PREVIOUS EDITIONS


One week has passed by since the end of OpenFLR 2017. It has been an amazing and intense edition. The Openflr team would like to thank everybody involved: our choreographers Dorotea Saykaly, Shumpei Nemoto, Jasmine Ellis, Christopher Evans, their assistants Ale Marzotto, Miguel Angel Guzmán, Rachele Rapisardi, our Countertechinque teacher Jenia Kasatkina, our partners in crime Il Vivaio del Malcantone, Le […]

THANK YOU





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




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



OpenFLR 2016 was a great adventure! The organisation would like to thank everyone who, in different ways, has helped to make it possible: Rosalba Torres Guerrero, Guido Sarli, Fernando Troya, Elisa Zuppini and Manuel Ronda; Mose Risaliti and Silvia Bennett; Elvira Boccia; Claudia Balocchini, Elisa Godani and Giulia Moretti; Sebastian […]

THANK YOU!


When? 20th July 2016, 21:30 Where? Limonaia di Villa Strozzi Program: Coreography: Rosalba Torres Guerrero with Danya Gonzalez, Chloe Lao, Aranza Flores Mojica Coreography: Manuel Ronda with Alejandro Chavez Flores, Giulia Piana, Diana Gulezen, Yokoyani Arreola Sanchez, Danai Christakakou, Claudia Lomar, Marisol Xochihua Rojo Coreography: Guido Sarli with Andrea Galizia, […]

OpenFLR 2016 Final Performance


When? 19th July 2016, 18:30 Where? Teatro Romano di Fiesole Program: Coreography: Rosalba Torres Guerrero with Danya Gonzalez, Chloe Lao, Aranza Flores Mojica Coreography: Manuel Ronda with Alejandro Chavez Flores, Giulia Piana, Diana Gulezen, Yokoyani Arreola Sanchez, Danai Christakakou, Claudia Lomar, Marisol Xochihua Rojo Coreography: Guido Sarli with Andrea Galizia, […]

OpenFLR 2016 Tryout @ Fiesole



Starting on July 2nd, the International Summer Intensive’s programme is full of appointments for local dancers and audience. One of them is the daily open classes. This year OpenFLR offers Countertechnique with Elita Cannata and M. Eugenia Demeglio and Flying Low with Cristina Planas Leitão. The classes are open to […]

OpenFLR Morning Classes


OpenFLR goes to the Garden Giovani talenti internazionali al Giardino dell’Orticoltura Giovedi’ 14 Luglio 2016, h 20:30 – Facebook event Nell’ ambito dell’ Estate Fiorentina 2016, dal 9 giugno al 28 Luglio 2016 all’ interno del Giardino dell’Orticultura si svolgera’ Creative Factory, a cura dell’Associazione Heyart. Il 14 Luglio Creative Factory […]

OpenFLR goes to The Garden – 14th July 2016 @ ...


During OpenFLR 2016, our resident Flying Low teacher Cristina Planas Leitão will undergo a residency at the Vivaio del Malcantone, our co-organising institution. On 16th July 2016 Cristina will share the work emerged from her residency.   About the Residency…. The Primal Piece Cristina Planas Leitão & Jasmina Križaj “The […]

Cristina Planas Leitão & Jasmina Križaj: The Primal Piece. Residency ...



OpenFLR and Dance Italia have started a partnership that is full of advantages for participants of both intensives!!!! Participants of OpenFLR are eligible for a 20% discount on Dance Italia’s workshops in Lucca in July and August 2016. Participants of Dance Italia have the possibility of attending OpenFLR accessing our […]

OpenFLR + Dance Italia


OpenFLR 2016 will take place in different locations around an area of the city: Headquarters: Il Vivaio del Malcantone – Via del Malcantone 15/b, 50137 Firenze Studio 1: oMA – Viale dei Mille 90, Florence Studio 2: Nexus Studio – Via F. Rismondo 14, 50131 Florence Studio 3: Magma – […]

Locations 2016






Cristina Planas Leitão – Choreographer, Performer and Teacher. Holds a BA in Dance Performance from ArtEZ – Hogeschool voor de Kunsten in Arnhem, The Netherlands, graduating in 2006. She has worked extensively with David Zambrano since 2005 as a student. In 2010 she was one of 50 artists chosen to be a part of 50 […]

