Susanna Recchia

Photograph by Pedro Machado

Susanna initially studied dance at the National Academy of Dance in Rome, and is a Graduate of Laban, where she received the Award of Best Performer in 2004. Following a Foundation Course in Dance Movement Therapy at Goldsmiths University, she obtained an MA in Dance and Somatic Well-being at Lancashire University. She then completed a two-year Yoga Teacher Training Course. She is currently doing a part-time practice-based PhD in Dance looking at the dancer’s practice involved in collaborative and interdisciplinary processes at Roehampton University in collaboration with Siobhan Davies Dance and Independent Dance. An essential element of her ongoing practice is a yearly meeting with American artists Andrea Olsen and Caryn McHose whose work (Body & Earth) is based on the relation between the self and the environment.

Susanna has worked with Candoco in different capacities since 2010: as a company teacher, as a dancer between 2012 and 2014 (performing works by Marc Brew, Trisha Brown, Claire Cunningham, Emanuel Gat, Thomas Hauert, Wendy Houston, Rachid Ouramdane) and as a Candoco Artist since 2014 to co-lead both educational and performative events.