Irene Sposetti

Year of starting to practice
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Irene Sposetti

Irene Sposetti  

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Irene is a multidisciplinary performing artist, teacher and dance maker. She studies drama, classical music and dance. 

While originally from Italy for the last nineteen years she has been living, traveling and working abroad as an independent freelancer. She is offering dance training, making performances and lectures in universities, schools, companies, festivals, cultural institutes, and independent platforms throughout Europe and Asia.

Her artistic path has been influenced therefore by many different cultures and is deeply intertwined with self-inquiry investigations and practices. 


The main theme of her movement research is Improvisation. Through her practice, she aims for a heightened state of presence, increased awareness in the body, effortless motion, and a broadening of the technical and investigative skills of the mover. 

She has a particular interest in intuitive learning processes, empowering individuals, and promoting independent research and artistic projects. She explores inner and outer ecology - believing that a healthy and creative relationship to the body can generate awareness, trust and authenticity in our lives as individuals and as a collective.

Her dance practice is mainly inspired by contact improvisation, instant composition techniques, experiential anatomy, martial arts, bodywork, yoga and meditation practices. 


In 2011 she created Being Motion, a platform for sharing her artistic practices, research, creations and educational projects.


Irene is deeply engaged in the research of Contact & Improvisation by teaching, organizing dance events and promoting the growth of new CI communities, especially in China and India. 

She regularly attends international gatherings of teachers and practitioners investigating further the practice and its development. 

Since 2009 she has been involved with the Goa Contact festival, particularly engaged in coordinating the Dance Exchange Program for Indian dancers and performance making, since 2017 she is engaged with Goa Dance Residency program.  


She performs and directs using mainly improvisation and instant composition, investigating and combining movement, live music and text. Her dance works are performed in theatres, site-specific, galleries, dance festivals and educational programs; she collaborates choreographing fashion shows and producing dance videos.


She has been developing most of her work at: 

Beijing Minzu University, Beijing Normal University, Beijing Capital Normal University, Central Academy of Drama Beijing, Nanchang Normal University, Shanghai Normal University, Ltdx Dance Academy, Beihe Academy Nanjing (China), 

Balletakademien (Stockholm), Ials (Rome), Gati (Delhi),

9 Company (Beijing), HouYing Dance Company (Beijing) Danceworx Company (Delhi/Mumbai) and Terence Lewis Dance Company (Mumbai), 

Les Temps du Corps (Paris), Play Practice Residency (Bangalore), Goa Dance Residency, KamshetCI (Pune ), Auroville ( India ), Ibiza and Barcelona. 


She participates since 2005 as teacher, performer and musician in numerous contact improvisation, contemporary dance and yoga festivals all over the world: Touch (Beijing), Freiburg, Würzburg, Vienna, Poland, Ester Impro, CmC Gottingen, Ibiza, NIM, Glarisegg, Goa, Malmö, Italy, Würzburg CI festivals; Beijing Universities Dance festival, Avayava (Pune), Fico Journey (Slovenia), Nataraj Dance Festival ( Delhi), Shakti festival (Delhi), No Mind, Yoda and Space of Love (Sweden), Mandala fest (Moscow).


Her latest dance works and performances: 


“Winged” dance video with I.Sposetti and Paul J Castañeda, India 2020 

“Anima” dance video directed by M.Belin, choreography-casting by BeingMotion, Shanghai 2018 

“You” dance performance with I.Sposetti and Xindi Chen, Beijing 2017-2018

“Conversations” site-specific dance performance with I.Sposetti, Yu-Chien Cheng and Jess Seetoo, Improvisation Festival, Shanghai 2017 

“ The scenes of the street” Dance theater performance directed by Yu-Chien Cheng, Inch Dance Company, Insideyuz, Shanghai 2017

“WuWei” Dance theater performance co-directed by Irene Sposetti and Zhao Xi, the New festival, Beijing 2016 

“Conversations” site-specific dance performance, directed by I.Sposetti, Nanchang 2016 

“Hong” dance performance directed by Zhao Xi, Beijing 2015 

“Nanachang Normal University” dance performance, directed by I.Sposetti, Nanchang 2015

“Beijing Design Week” site-specific dance performance, directed by I.Sposetti with seven dancers and live music, Beijing 2015 

“Rise” dance performance, created by BeingMotion with Irene Sposetti and Johan Nilsson, Sweden/India, 2012-2013

Significant teachers
Simonetta Alessandri, Kirstie Simson, Julien Hamilton, Elsa Wolliaston, Vera Orlock, Karl Frost, Andrew Harwood