Emio Greco+Pieter C. Scholten
Born in Brindisi on 1965, Emio Greco comes from a family of country folk. In his youth he studied various music techniques, from jazz to classical, before moving to Cannes where he attended the Rossella Hightower international dance centre and worked for four years with Patrick Tridon's Ballet Antibes. In 1987 he moved to Paris and in 1992 he joined the company of the choreographer Jan Fabre, where he remained until 1996. 1995 saw a turning point in his career, when he met the Dutch director Pieter C. Scholten in Amsterdam. The two soon began a long collaboration researching a new form of dance through the language of the body. Together, they founded Emio Greco_Pc and published an artistic Manifesto, Les sept nécessités, which redefined the fundamentals of dance.
That same year they debuted with Bianco, with which they implemented the theoretical/philosophical principles of the Manifesto for the first time. Emio Greco_Pc has received many acknowledgements, including the Philip Morris Arts Prize (1999), the Sonia Gaskell Prize for choreography, in particular for the entire Double Points series (2001), and the Herald Angel for Double Points One & Two (2001), Time Out Live (2004), confirming the quality of their research. Emio Greco also received the Danza & Danza Award in Italy, as best choreographer and interpreter of the 2002 season. The company has also opened an effective and intense forum on its website, attracting critics, journalists, professionals or simply anyone with an interest in the subject. Their notebook is a gathering of notes and of music compositions of the couple while in the process of thinking a new show.
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