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Matrafisc dance was created by two young artists and their common desire to research and express using the language of choreography. It is an expression that showcases their artistic and training differences. Ina Colizza and Antonello Apicella met in 2012 at a project developed for the Napoli Teatro Festival where they were both dancers.

In 2013 they choreographed “Eduardo…ij rest cà.” A show staged at Teatro San Ferdinando in Naples, Italy. Following this successful collaboration they moved to U.K, where they worked and collaborated on several different projects.

The culmination of which gave rise to “Bruise” the intense autobiographical tale that speaks of choices, experiences and how in life the two artists have influenced each other. This piece has been a great success since its debut in Amsterdam, allowing Ina and Antonello to grow as artists, performers and choreographers.

Ina Colizza

Trained in ballet and contemporary dance at Akerusia Danza in Naples and Balletto di Toscana in Florence. After that she achieved a post graduate in teaching contemporary dance at the National Academy of Dance in Rome.

Ina has danced in GBM – Giovane Balletto Mediterraneo directed by Mauro De Candia, Akerusia Danza directed by Elena D’aguanno, Anemos directed by Daniela Ferri and Percorsi nel caos of Angelo Parisi.

She also danced with “Korper “ in “Welcome on board”, choreographed by Francesco Nappa, a performance developed specifically for the NTF-Napoli Teatro Festival, “Stranded” with “ surFace Dance” in London at the First Sound and Movement Symposium, directed by Jalianne Li and Tommaso Perego, “Here not here, where?” a project  at the Royal College of Music of London as part of the Network Performing Arts Production Workshop 2015.

With CoDa Dance at Sadler’s Wells, she has performed at Lilian Baylis Theater as part of their Wild Card programme sith a piece called “12 months” .

With Shelly Owen she performed in 2 outdoors projects: “Resolution” and “Speed dating”

She followed Akram Khan choreographer  as part of the “Creative Fellows” program for the MIF – Manchester International Festival launched for the show Giselle with the English National Ballet

She is a choreographer and dance teacher at NBS-Northern Ballet School, KNT danceworks, and Airborne Studios in Manchester.

” The truest expression of a person is in its dance and in its music. Bodies never lie. “
Agnes de Mille

Antonello Apicella

Started studying classical dance in a private school with Luigi Ferrone in Naples. He continued the studies in Contemporary Dance in Rome first at the IALS – Institute for the training of workers of the entertainment – and then at the National Dance Academy of Rome.

In 2004 he was awarded the prize “Enzo Avallone” as better emerging dancing talent for south Italy. During the time of his studies he also has had the chance to work with some of the most important Italian choreographers as Fabrizio Monteverde, Mauro Astolfi and Mario Piazza and for companies like”Maktub Noir” (Florence, Italy) and the “Stratos Dance Company”(Rome, Italy). For the latter He also contributed as a choreographer.Further on He worked with“Giovani Artisti Cilentani” – young artists from cilento – in the role of both dancer and actor.

One of his last experience was with the”Korper company” where I’ve worked with Francesco Nappa in the performance developed specifically for the NTF- Napoli Teatro Festival: “Welcome on board”.

Moved in London to work with “Nutshell Dance Company”, directed by Mari Frogner, he has been also performing for outdoors project at “The Space”, Story of a Night Pianist and in a dance movie “Faraday’s Cage” choreographed by Anna Buonomo.