Stefania Milazzo was born in Catania, Sicily (Italy) in 1976 and she works in Dresden (Germany) as a freelance Performer and Videomaker. She teaches Performance to adults and basic dance to elementary school and kindergarden children. At the same time she has collaborated with different dance-theatre projects with disabled people in Germany ( Visioni Theatergruppe – Conduco e.V. – TPZ) and in Italy (I cuori rivelati).

She organizes Dance, Theatre and Music Workshops in Sicily for the Cultural Association Sicularte.

 

She has graduated in Molecular Biology and after her studies, she has worked for 6 years as Research Fellow for complementary and alternatives therapies in cancer treatments at the Complementary Medicine Department in Exeter, Devon (UK) and at the AGBKT at Klinikum Nord in Nuremberg (Germany).

 

Once she started practicing Feldenkrais Method®, Improvisation Dance and Contact Improvisation in Italy, UK and Germany with Thomas Kampe and Heike Pourian, she decided to quit her job and to deep her research and knowledge into Movement, Dance and Image.

She also studied popular italian folk dances (eg. Pizzica, Tarantella Dance) at the danzaE-mozione with the dance company danzataranta by Margherita Badalà.

Recently she has developed the Water Dance, a discipline that combines her 13-year old practice in synchro swimming with contact improvisation, which is suitable for young people, adults and people with disabilities.

 

After her studies in Film and Documentary at the Sentieri Selvaggi school in Rome, she has got some fundings from Film Buro Franken Nuernberg to develop and direct several film projects, that have joined different international film festivals.

Up today she has exhibited her Photography works Europe-wide in personal and group exhibitions in UK, Germany, Greece and Italy.

 

She has been leading performance groups in Italy, Oscena Urbana and Dance Attack, the latter being selected in 2011 at the Crisis Art Festival in Arezzo, performing with Iperflop. In 2014 she has established the site-specific performance group Proforma in Dresden and in 2015 led together with Thomas Kampe, Steffi Grunzel and Afshin Gaffharian the PUNTI DI FUGA Project, an intercultural artistic project involving lay people and artists from all over the world.