Nicola Galli (1990, Ferrara – IT) works on body research, stated in artistic pieces and devices that ranges from choreography to performance, from body installations to graphics.
Galli starts as agonist gymnast and then approaches to the body research at Teatro Nucleo (Ferrara), studying the languages of physical theatre and contemporary dance. Moreover he experiences a lot of heterogeneous disciplines: Renaiassance dance, modern dance, hip-hop, body percussion, Japanese drum technique and muscular rebalancing workshop ‘Monari Method’. In 2010 he starts a personal research focused on shape and definition of the “stratification” and “landscape” concepts in connection with the body, that develops in installations and choreographic pieces. Starting from the geometry and the astronomy he is fascinated by anatomy, proportion and details; these elements compose the core of his trasversal scenic imaginary.
From 2010 to 2014 he worked as dancer and performer in the company Collettivo Cinetico directed by Francesca Pennini. Since 2014 he is choreographer supported by TIR Danza. In 2014 is selected artist at Italian Istitute of Culture in Paris with the performance Delle ultime visioni cutanee. From 2015 to 2016 creates the pièces Jupiter and beyond, Venus, Mars, a choreographic trilogy focused on solar system.
In 2017 creates the pièce De rerum natura with Balletto di Toscana Junior (Italy) and the support of Prove d’Autore XL – project of the Italian Network Anticorpi XL. In 2018 creates the interactive performance Genoma scenico for the Science Museum MUSE in Trento, with the support of Centro Culturale S. Chiara and Festival Oriente Occidente, and wins the prize Equilibrio – Fondazione Musica per Roma with the pièce Deserto digitale.
In 2018 wins Danza & Danza Prize as best emerging choreographer with the pièce De rerum natura. In 2019 wins the italian national prize Sfera d’Oro per la danza.
His works are selected for Italian and international festivals: Vetrina della Giovane Danza d’Autore in 2012 and 2015 (Network Anticorpi XL – IT), Nid Platform 2015 and 2019, International Festival D-Caf (El Cairo), Tanzmesse (Dusseldörf). Moreover, he presents site-specific performance in collaboraction with important italian institutions: MUSE (Trento), Scuola Normale Superiore (Pisa), La Galleria Nazionale d’Arte Moderna e Contemporanea (Roma), Fondazione Perugia Musica Classica (Perugia).