2021 has been a strange year. The transition into “normal life” again is not so easy after so many months indoors. The winter was particularly tough. But there was a highlight that I’d like to share with you. The amazing photographer Francesca Leonardi asked me to be a part of her project “I don’t want to stop dancing”… The project became an article for the weekly magazine “F”. The complete (and outstanding) photo album is on my Flickr.

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Looking inside, looking outside. Adapting, building a resilient body to survive the pandemic with creativity and vigor.

The following videos tell a little bit of my state of mind in these months of physical distancing. Some are home productions, others are filmed in the nature outdoor, and one of them was filmed at my dance studio. I’m glad to share them again as the year is ending.

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In 2009 I spent Easter in Egypt. This year of course I’m staying home with the feeling that something went wrong with our world. So many things changed but today it comes to my mind specially the beautiful Coptic area in the Old Cairo – that later suffered the terroristic attacks in 2016 and 2017. It was such a lovely, ancient and cosy place, as the whole country, the amazingly welcoming Egypt, what happened there… 

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The city where I was born – Araraquara – is located in the heart of the huge deep reddish soil area in South America known as Terra Roxa. In Portuguese the word roxa means means purple, but the Italian immigrants that arrived there at the beginning of 20th century called it rossa, red, and the Brazilians mistook it for roxa. Let’s the fusion of purple and red illustrate this blend of cultures and misunderstandings from which I come…

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