Contemporary Intensive with Nico Monaco

Nico Monaco for ŻfinMalta National Dance Company Contemporary Intensive 1 Lorenzo Gatto
Contemporary intensive (15+)


Saturday 13th April / 10:00 – 12:00



Location: ŻfinMalta Studios, Valletta




This intensive is aimed at students of dance over 15 years old looking for an immersion into new techniques and vocabulary as well as adults who want to get physical. ŻfinMalta Dance Intensives are curated as themed experiences, focusing on a particular movement technique and exposing participants to guest teachers commissioned who contribute to company dancers’ training. In his workshops, Nico draws from his experience with renowned choreographers the tools that allow the dancers to increase the knowledge of their bodies and their movement by combining technical exercises and guided somatic improvisation.

About Nicola Monaco

Nicola Monaco trained in Italy where he attended the professional course of Aterballetto under the direction of Mauro Bigonzetti. In 2003 he worked for the award-winning Dutch dance company Emio Greco/PC, where he stayed until 2008. In 2009, he worked with choreographers such as Akram Khan, Gregory Maquoma, Tom Dale, The Featherstonehaughs and Shobana Jeyasingh Dance Company. In 2012 he was appointed as rehearsal director for Zfin Malta Dance Ensemble.


In 2013, Nicola joined Akram Khan Dance company as dancer and rehearsal director for productions Itmoi, Kaash and Xenos. In 2017, Nicola received the official qualification to teach the Double Skin/Double Mind methodology of ICK/Amsterdam (Emio Greco/PC). In 2019 he was appointed as assistant choreographer for the production Chotto Xenos directed by Sue Buckmaster. He also restaged AKC repertory at Stuttgart Ballet, Stanislavsky Theatre, Introdans, IT DANSA. Nicola also holds the official qualification to teach the Double Skin/Double Mind methodology of ICK/Amsterdam (Emio Greco/PC).

Nicola Monaco for a ŻfinMalta intensive


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