When I was 18 years old, the director of my dance school in Rome told me during a rehearsal: “Isn’t it time for you to go on a diet? The audience is not paying to see cellulite dance across the stage!”
The dance world is very competitive, especially for women and the industry has an unrealistic image of the perfect body for dancers.
As a performing artist, my body is my instrument and the vessel to express myself.
If not loved, cherished and empowered, my body and self image will crash under the pail of criticism, shame and insecurity, and eventually stop functioning.
Being aware of the importance of this matter and as a female dancer and choreographer, I decided to take action and create a performance where body diversity is celebrated and not perceived as an obstacle.
Our physical characteristics should not be seen as a limitation but rather as a beautiful and integral part of our artistic expression.
I AM is a multidisciplinary 60 min performance featuring contemporary dance choreographed
by Anima May, original music by Alberto Fiori, light design by Shaly López and visual art and direction by Alejandro Marcos.
I AM is an emotional metamorphosis turned into a conscious movement experiment. In the performance, three female protagonists interpreted by Leila Patzies, Breanne Saxton and Greta Schuster take the audience on a journey towards self discovery, self acceptance and self love.
The Aboves and the Belows is a short film that talks about INCOMEINEQUALITY.
The richest 1% of people on this planet own 60% of the world’s wealth.
Our financial system is not prepared for the revolution that technology has brought us. We never expected that someone could make billions without creating more and more jobs.
In the past, if you found a diamond mine in order to get them out, you needed to build a colossal infrastructure. Nowadays it is just a matter of ones and zeros. It is all about information.
Money is a powerful force in our society. Just imagine what would you do with an immense amount of money. Some people could manipulate politics or finances, or change the laws to serve themselves and not all of us.
The Aboves and the Belows is a short film about a narcissist billionaire lady who finds an honest, hard-working woman living under her bed. Anima May plays Simona Sopra in a stunning and exciting story. This short film is an absorbing and entertaining drama that shows how greed can poison true love.
WORK is very important in our lives, but we all feel that “work” sometimes is a heavy burden. We want to change that perception. Anima May creates a choreography to celebrate work through art . She envisions a film that presents a contemporary dance choreography performed by the team members within their own workspace and supported by professional dancers. The whole experience involves a Team Building Process, turning your employees into a cohesive team. The dance video and the short film documentary is distributed online as branded content.
PONOS celebrates WORK through contemporary dance choreography by Anima May. This artistic performance is filmed in order to produce content that will be distributed online through own and earned media.