Corinne Cappelletti is a performer, teacher and maker of dance as well as Somatic Movement Therapist based in Brooklyn, NY. She began place-based research with Terry Tempest Williams during a 10-day Ecology of Residence. Corinne became a Certified Laban/Bartenieff Movement Analyst (CLMA ’08) and earned her MFA in Modern Dance from the University of Utah (2009), for which she devised a performance-based community development model. This durational, social experiment: The New Pedestrian (SLC, Utah, Aix-en-Provence, France) was further developed for Carry your Burdens (Art in Odd Places: Ritual, NYC 2011). In 2009, Corinne designed and co-facilitated a stress-management program through portraiture and somatic awareness to enhance cultural tolerance and positive self-image with fourteen teenagers as a Community-based Research/ Arts and Social Justice ArtsBridge Scholar.
Upon moving to Brooklyn, Corinne became Co-Artistic Director of GogoVertigoat Dance (2009-10) and launched a meals-as-performance initiative engaging diners and dancers in the act of eating as a way to understand the relationship to food and how it impacts culture and the environment. Corinne’s stage performances have been presented in New York City at St. Mark’s Church/Danspace (Food for Thought), Dance New Amsterdam (Raw Material), 3rd Ward (Art in Bushwick festival), National Arts Club (Les Salonneirs), Governor’s Island (FIGMENT festival), and Dixon Place (Crossing Boundaries). She recently performed with Jill Sigman/ thinkdance in a movement planting ritual, last days/first field, at the Invisible Dog, Brooklyn NY.
Corinne’s professional dance career runs parallel with somatic training in Body-Mind Centering®, Yoga Therapeutics, Contact Improvisation, Qi-Gong & Meditation. Her somatic studies began in Bali & Java in 2000 with Naropa University Cultural Exchange, studying traditional dance and martial art forms in residence with Parmin Ras Teater during the Awakening Art Festival and with Ni Wayan Sekariani. She continued Indonesian studies in 2001 as a Post-graduate USIndonesian Society Fellow. Cross-cultural dance and movement studies are at the root of Corinne’s body-based practices and dance-making.
In 2010 Corinne developed a somatic practice called IMPRINT in collaboration with Eva Perrotta. Corinne trains regularly with leading body-based therapists: Bonnie Bainbridge Cohen (BMC), Jillian Pranksy (Restorative/Therapeutic Yoga), Cate Stillman (Ayurvedic Wellness) and Martha Eddy (Dynamics of Touchtm) to inform her private practice. She has been working at the Laban/Bartenieff Institute of Movement Studies since 2009 as Education Program Manager and faculty member and became a Registered Somatic Movement Therapist and Educator in 2012 as well as 200 hr Yoga Alliance Certified Vinyasa Yoga Instructor.