Using ReiMoves as the choreographic, performance and educational base for an eclectic range of projects, events and venues...
'From Earth We Grow' live public sharing - March, 2018
Taking forward her piece "From Earth We Grow", Monica shares a live public performance at Garage Nardini. The performance opens with a Prelude by artist/writer DMo, which leads into the main dance performance performed by Monica together with French dancer Sara Augieras and residency participants Michela Negro, Simone Baldo, Ana Novais, Ilaria Corsi, Francesca Ferrazzi and Ilaria Campagnolo.
The sharing follows a one-week residency in Bassano del Grappa, extended by CSC (Centro per la Scena Contemporanea) for Monica to have time and space to develop her movement piece further. As part of this opportunity, Monica also delivered an open workshop in ReiMoves to the community.
'From Earth We Grow In Progress' short docufilm - May, 2016
May 2016 saw the shooting of the DMoArtWorlds / ReiMoves short docufilm collaboration "From Earth We Grow In Progress" in Central London for the global film project #DancingAroundTheWorld.
This short film documents the behind-the-scenes work of ReiMoves founder Monica Brunello. It gives us a sneak peak look at the ReiMoves movement practice and the development of her current dance project "From Earth We Grow".
Scripted & Directed by Danielle 'DMo' Oke
Produced by Danielle 'DMo' Oke / DMoArtWorlds / ReiMoves
Choreographed by Monica Brunello
Dancers: Monica Brunello, Sara Augieras, Madeleine Jonsson
Crew: Ernesto Tapia Vélez (DoP/Editor), Lina Skaisgiryte (Production Assistant)
'Dancing Around The World' global film project - March to August, 2016
ReiMoves in association with DMoArtWorlds presents the global film project #DancingAroundTheWorld.
This project calls upon people everywhere to capture and share a moving moment in their life story by creating a short dance docufilm 5 minutes or less in length. The film should tell a personal story highlighting where you live and feature dance as a key storytelling element.
The project is open to anyone and will kick off on the first day of Spring, March 21st, 2016. The deadline for submissions is August 29th, 2016, with selected submissions announced during September, 2016.
ReiMoves will be collaborating on a short film to kickstart the project. Notable figures in the dance world will also join in the storytelling.
Here's your chance to dance the world closer together...so break out your moves and press record!
For more details, please visit https://www.tapdmo.com/project-datw.html
'Being and Matter' at White Rainbow Gallery - November, 2015
Being and Matter continues Monica's collaboration with Japanese choreographer Juri Nishi. Monica performs alongside French dancer Sara Augieras and Swedish dancer Madeleine Jonsson, for the happening performance at White Rainbow Gallery, as part of Fitzrovia Lates.
The new contemporary dance composition is in response to the work of Shigeo Anzaï. It draws inspiration from the Mono-ha artists and ‘Between Man and Matter’, Yusuke Nakahara’s concept for the 10th Tokyo Biennale, 1970.
"It is an enquiry into the relationship between matter, body and space...Like the ‘Happenings’ of the 1970’s, the performance takes an open format, shifting in response to chance, time and place." - Juri Nishi
ReiMoves at The Village School - February 2015
Monica was asked to hold dance and movement classes at The Village School in Kingsbury, London. It was a great opportunity to share the benefits of ReiMoves with the diverse range of students at the school. Monica worked with an age group spanning from 6 to 15 years old, of various special needs.
The Village School strives to achieve the goal that all of their community feel they belong and can make a contribution to the greater good. They are an inclusive community school celebrating diversity. The Village School has 250 pupils aged 4 to 19 catering for a wide range of complex needs; all levels of learning, communication, ASD, physical, medical and sensory impairment.
“We take pride in our inclusive philosophy and our commitment that all our children can make progress and it is their entitlement.”
To learn more about the school, please visit: http://www.tvs.brent.sch.uk/
'Warrior Charge' at the TriSpace Gallery - June, 2014
Monica was asked to choreograph a performance to accompany Perry Melius and Wayne Nunes new formation Warrior Charge at the TriSpace Gallery.
Monica choreographed a ReiMoves piece for two performers that could express the tones and feelings within the music, in the small stage space.
In more than a decade of partnership, the duo have produced a body of work that shows their innovative creativity in music, experimenting with elements from a vast array of musical styles such as Indian, Reggae, Pop and Folk. Before forming Warrior Charge, they have played with Tricky, Aswad, African Head Charge and many others.
'Phenomena' at Valentines Mansion - June/July, 2012
Monica was one of four dancers performing in the short film Phenomena shot on location at Valentines Mansion.
After the filming, Monica collaborated with Juri in delivering a series of community workshops for adults and children, using the ReiMoves practice.
Phenomena was a site-specific project from Japanese visual and live artist Juri Nishi and Portuguese filmmaker Tania Moreira David, that incorporated architecture, dance, film and visual art to reveal the memory of the movements of previous Mansion inhabitants. The project explored the relationship between the body and the architectural landscape, questioning memories and the sense of belonging.
"In our film Phenomena we are looking for...a strong physical and sensorial relation to space and architecture." - Juri Nishi
'Story Spectacular' at Testbed1 - November, 2011
LaToyah Gill of The Short Film Movement+ approached Monica to choreograph and perform a ReiMoves movement piece for the multimedia performance Story Spectacular at Testbed1 in Battersea.
Monica's performance was accompanied live by violinist Dora Maria and actress Maggie Turner.
Story Spectacular, written and directed by LaToyah Gill and produced by Eftihia Stefanidi, presented a cinematic debate and artistic ensemble exploring the perils and complexities of motherhood.
"Mothers, they are food to our souls. Publicly they are praised and rightly so. They should be saluted, embraced, cherished and respected. Shouldn't they? Does a mother always have pure thoughts toward her offspring? Is the love always unconditional? We all have our quiet stories to tell..." - LaToyah Gill
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'Barbican Moves' at the Barbican Centre - December, 2010
This collaborative work saw Monica team up with artist/writer DMo on an experimental video production of the Barbican Centre Complex, exploring the life of this unique space and the strange way it feels alive.
Through spoken word narration, photographic imagery and movement, the video tells a story from the architecture's perspective, imagining if its walls could talk.
DMo is a multimedia artist who works across the platforms of art, film and music to create works that connect, inspire and provoke thought. Monica has appeared in a number of DMo video art experimentia pieces.