I was Born in Hungary, training first as a gymnast and continuing on to the National Ballet Academy at the age of 11. I completed nine year’s of classical ballett training and soon after joined the Kibbutz Contemporary Dance Company at the invitation of its founder Jehudit Arnon. She gave me opportunities to dance in the works of Mats Ek and Jiri Kylian and the different world of modern dance opened up to me.
After enjoying the best of the company and Israel, I went on a year long world-tour with Jan Fabre’s group Troubleyn as part of the performance “Da Un Altra Faccio del Tempo”. (This group has launched the solo careers of choreographers Antony Rizzi, Emio Greco and Marc Vandrux as well.)
Next up I was invited by William Forsythe to join his seminal Ballett Frankfurt. The following eight years, working with the company and learning how to Improvise, I gained a new understanding on dance, its creation, it’s artistic possibilities and I let go of any rigid ballet training. I entered into a new phase of creativity and a sense of high artistry. For the first time I enjoyed the creative process as much as performing. Apart from Forsythe I also got to work with some well known choreographers and artists such as Saburo Teshigowara, Jacopo Godani, Antony Rizzi, Mike Figgis, Ryuichi Sakamoto, Crystal Pite, Amanda Miller, Jonathan Burrows, and many others.
The valuable knowledge I’ve gained and sense of creative freedom is what I aim to bring further and share with my students.
In more recent years, I’ve had the great fortune to teach at many of todays best aceademies: the Palucca Hochschule Dresden, the Boston Conservatory of Music and Performing Arts, the Royal Academy of Antwerp, P.A.R.T.S Bruxelles, Codarts Rotterdam, the DANCE Apprentice program, the Venice Biennale, Tokyo ArchiTanz, Korean National University of the Arts, University of Istanbul, Mimar Sinan, Yildiz, Frankfurter Hochschule etc. and companies such as the Cullberg Ballett, Angelin Preljocaj Co, the Skanes Dansteater and others.
My aim in teaching is to lead dancers and performers to become more aware of their individual possibilities and free themselves from any perceived limitations.
THE DAF EXPERIENCE
Daf International Artists | Giovanni Insaudo making of “Give me something wonderful”
Giovanni Insaudo new work for students of Daf International project