Ricardo Ambrozio /
CREATIVE LAB – untamed
Open level (Research)
A workshop of high physicality, based on elements of flying low, parkour, break dance, martial arts and capoeira in order to establish a language in common, and explore the limits of each one, stretching them until the limit and further.
Untamed method aims to unleash the unknown power that our body and mind releases in situations of extreme stress, danger and/or pleasure. Fed by basic natural ways of movement (like animal styles of movement and natural reflexes and actions), it awakes our primitive instincts, and capacity of reaction.
Born in the south of Brazil, Ricardo Ambrozio at the age of twenty left Brazil to go to Lisbon, Portugal. At this time he also started to develop his own work as choreographer and teacher by blending all the influences that he had experienced in dance with a lot of energy and momentum. After working with Helder Seabra in Company Istável (Porto, Portugal), he moved first to Amsterdam and then to Brussels to work with Bruno Caverna, Gerard Mosterd, Dogwolf (Chris de Feyter), Willy Dorner and Ultima Vez (Wim Vandekeybus)
While working with the Belgian company Ultima Vez, Ricardo Ambrozio has started to gather his own cultural projects under one name Untamed. In August 2014 he left Ultima Vez in order to invest all his time and energy in his own creations and collaborations. He was part of the last two creations of Helder Seabra/ Helka “When the birds fly low, the wind will blow” and “In Absentia” and is currently dancing in “Le Terrier” by Samuel Lefeuvre and Florencia Demestri. Never dropping his urge to create 2016 brought a solo “ A sweet lullaby to Mr. Nameless”, a duet with Celine Werkhoven “Homemade”, the second piece of Untamed Productions “Homo Urbanus” and a remake of Untamed’s first piece “Mind’s Mausoleum”. Currently he ‘s touring the new Untamed creation 2017 “Raízes” and fully engaged in the new dance education training “Performact” he co-founded in Portugal in 2016. Eager to hand on his movement language, he has been invited to teach internationally.