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Margherita (she/her) is an Italian dance artist based in Cologne, Germany. After studying acting in Milano she moved to Cologne where she finished her Bachelor in contemporary dance at the University for Music and Dance. Beside working as freelance dancer for various choreographer in Germany and Belgium, she brings forward her own researches and creations. In the past years she developed her practice around ideas of resilience, empowerment and collective working, interested in the development of feminist and anti capitalistic narratives. She has been researching on the concept of disappearing as a way of challenging hierarchies; on collective practices of mourning in order to deal with loss in a non-individualized way; on choreographic patterns evolving through urban spaces; on the embedded expectations that somatic dance practices might carry, questioning the concepts of release and safeness in its predominantly white environment in order to reflect on her own identity and her use of language.
Margherita received research grants from Dachverband Tanz, Fonds Darstellende Künste and from the Ministerium für Kultur und Wissenschaft des Landes Nordrhein-Westfalen and she was scholarship holder from Studienstiftung des deutschen Volkes during her studies. Her choreographic work has been shown in ZUKUNFTTANZT festival Frankfurt, tanzhaus nrw, Barnes Crossing, tanzfaktur (Köln), Studio Pro Arte, SoloDance Festival Bonn, Festival del Teatro Romano (Italy) and in 2019 she toured her collective ritual “Bath” in China.
In 2022 she co-funded the collective Oddacity (DE) with whom she is looking for queer and more-than-human approaches in their site specific project C|RISE in WWII bunkers.