sergio Rodrigues, Maxime Bender, Jean-Marc Barthelemy), and also Danz Festival Letzebuerg, Theaterfest, Opderschmelz, TRAFFO, Mierscher Kulturhaus and le Grand Theatre de Luxembourg (for The Job, music by Camille Kerger), and TROIS CL. Several foreign platforms encourage her work, such as Qdos Entertainment and E&B Productions (UK), Lyceum Theatre in Sheffield (UK), Attakkalari Centre for Movement Arts in Bangalore (IN), Danceworks and Artelier in London, Lux ist Tanz festival in Berlin, and the Internatonal Children’s Theatre Festival in Ankara (TR).

She also works as a choreographer for films, i.e. in Les dents de la nuit by Vincent Lobelle and Stephen Cafiero, in Réfractaire by Nicola Steil, and Arretez-moi by Jean Paul Lilienfeld.

After returning to and settling in Luxembourg in 2005, she associated with Rajivan Ayyappan (composer) and Isabelle Siempelkamp (researcher) to found VEDANZA Artists International (2006). Her creations include Permanent Impermanent (2005), A Fountain For Instance (2006), Goose Bumps (2008), Project O (2010), et The JOB (2010). Since 2007 she is also course leader in Contemporary dance and Dance kinesiology at the Conservatoire de la Ville de Luxembourg.

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