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Common Ground in Diversity is a 15 minutes documentary film capturing our four days of choreographic research with a group of mixable performers, researchers and musicians organized by tanzfähig and matanicola in the framework of the Creative Europe programme of the European Union “Moving Beyond Inclusion”. 

We are so very honored to be part of this important project which supports the development of skills, expertise and audiences within the professional inclusive sector of disabled and non-disabled dancers. It aims to bring about a broadening of perceptions and practice within the mainstream dance world, ensuring that positive change can be sustained through the showcasing of and opening-up of discussion around the best of inclusive practice.



From September 15 to 18 2016, we will be leading a four days choreographic research organized by & with tanzfähig and other invited international guests, in the framework of the Creative Europe Project  moving beyond inclusion. The research could possibly be the starting point for the creation of a new work and will give us the opportunity to enlarge our understanding, skills and questions about operating with diverse physicalities. As the research is conceptualized as an open studio, dance makers, organizers and/or others are invited to follow the process. The guests will have the opportunity to share and discuss their impressions with us, the participants and the organizers. If you are interested, please contact:


 Störung / הפרעה – Final Concluding Conferences:Störung / הפרעה” is a unique collaborative interdisciplinary project that brings together scientists, professional dancers and choreographers, physicians, as well as people with Parkinson’s from Israel and Germany, to explore different aspects of human movement and movement disorder. The Final Concluding Conferences are opportunities to invite the different communities involved in the project and the public to meet and share ideas, questions and current findings. Both conferences will include lectures by key speakers in the individual fields of study as well as presentations of the scientific and artistic research in a variety of forms. ­These will include formal lectures, performances and interdisciplinary workshops that combines scientific methods and practices from the world of contemporary dance. December 7-8.2015 in Tel Aviv-Jaffa, Israel December 18-19.2015 in Freiburg, Germany Full program of both conferences About tools and the instinct of the body –  An interview with Nicola Mascia and Matan Zamir  Additional information on:


bodieSLANGuage in the frame of ID festival Berlin: The performance will take place on Sunday, October 18 2015 19:00 at Radialsystem V (Holzmarktstr. 33 10243, Berlin) Facebook event * PREMIERE!! In October 2015, we are super excited to present in Berlin our new work BLEACH for & with Theater Thikwa. A work created with a cast of 4 down-syndrome performers. Premiere: 7.10.2015, 20:00 Additional performances: 08. – 10.10.2015 & 21. – 24.10.2015, 20:00 at  Theater Thikwa, Berlin, Germany. Bleach is a dive into the depth of white in search for the rainbow. Contact us for more details! * We are happy to announce the upcoming performances of bodieSLANGuage, a dance performance by matanicola and the progressive wave at Ballhaus Ost in Berlin Germany. 03. + 04. + 05. + 06. SEPTEMBER 2015 at 20:00 Tickets reservation: +49 30 440 39 168 | | Facebook event  


As the summer strikes in it’s full glory, we are happy to share with you our activities for July and August:
Following the successful German premiere at Radialsystem V in Berlin,  TO THIS PURPOSE ONLY is back to Italy for more shows in Mirabilia festival and in Padiglione Teatri of Milan expo 2015.

The performances will take place On SundayJuly 052015, 20:00 at Mirabilia Festival in Fossano, Italy and on MondayJuly 202015 at Teatro Franco Parenti during Padiglione Teatri in Milan, Italy.

In August, we are super excited to bring back and present in Brussels the Belgium premiere of our award winning duet UNDER, a collaborative work with the Israeli dancer and choreographer Yasmeen Godder
With these shows we are celebrating it’s 10th anniversary!

On WednesdayAugust 19 and ThursdayAugust 20, 2015 at Les Brigittines International Festival in Brussels, Belgium 

 On Sunday, June 28, 2015 we will perform “Intervention #4” at Deutsche Bank Kunsthalle in Berlin. “Intervention #4” is a continuation of matanicola’s ongoing improvisation series “versus,” which will be featured during the exhibition “Checkpoint California”. Expanding on their idea of two or more artists standing in opposition to each other, the series of events focuses on improvisation as a creative act. The goal is to allow a single happening to emerge out of each confrontation, each of which takes place in a different city or venue, and each time with a different combination of artists. The performances have a very flexible format, without any rules or long rehearsal periods, they seem as if they are occurring spontaneously. An instant composition is being created as it is being performed in front of an audience, exposing the fragility and risks taken during the creative process. The site specific performances are deeply inspired and influenced by the architecture of the performance venues; a reaction to space itself and a chance to discover and collect new choreographic material. With Nicola Mascia, Matan Zamir, Claudia De Serpa Soares and Jeff Wood Facebook event Further information about “Checkpoint California” and the exhibition program on:


