Riccardo Guratti (IT/NL, 1984)
Riccardo Guratti was born in Cori under the influence of the Moon in Venus.
At 10, while walking in the forest, he meets a group of unicorns and decides to study theater to get closer, as close as possible, to beauty and a sense of community. At 17 he meets a black lioness and a red praying mantis and both, with the patience and the belief of a Kungfu master, introduce him into the world of movement, giving him the opportunity to grow and open his creative horizons beyond formal aspects. He studies then at the National Dance Academy in Rome, where between the Colosseum and the chemtrails, he understands that dance and choreography coincide with his life. He moves to Palermo, Berlin and Amsterdam following the migration of geese, reaching the SNDO School for new dance development. Since 2010 he creates his own works, varied in the forms as much as the people he meets and the places he lives in. Riccardo believes that the body conceals secret and otherworldly symbols and he is practicing this belief also by working with the choreographer Matej Keizar. Since 2016 he co-directs, together with Davide De Lillis and Eleonora Morza, the Cala Festival because he firmly believes that the north, today more than ever, has to migrate to the south just like the geese.