Driven by the urgency to create an augmented sense of Solidarity and Community as an antidote to Solitude, my idea for the project is to collect a series of gestures and movements from different kind of people which will be the base for me to develop a dance solo performance. After this period of crisis and shocks which have awakened us, I believe it is mandatory to give people space to express also with their bodies. I would like to bring hope through movements into a choreography that is especially made to connect together, trust and engage with each other in a profound and intimate way. The gestures of the people have to come from a moment of reflection on the time of the Lockdown that they personally went through. In the dance solo that I will create, based on the gestures of the people,I will have the role of connecting each participant’s movements and represent with my body their inner feelings and sensations.The participants in this sense, will co-choreograph the totality of the work and are thus co-creator of the performance.
My name is Marika Meoli. I’m a professional dancer, choreographer and dance teacher currently based in the Netherlands (Maastricht). After graduating at Codarts, Rotterdam (2015) I started to work as a performer for different projects around Europe and Asia. Since 2018 I wanted to deepen more my work into my choreographic skills by working as an assistant choreographer and by creating my own dance performances. I have an enormous amount of energy and enthusiasm for the work and the people in general and I use dance as a channel to touch the truth in the most authentic and honest way.