Davide Casiraghi (BSc) in Computer Science, Senior IT Web Developer, Contact Improvisation dance teacher, Yoga Alliance certified teacher based in Slovenia.
In Slovenia he is co-founder with Nayeli Spela Peterlin of Moave - Psycology in movement (www.moave.si) and Movement Research LAB Project (movementresearch-slovenia.weebly.com)
 
Passionate free-diver and mono fin swimmer he is researching about deep water CI dances and he is co-organizer of Deep Water Dance Festival 2018.
(deepwaterdancefestival.altervista.org)

Since 2010 webmaster of the Contact Improvisation Italian website (www.contactimprov.it)

Since 2013 co-creator of the RRP project that has the aim to create tools for global networking of the worldwide CI community. He is the web developer of the Contact Improvisation Global Calendar.
Since 2017 he is giving Contact Improvisation regular weekly classes in Ljubljana.
 
His movement teaching practice is mostly informed by his intensive trainings with: Roberto Lun, Nita Little, Martin Keogh, Angela Dony, Nancy Stark Smith, Ray Chung, Daniel Lepkoff and many others.
 
He is attending with Ilan Lev, the first European training program of ILM method.
(www.ilanlev.org)
 

What is for me Contact Improvisation?

My path to self development is clearly rooted in body awareness, I deeply trust that working on our ability to be attentive to our feelings, improving our introperception enable us to connect with ourselves, to ground, to understand our needs, and through this clarity we can work to express them in a healthy way. 
 
I see Contact Improvisation as a way to re-awake and enjoy fully our sensitivity, playfulness and agility working on trust, explore curiosity about movement principles out of daily movement patterns. Rolling on the ground as we were child and even doing much more funny 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 affect in this way also my daily life out of the dance floor.

Ian Lev method work also in this direction, softening the nervous system and muscle tone, releasing past traumas, re-enabling the bodymind to perceive and sense through his full potential.  
 

Degree

2006 (BSc) in Computer Science - Università degli Studi di Milano Bicocca, Milano Italia (www.unimib.it)

August 2016 - RYT200 Yoga Alliance Certification @ Hari Om - Cascina Bellaria.
2015 Free diving certification FIPSAS PAp1  
2016 Monofin Free diving certification FIPSAS PApm
 

Professional experiences

2017 - NOW Contact Improvisation teacher giving weekly classes @ Stena Plezni Club - Ljubljana
2016 - NOW Co-Creator and teacher presso MOAVE - psychology in movement (www.moave.si)
2016 - NOW Freelance Senior web developer
2016 - 2017 Co-founder presso Movement Resarch LAB in Slovenian mountains (movementresearch-slovenia.weebly.com)
2013 - NOW Co-creator of the RRP project for the creation of a global networking for the Contact Improvisation community (roundrobinproject.weebly.com)
2013 - 2016 Senior web developer @ Prodigys Technologies - Milano, Trieste (www.prodigys.it)
2010 - 2013 Freelance web developer - Made of Web - Milano
2007 - 2009 Functional Analist @ Carrefour - Milano (www.carrefour.it)
2005 - 2012 Co-Founder and Coordinator of "Gruppo Mosto" Colombina - Organization for the creation of cultural events and music festivals - Casatenovo, Italy
2005 - 2006 Vimmercate Hospital - IT Information Systems (www.asst-vimercate.it)
2004 - 2005 Freelance web developer
2003 Consultant - Centro Nazionale per l’Informatica nella Pubblica Amministrazione – Roma (www.cnipa.it)


Dance studies

Workshops about CI

Marco Zontini ('10, '11), Roberto Lun (’10, ’11, ’12, ‘13), Nita Little ('13, '14, '15, '16), 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), Joerg Hassman (’16), Adrian Russi (’16), Kirstie Sympson (’11), 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).

Shows / Performances

23 Ott 2017 CI Performance "Contact Improvisation Happenings" con Nicola Brisotto - Live music Carlos Andrés Gómez Montoya and Yenny Rocio León Ochoa - Ljubljana
28 Jul 2017 CI performance with Markus Wittwer @ NVC European Festival
5 Dec 2016 CI performance "Lapilli" with Giulia Santini - Viagrande 
25 Nov 2015 - CI performance with Marco Zontini - Rassegna Teatrale Oneiros - Cinisello Balsamo
September 2014 - CI perfromance after the workshops cycle with Simone Magnani - MACAO - Milano
2013 Dance Show "Progetto uno e mezzo" with Associazione l'Elastico dance company - Brescia 
Oct 2010  - Performance Attentato di danza con FedericaPaola Capetti 

Teaching experiences (workshops)

29 Nov 2015 Dreaming to fly - Trieste
19 Dec 2015 Flying roots - Padova 
30 Jan 2015 Danzando nel buio - Padova 
13 Feb 2016 Do less do better - Padova 
21 Feb 2016 Antigravity Contact - Milano
5 Mar 2016 Impro Joy - Padova 
26 Mar 2016 Catch the Momentum - Padova 
28 May 2016 Ride the Momentum - Padova 
22 - 24 Jul 2016 Riding Authenticity - Rovinj 
22 Oct 2016 Lost in touch - Padova  
29 Oct 2016 Playful flow - Izola  
16 Dec 2016 Sognando di Volare - Brescia
17 Dec 2016 Weight for me - Padova
17 Jan 2017 Lost in touch - Bratislava 
21 Jan 2017 Lost in touch - Lubljana  
28 Jan 2017 Spinal Spirals - Ljubljana
3-5 Feb 2017 Riding Authenticity - Rovinj
26 March 2017 Fall In - Milano
22 April 2017 A door to Underscore - Milano
29 April 2017 Classes & Jams #2 – Italian Teachers of Contact Improvisation - Arezzo
06 May 2017 Riding Authenticity - Liepzig
23 Jun 2017 Summer Solstice dance festival - Gozd Martuljek
13 Jul 2017 Dance Ecosystems - Rovinj
7 - 20 Aug 2017 Contact gathering on the mountains - Rogla
2017 - 2018 Contact Improvisation regular weekly classes in Ljubljana 
7 - 8 Oct 2017 3rd International Dance Pedagogy Conference - Velenje
18 - 19 Nov 2018 Playfully alive - Liepzig
20 January 2018 Wait a Momentum - Padova