OpenFLR 2017




Canadian dancer Dorotea Saykaly is currently working with the Goteborg Danskompani since 2014. Since joining the company, she has worked with choreographers Ina Christel Johannessen, Michael Keegan-Dolan, Marina Mascarell, Saburo Teshigawara and Alan Lucien Oyen. She has also performed works by Sidi-Larbi Cherkaoui, Hiroaki Humeda, Ohad Naharin and Sharon Eyal. […]

Dorotea Saykaly



OpenFLR would like to open its doors to a young talent. After the successful past editions, OpenFLR 2017 (6th/23rd July 2016) is looking for one emerging choreographer to come to Florence and create a new piece, alongside internationally acclaimed choreographers. If selected, you will deliver two half-day workshops/auditions to the […]

OpenFLR Young Talent – Call for a young choreographer


Sebastien Perrault began his dance training at the Conservatory of Angers. In 2000, he joined the Young International Ballet of Cannes, Rosella Higthower. In 2001 he joined the Ballet Junior de Genève for two years and performed there Mozart à 2 and Gnossiennes by Thierry Malandain, First Impression by Ruth […]

Sebastien Perrault


Shumpei Nemoto received his dance training at the Nemoto Ballet Studio in Japan and at the English National Ballet School after receiving Espoir prize at Prix de Lausanne in 1999. He started professional career at the Royal Ballet in 2000 and danced at Deutsche Oper Am Rhein between 2003-2007 and […]

Shumpei Nemoto



Christopher began his career with the Hofesh Shecter Company.  Since 2006 he has been one of it’s original company members, making and touring Internationally.  His relationship to the work has always been strengthened through leading workshops and intensives  worldwide. During this time he has also worked with Jonathan Lunn to […]

Christopher Evans


Following the success of 2015 and of 2016, OpenFLR will organise an extra performance for the participants of OpenFLR. This improvisation performance will take place in Florence’s public space, and it will be lead by local artists Carolina Amoretti and Cristina D’Alberto, members of FIKA. NOTE: the process and the […]

Site Specific Performance 2017


Jenia Kasatkina studied modern and contemporary dance at the Rotterdam Dance Academy, Codarts. During her education and after her graduation in 2009 she has worked with several companies and choreographers such as: Anouk van Dijk, Jack Gallagher, Arno Schuitemaker, Leine&Roebana, Norrdans, De Stilte, United-C, among  others. In 2012 Jenia became […]

Countertechnique with Jenia Kasatkina



Alessandro has graduated from Rambert School in London and he now is a freelancer developing projects across Europe. He has been Co-director of Impermanence Dance Theatre in Bristol (UK) for the past five years while also working on solo work presented at different festivals and cabaret stages internationally.He has started his career joining ITdansa in […]

Contemporary with Alessandro Marzotto Levy


Christopher began his career with the Hofesh Shecter Company.  Since 2006 he has been one of it’s original company members, making and touring Internationally.  His relationship to the work has always been strengthened through leading workshops and intensives  worldwide. During this time he has also worked with Jonathan Lunn to […]

Contemporary with Christopher Evans and Rachele Rapisardi


Born in 1980 in Italy, in 2004 he finished his MA studies in Foreign Languages and Literature at the University of Padua. He started studying dance in Padua with C. Di Napoli. In 2006, he was invited to join the Rotterdam Dance Academy (Codarts) where in 2008 he obtained a […]

Contemporary with Giacomo Della Marina



OpenFLR 2017 will take place in different locations around an area of the city: Headquarters and Studio 1: Il Vivaio del Malcantone – Via del Malcantone 15/b, 50137 Firenze Studio 2: oMA – Viale dei Mille 90, Florence Studio 3: Le Murate – Piazza delle Murate, 50122 Firenze, Italy Studio […]

Locations 2017


OpenFLR is striking deals for the participants concerning accommodation! Ostello Sette Santi is offering a special rate of  20EUR pp (+ breakfast for 3EUR pp) in a 4-beds room shared with other participants of OpenFLR 2017. Please contact the hostels directly for the booking, mentioning that you are a participant […]

Accommodation 2017