Award-winning choreographer Riccardo Buscarini is an artist focused on constantly changing his creative approach to choreography and exploring its possible interactions with other art forms.
Riccardo trained at Accademia Domenichino da Piacenza/IT and London Contemporary Dance School where he graduated in 2009. Highlights of his career so far include winning The Place Prize 2013 with the piece Athletes, the participation in the international research projects danceWEB (Impulstanz, Vienna), Creatives in Residence at The Hospital Club (London), ArtsCross London 2013 (UK, Taiwan and China), Performing Gender (Italy, Croatia, Spain, the Netherlands), MAM-Maroc Artist Meeting in Marrakech. His work in the visual arts field include collaborations with Summerhall (Edinburgh), London Festival of Architecture (2016 and 2019), and with London gallery Nahmad Projects during the exhibition i’m NOT tino sehgal curated by Francesco Bonami and miart - fiera di arte moderna e contemporanea di Milano 2017. Silk, his Golden Mask 2018 double nominated creation on Chelyabinsk Contemporary Dance Theater (Russia) will be restaged at ZfinMalta, the National Dance Company of Malta in autumn 2019. In 2016 he approached opera direction working on Don Pasquale (Donizetti), Barber of Seville (Rossini), Madama Butterfly (Puccini), Rigoletto (Verdi) for Associazione Amici della Lirica Piacenza in collaboration with Giuseppina Campolonghi, and on Sebastiano Dessanay's The Cry of the Double Bass (Tête á Tête Opera Festival, London). In January 2019 he assisted M° Italo Nunziata in a new production of Verdi's La forza del destino at Teatro Municipale (Piacenza), Teatro Pavarotti (Modena) and Teatro Valli (Reggio Emilia), Italy.
From 2011 to 2015 Riccardo taught Choreography and Performance at Birkbeck University, London. He has taught and mentored professionals in Italy, UK, Malta, Spain, Croatia, Sweden, Cyprus and Russia.