The Place Prize for Dance 2013 winner, Riccardo Buscarini trained at Accademia Domenichino da Piacenza/IT and London Contemporary Dance School graduating in 2009.

In 2010 he received a danceWEB scholarship to join Impulstanz, Vienna. In 2011 he was one of the finalists of The Place Prize and one the Creatives in Residence at The Hospital Club, London where he directed Brooke Roberts’s fashion show (Wo)man + Machine. In the same year he won Premio Prospettiva Danza in Padua/IT with the piece volta. In 2012, he won Fondo Fare Anticorpi in Emilia Romagna, Italy for the creation of the solo 10 tracks for the end of the world, supported by TIR Danza (Italy).

He won The Place Prize for Dance 2013, sponsored by Bloomberg with the piece Athletes and founded the contemporary dance/rock band The Plusies, supported by TIR Danza. He was also chosen to join the international research project ArtsCross London 2013, Leaving Home, Being Elsewhere and as one of the artists involved in the European research project Performing Gender 2013-15 on gender differences and sexual orientation.

In 2015 he was one of the artists involved in the international residency MAM - Maroc Artist Meeting in Marrakech. There he created two installations exhibited at the Dar Si Said Museum.

He has just finished non finito a sei voci a short work on the students of Scuola del Balletto di Toscana, Florence and returned from Madrid where he was rehearsal director for choreographer Poliana Lima’s new work Atávico. His latest independent creation No Lander is now on tour. He has also recently worked with visual artists Rachel Goodyear in Manchester and Richard Taylor for an installation commissioned by Summerhall, Edinburgh.

In 2016 Riccardo will collaborate with Flow Architecture for INTERTWINED, an interactive installation part of London Festival of Architecture 2016 and will have his debut as an opera director for Donizetti's Don Pasquale in Piacenza, Italy.

From 2011 to 2015 Riccardo taught Choreography and Performance at Birkbeck University, London. He is also a improvisation and composition workshop facilitator. He has taught professionals extensively in Italy, UK and Russia.


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