Paolo Cingolani is an Italian dancer specialized in the art of improvisation and instant composition. 

His way to compose movements and voice defines a clear poetic and a specific use of time and space on stage.To acquire the skills of his own dance style, he has gone through different theatre and movement’s techniques. His formation includes years of training in contemporary dance, set-choreography, contact-improvisation, physical theatre and improvisation. As performer, his interest is direct to solo and group compositions, relation with live-music and visual art, perform in unconventional spaces. 

Extremely active in the world of independent art, he continuously creates projects with other dancers and musicians to design pieces around Europe. In this freelance context, he performed in Netherland, Finland, Italy, Spain, France, Belgium, Austria, Germany, Switzerland and Greece. Since 2012 he’s part of Allen’s Line Company of the director Julyen Hamilton. Allen’s Line presented its pieces in various theaters and festivals of improvisation in Berlin, Brussels, Paris, Strasbourg, Oslo and Rome (2012-2019).

As a teacher, he has developed a body’s technique resulting from the combination of Tai-Ji Quan and Qi Gong with the principles of contemporary dance. Since 2006 he has been teaching in schools, institutions and festivals of dance all around Europe. 

The material that he proposes in his classes is characterized by a specific training on intuition as an immediate tools to create dance and text in performance. This clear intention of study makes the approach to the movement direct and pragmatic and, at the same time, makes it open and sensitive to the research of own personal poetic. His teachings include a clear work on the body’s anatomy, partnering elements of physical contact, as well a deep observation of the cognitive and emotional processes behind any movement: from the perception of body’s weight to the aware choices that the performer must take in the immediacy of the instant.

For several years, he has also dedicated himself to make video in order to archive his dances, to study movement through another medium and to continue to create art through short dance films and video clips.


He is a practicing and teacher of Tai-ji Quan and Taoist Qi Gong.
From 2003 he‘s member of the “Associazione Culturale Amici del Tai-Ji Quan” (Rome) of the Master Dao-Gong Wu, from which he studied and learnt these ancient disciplines.


He was graduated in Sociology and Cultural Anthropology at the University “La Sapienza” of Rome, 2004.


– phylosophy
– Oriental religions
– neuroscience

trust in intuition during the action:
as you take care of trust,
intuition will take care of your actions.

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