Emanuele Soavi incompany
Emanuele Soavi is dancer, choreographer and artistic director of the Cologne-based label EMANUELE SOAVI INCOMPANY. After engagements as a dancer in Italy, Germany and the Netherlands, he has been working as a freelance choreographer for ensembles, theatres and universities internationally since 2006. In 2009 he was awarded the Cologne Dance Prize for a production by the collective movingtheatre.de, in 2011 he received the Cologne Actors' Prize. Soavi's works have been invited to numerous guest performances and international festivals in Germany, Italy, Spain, Austria, Ireland, Croatia, Sweden, the Netherlands and Belarus.
EMANUELE SOAVI INCOMPANY, founded in 2012, develops a wide variety of performance formats - acting within a local and international network, thinking in terms of content and structure. The spectrum of his work ranges from solo performances and choreographies in co-production with orchestras, opera houses, philharmonic orchestras, theatres and festivals to interdisciplinary projects in cooperation with partners from science, art and education.
Among the cooperation partners are tanzhaus nrw, Korzo Theater (The Hague / NL), LOFFT (Leipzig), Cologne Opera, Cologne Philharmonic, Duisburg Philharmonic / Theater Duisburg, Ludwigshafen Festival / Theater im Pfalzbau, Fundació Antoni Tàpies (Barcelona / ES), Lehmbruck Museum (Duisburg), Roman-Germanic Museum (Cologne), German Dance Archive (Cologne), University of Cologne, Folkwang University of the Arts (Essen), Zurich University of the Arts (CH), Susanne Linke, Jone San Martin, Joris-Jan Bos, Wolfgang Voigt, Konrad Junghänel with Cantus Cölln
Since 2016, EMANUELE SOAVI INCOMPANY has also been increasingly realizing participatory and discursive formats for the direct and continuous exchange between artists and the public, such as the 'Living Room' at the Galerie Freiraum in Cologne.
The work of the company is institutionally supported by the City of Cologne and the State of NRW, and the individual projects also receive regular funding from the Kunststiftung NRW.
Photo: © Jan Joris Bos