Davide Casiraghi (BSc) in Computer Science, Senior IT Web Developer, Contact Improvisation dance teacher, Ilan Lev method practitioner, based in Slovenia.
He is co-creator with Nayeli Spela Peterlin of Moave - Psychology in movement.
He is currently giving Contact Improvisation regular classes and Ilan Lev method bodyworks in Ljubljana.
Member of the Round Robin Project that has the aim to create tools for global networking of the worldwide Contact Improvisation community. He is web designer, developer and technical manager of the
Contact Improvisation Global Calendar (CIGG).
Previously from 2010 to 2018 webmaster of the Contact Improvisation Italian website - www.contactimprov.it (now closed)
I'm a twin brother, when somebody asks me when did I start to practice Contact Improvisation, I could answer, from day 0 of my life.
For the most of people life start as a solo, in a space that our mother hold for us.
There I was floating in a warm liquid and I was relating with another person, my brother Alessio.
For 9 months we shared the same space, his presence there was strongly affecting my experience of life and mine for him too.
Years later, at the age of 27, passing trough a moment of life crisis, I attended a Contact Improvisation workshop and I discovered that I was living mostly dissociate by my body and my emotions.
And from that moment I'm in love with self awareness practices.
I live them as a way to care my personal integrity.
When I feel connected with myself and I listed yo my body, I'm more productive, more able to listen to others, more emphatic, I find more pleasure in what I'm doing, I respect my body, I don't get sick.
At the moment I have a daily routine of yoga or ILM movement class.
Almost daily rollerblading.
Sometimes running or swimming.
Regualar weekly contact jam.
My path to self-development is rooted in body awareness, I deeply trust that working on our ability to be attentive to our inner sensitivity and improving our interoception enable us to connect with ourselves, to ground, to understand our needs, and through this clarity, we can work to express them healthily.
I see Contact Improvisation as a way to re-awake and fully enjoy our sensations, playfulness and agility working on trust, explore curiosity about movement principles out of daily movement patterns. Rolling on the ground as we were children and even doing much more fun stuff.
For me, CI is a kind of mindfulness practice that is also oriented to the relation with the other dance partners and the environment we are dancing in.
The constant practice of this dance form affects in this way also my daily life out of the dance floor. Ilan Lev method work also in this direction, softening the nervous system and muscle tone, releasing past traumas, re-enabling the body-mind to perceive and sense through his full potential.
Workshops about CI
Marco Zontini ('10, '11), Roberto Lun (’10, ’11, ’12, ‘13), Nita Little ('13, '14, '15, '16, '21), Javier Curia ('10), Vera de Propris ('13), Bernd Knappe ('12, '12, '13), Thomas Kampe ('12, ’13), Daniel Lepkoff (’14), Itay Iatuv (’14, '15), Yaniv Mintzer (‘16, '19), Joerg Hassman (’16), Adrian Russi (’16), Kirstie Simson (’11, '21), Ester Momblance (’10), Katri Luukkonen(’11), Scott Wells(’11), Alicia Grayson(’11), Ray Chung ('12, '13), Nancy Stark Smith (’14), Martin Keogh (’15, ’16), Benno Voorham (’13), Ezster Gal (’14), Patricia Kuypers (’15), Alyssa Lynes (’14), Eckard Muller (’13), Frey Faust (’14), Angelica Dony (’16, ’17), Leonardo Lambruschini (’16), Jess Curtis(’17), Simone Magnani (’14), Anatolliy Layaskallo ('11), Tim O’Donnell (’10), Riccardo Meneghini (’15), Claus Springborg (’14), Nuria Urcelay Martinez ('18), Asaf Bachrach ('19), Romain Bigé ('19), Leilani Weiss ('20), Ramon Roig ('20), Charley Morrissey ('20)
Other dance workshops
Yumiko, Claude coldy
2016 - RYT200 Yoga Alliance Certification @ Hari Om - Cascina Bellaria.
2015 - Freediving certification FIPSAS PAp1.
2016 - Monofin Freediving certification FIPSAS PApm.
2016 - Marine memory Sensitive Dance® workshop in Maratea with Claude Coldy.