Störung / הפרעה We’ve been invited by Monica Gillette and Josef Mackert from Theater Freiburg to join a unique project that unites young researchers, natural scientists, dancers and choreographers, physicians and parkinson patients in Israel and Germany to explore the different facets of human movement, and what it means to lose control over it through neurological disorders. After the first meeting in February 2015 at the “Winter School”, a week long conference with both teams from Germany and Israel, we will return to Freiburg during May-June 2015 to lead regular classes and continue researching with parkinson patients and young scientists. An Open practice presentation will take place on June 5, 2015 at 20:00. Additional information on:


After the successful world premiere and a wonderful Italian tour that visited eleven cities in 2013, we are excited to finally invite you to the German premiere of TO THIS PURPOSE ONLY for and with the Italian company Fattoria Vittadini. The performances will take place on Saturday, May 23 & Sunday, May 24 2015, 20:00, at Radialsystem V in Berlin, Germany – Facebook event Tickets reservation Watch the trailer * On Friday, May 8 and Saturday, May 9, 2015 at 20:00 we will present our latest creation bodieSLANGuage by matanicola and the progressive wave at Theater Freiburg, Germany – Facebook event


We are happy to announce the continuation of our ongoing collaboration with Tanzfähig by leading another intensive week workshop open to all physical diversities, professional/non professional dancers, actors, musicians and anyone interested in physical research. The workshop will take place at Tanzstudio Podewil (Klosterstraße 68 – 10179 Berlin, Germany)

 April 20 to 24, 2015, 11:00 to 17:00.

In order to save your place, please contact: Additional detailed information on: Download the flyer here Facebook event  * “bodieSLANGuage” review on iHeartBerlin  * Watch “bodieSLANGuage” as part of the documentary series “Sehen statt Hören: Tanz trifft Gebärdensprache” on BR Bayerisches Fernsehen: HERE * WORLD PREMIERE

We are happy to announce the world premiere of bodieSLANGuage, a dance performance by matanicola and the progressive wave.
11. September 2014, at 20:00. 
Additional performances: 12, 13. September and 9. – 12. October 2014, at 20:00

Ballhaus Ost | Pappelallee 15 | 10437 Berlin | | Tickets | 030 440 39 168 | | | Touring: 08. – 09.05.2015 at Theater Freiburg, Freiburg (Germany) bodieSLANGuage is a production of matanicola and the progressive wave in co-production with Theater Freiburg and Ballhaus Ost, Berlin. Funded by the Hauptstadtkulturfonds, Berlin. With the friendly support of TanzfabrikDock 11, Tess-Relay-DiensteEdelmat and Sniper, Berlin.      



We’ve been invited by Tanz Fähig to lead a weekend workshop with a group of mixable people in Berlin this upcoming June. This beautiful project bring together movers with diverse physical abilities and needs. together we will departure into the unexpected with 2 intensive days of The “unlearning” process workshop.

14.-15. June 2014 – 11am – 5pm at Ufer studios, Berlin

For more details and registration please contact:

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matanicola has been invited by Tanzfabrik to lead the “Performance project” at Uferstudios in Berlin, Germany. From February 24 to April 9, 2014 (7 weeks), Mo + Wed 20.00 – 22.00. The project will end with a public presentation on April 9, 2014 at 21.00 in Uferstudios.

*Each session will start with an open training at Uferstudios: Mo + Wed 18.15 – 19.45 You are very welcome to Join us!

For more details and registration please contact:

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The “unlearning” Process workshop lead by matanicola 17.-18.01.2014, Fr-Sa, 11-14 at ZKM – Zentrum für Kunst und Medientechnologie in Karlsruhe, Germany


PIECE OF ME – Israeli premiere

On December 31, 2013 and January 1, 2014, we will present PIECE OF ME at Machsan 2, the new space for dance in Jaffa port – Tel Aviv, Israel. The shows will be part of a special weekend entitled “How we do it”, curated by the choreographer and performer Yasmeen Godder.


TO THIS PURPOSE ONLY – World premiere A new piece by matanicola for & with Fattoria Vittadini

TO THIS PURPOSE ONLY is a reflection in three chapters, a triptych of a shaken and unstable nowadays Italy in which the mute ghost of the glorious past, the clichés, the ancient rituals and traditions overlap, merge and muddle in an alienating contemporaneity. Among iconographic suggestions and typical and typified characters, the work questions, denounces and subverts the stereotyped perception of southern European cultural heritage and aesthetics. An “ad hoc” unconventional vision.

Touring dates:

09.10.2013 – Preview, Contemporanea Festival, Teatro Fabbricone, Prato

09.11.2013 – Would premiere, Quasi solo, Auditorium San Barnaba, Brescia

14.11.2013 – Teatro Brecht, Perugia

16.11.2013 – Lavanderia a Vapore, Collegno (Torino)

07.12.2013 – Teatro di Ateneo, Fisciano (Salerno)

13 – 15.12.2013 – Teatro Ringhiera, Milano

17-18.12.2013 – Artificerie Almagià, Ravenna

19.12.2013 – Teatro Fondamenta Nuove, Venezia

20.12.2013 – Teatro Annibal Caro, Civitanova Marche (Macerata)

22.12.2013 – Teatro Lucio Dalla, Manfredonia (Foggia)