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Double Bill - Margherita Dello Sbarba & Francesco D’Amelio connection with it all. a ritual of disappearing 

Margherita Dello Sbarba


" connection with it all." is a trio/collaboration for dance, sound and audio-reactive projection. It explores the fleeting threshold that lies just beyond life, somewhere between existing and not existing, here and there, now and then. It is a journey into the past, present and future, "a ritual of disappearing" in the circularity of time and body.


Margherita Dello Sbarba is a freelance dance artist and choreographer based in Cologne. In March 2021 she graduated with her bachelor piece " connection with it all. a ritual of disappearing" from the Hochschule für Musik und Tanz Köln.

Her choreographic and performative work, often born in collaboration with Francesco D’Amelio, has been shown in tanzhaus nrw, Brotfabrik Bonn, LenauLicht Festival, and in 2019 they toured the collective ritual of feet-washing ‘Bath’ in China. In her pieces she explores interdisciplinary collaborations, the latest with the violinist Justyna Niznik and the visual artist Hala Ghatasheh, and aims to create  poetic experiences for any kind of audience. 

As a dancer she works for Ceren Oran, Khadidiatou Bangoura, El Cuco Project.

Margherita is a scholarship holders of the Studienstiftung des Deutschen Volkes. She has a second Bachelor in Cultural Heritage Studies (Free University Milano) and a degree as actress.


Choreography and Dance: Margherita Dello Sbarba 

Music: Justyna Niznik

Visuals: Hala Ghatasheh 

Dramaturgy: Valerie Wehrens 

Pictures: Michael Maurissens 


Funded by Studienstiftung des Deutschen Volkes und des Vereins der Freunde und Förderer der Studienstiftung



Francesco D’Amelio


Dreams is a reflection on oneiric language. A process where the dreaming and waking worlds enter in dialogue. Dreams on stage and artistic process into sleep. Rituals of the waking world to seek visions while sleeping-rituals of the dreaming world to seek vision while awake. Dreams as reals events entail growth and self-reflection. No interpretation just a widening field. 


Francesco D’Amelio is a painter and stage artist based in Cologne.

He studied and worked as actor in Milano, after that being attached by the expressiveness of the body he decided to study dance. He completed his Bachelor studies at the university for music and dance in Cologne where he had the possibility to work between others with Julio Cesar Iglesias Ungo and Anton Lachky.
Blending together realistic theatre and contemporary dance he has always developed is own work in cooperation with other artists.
His pieces were shown in Italy (Volterra Festival, Museum F.Messina), Germany (Tanzhaus NRW, Brotfabrik) and China.


Concept and Direction: Francesco D'Amelio

Performers: Margherita Dello Sbarba and Francesco D'Amelio 

Music: Justyna Niznik

Technical support: Marco Wehrspann and Chandana Phadkule 


Funded by Studienstiftung des Deutschen Volkes und des Vereins der Freunde und Förderer der Studienstiftung