Flying Low with Cristina Planas Leitão



Guido Sarli began his dance studies in Rome, later continuing his training in Holland where he graduated as a dancer at the Rotterdam Dance Academy (Codarts). In his career he has worked with companies like IT Dansa (Barcelona), where he has danced works by Gustavo Ramirez, Alexander Ekman, Stijn Celis, […]

Guido Sarli


Originally from Italy, M. Euge­nia Demeglio is currently based in the United Kingdom. She has studied Countertechnique since 2007 and had an internship as Anouk van Dijk’s assistant in 2008. She was selected to attend the Countertechnique Teacher Training program in 2014 and has been teaching Countertechnique since then. After grad­u­at­ing […]

Countertechnique with M. Eugenia Demeglio


Rosalba Torres Guerrero is French-Spanish-Belgian, born in Switerland in 1974. After studies in the Geneva Conservatory and the CNDC in Angers, she began her carrier in 1995 with Philippe Decouflé with ‘Decodex’ and in 1997 with Ismaël Ivo in Weimar in ‘Medeamaterial’. From 1997 to 2005, she has joined the […]

Rosalba Torres Guerrero



Fernando Troya is an independent artist willing to break borders. He has performed internationally with Nederlands Dans Theater, Staattheater Wiesbaden and Staattheater Nürnberg for 7 years (2008-2014). He is currently freelancing in many different project, recently working with Lukas Timulak & Cathy Marston. He also performs in his own creations, […]

Fernando Troya



Born in Italy, Elita Cannata is currently based between Amsterdam and Florence. She studied at Rotterdam Dance Academy / Codarts in the Netherlands, where she graduated as a professional dancer in 2007. During and after her graduation, among others she danced for José Navas, Megumi Nakamura, Laura Bernasconi, anoukvandijk dc, […]

Countertechnique with Elita Cannata







Keren Rosenberg (IL/NL) studied in The Jerusalem  Dance  Academy  and  in  The Academy of  the Kibbutz  Dance  Company from  which she  continued  to  dance  for several high profile Israeli companies, among which are  Idan Sharabi  &  Dancers,  Fresco Dance Company, Ido Tadmor Dance Company and Tami Dance Company. She  is […]

Keren Rosenberg


Joeri Alexander Dubbe (NL) was born in Haarlem, The Netherlands. After his 9 year eductation at the National Ballet School, Joeri joined the Dutch National Ballet. During his time as a classical dancer he danced all the major ballets such as Swan Lake, Nutcracker, Sleeping Beauty and Romeo and Julliet. […]

Joeri Dubbe





Riccardo Meneghini was born in Italy in 1979, he graduated from I.S.E.F. (University of Verona) Diploma in Physical Education and attended a professional courses at “Accademia Isola Danza” in Venice, artistic director Carolyn Carlson. In the academic year 2001/2002 he joined “Transitions”at Laban Centre London achieving diploma in performance with […]

Riccardo Meneghini


Natalia Horecna studied at the Bratislava Dance Conservatory and was already dancing in productions of the National Theatre of Slovakia. In 1993 she won a prize at the Prix de Lausanne. From 1994 till 2003 she was a member of the Hamburg Ballet and was promoted as soloist. From 2003 […]

Natalia Horecna



Edan’s work always explores psychological and emotional realms. His work demands from his dancers high levels of physical awareness and performance presence. Improvisational tools take a large part in the research and creation process and in live action on stage as well. The source of physicality comes from enhancing the […]

Edan Gorlicki


21 December – 14.00/18.00 22 December – 10.00/14.00 ” Every joint in our body is created by points of contact.We are in permanent contact with the environment, and we do create and cut spaces throughout contact. During the workshop the aim is to analyze and explore the architecture and structure […]

WORKSHOP 1 – BRIGEL GJOKA




March 8 2014 14:00-18:00 March 9 2014 10:00-14:00 “Through a structured, high paced and dynamic contemporary class, dancers are invited to find power, energy and quality of movements in relaxation”. The class includes some elements of Release/ Limon technique, extensive floor work, principles of  yogic philosophy, breath exercises and simple yoga […]

WORKSHOP 3 – ROMAIN GUION


April, 12 2014 14:00-18:00 April, 13 2014 11:00-15:00 LAMA The ability and authority to teach yourself LAMA is an approach to dance that choreographer Edan Gorlicki created during his years developing his choreographic voice at Random Collision in Groningen, the Netherlands. The basic interest for Edan to create LAMA arose […]

WORKSHOP 4 – EDAN GORLICKI