Marco Torrice

Marco Torrice is a dance maker, choreographer and dance teacher. He was born and raised in Rome, where studied philosophy at La Sapienza University. During his university studies he started as well to take dance classes and dance workshops in Italy and all around Europe. In 2006 he moved to Brussels to study at P.A.R.T.S. (Performing Arts Research and Training Studios) where he graduated in 2010.

Marco worked for the Belgian dance companies Mossoux- Bontè, and Rosas, and for the Hungarian dance company Hodworks. He also took part in 'The show must go on' by Jerome Bell and in 'La Valse', a dance film by Thierry De Mey, based on the choreography created on Maurice Ravel’s 'La Valse' as the final part of ZOO’s performance Accords, by Thomas Hauert.

Marco is author as well of different dance performance such as: 'Three études on Ligeti' (2008), in collaboration with the Hungarian choreographer Csaba Molnar. ‘Me, Myself and I’ (2011), a solo based on the collaboration with Marta Virag, researcher in the field of Neuroscience. Together with the Hungarian choreographer Csaba Molnar, he also created ‘Kitty 2012’ (2011), which was selected for Aerowaves 2011. In 2012, together with the Hungarian choreographers Adrien Hod and Csaba Molnar, he created ‘The way my father imagined it all’, within ‘Jardin d’Europe’ project, and ‘Centipedes’, commissioned by SEAD (Salzburg Experimental Academy of Dance) for the ‘Bodhi Project’ dance company. In 2014 he collaborates with Csaba Molnar for the creation of ‘Decameron'.

Between 2015 and 2017 he performed a series of solo within the context of ‘Liminal’, a music electronic festival based in Rome, which aims to create a space of free cultural experimentation and cross-media different performing arts.

In 2017 he opened his dance research to all sort of performing artists, dancers and actors with different back-ground. Out of this research period, between Brazil, Budapest, Rome and Bruxelles, Marco’s artistic focus shifted into the ‘social aspect’ of dance, to how a dance practice can gather different kinds of people and serve different functions such as performance, pedagogy and 'fun'. Out of this research period he set up the basic elements of ‘Melting Pot', a dance practice based on improvisation which works as a meeting place for dance challenge and exchange, where dancers from different styles and cultural backgrounds can enter a dialogue.

Between 2018 and today ‘Melting Pot’ Jam Session got presented in different Theatre, Exhibition spaces, clubs and schools, such as, Les Brigittines (be), Park Ost (be), Rataplan (be), La Bodega (be), T-dance Festival (it), La Pelanda (it)…

Besides his work as a dancer and choreographer, Marco also teaches and gives workshops in different dance schools such as P.A.R.T.S. (Performing Arts Research and Training Studios), the Budapest Contemporary Dance Academy, SEAD (Salzburg Experimental Academy of Dance), Tanzfabrik (Berlin), Isadora Duncan Center (Prague), Artesis Plantijn Hogeschool (Antwerpen), ISAC | Institut Supérieur des Arts et Chorégraphies and at Da.Re. Dance Research (Rome)

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