Giovanni studied at Universidade Federal da Bahia School of Dance in Salvador, Brazil and is a former member of three of Brazil's most important dance companies: Ballet do Castro Alves, Ballet da Cidade de Sčo Paulo and Teatro Brasileiro de Danća. He spent many years abroad and performed with Cloud Chamber Interdisciplinaire Dance Theatre, Stitch Unica Dance Theatre, Susado and Dormu Theatre in Amsterdam and the Netherlands. Through his work with Cloud Chamber, the Lincoln Center commissioned Mr. Luquini in 1992. In Brazil he has worked with choreographers such as, Victor Navarro, Clarisse Abujamra, Sonia Motta, Lia Robatto and Susana Yamauchi. In December of 1995, Mr. Luquini relocated to Miami, Florida where he continued to perform and produce his own choreographies locally. His company appeared at the International Hispanic Theatre Festival in 1996. 1998 marks the second season for Mr. Luquini's company Giovanni Luquini and Dancers whose first season production in the summer of 1997 was Flirt . This year's production, Wrong Clue, and Flirt were co-sponsored by Florida International University and featured original works. This 1998 season marks Mr. Luquini's third year representing Florida choreographers in Tigertail's FLA /BRA Festival in Miami. Currently Mr. Luquini is teaching at Florida International University. His recent company concert was June 1998.Artist Statement
Matrix, Amsterdam, Netherlands.
Dance Companies 1986/1987 Teatro Brasileiro de Dança - São Paulo, Brazil - Val Folli & Clarice Abujamra, Directors. Penha de Souza Cia. de Dança - São Paulo, Brazil. 1983/1985 Ballet da Cidade de São Paulo - São Paulo, Brazil - Julia Zivianni, Director. 1981/1982 Ballet do Teatro Castro Alves - Salvador, Bahia, Brazil - Antonio Carlos Cardoso, Director Choreographer 1997 Flirt & Ciranda, FIU Dance Ensemble, Miami, Fl. 1996 Drumming, in collaboration with Bebe Miller; Miami Light Project - Miami Beach, Fl. Persona & Villa Lobos, New Vision Florida Brazil Festival & Teatro Avante, XI International Hispanic Theater Festival. 1995 Salvador, Capitania Real, commissioned by City Hall to celebrate Salvador's anniversary - Salvador, Bahia, Brazil. Carlos Petrovich, Director. Encontro em Linha Morta & Persona, Salvador, Bahia, Brazil - National Contemporary Dance Workshop. 1990 Flirt, Temple University Dance Department, Cowell Dance Theater Philadelphia, PA, Dance Potpourri. 1982/1983 Poemas Urbanos (won first place in the Sorocaba's Ballet Festival) & Dançando na Praça Sorocaba, SP, Brazil. Lumiá Contemporary Dance Group, Giovanni Luquini, Director. Instructor 1997 Florida International University, Miami, Fl - Afro-Brazilian Dance 1996 MOCA Museum of Contemporary Arts, Mexican Modernism Dance Workshop 1995 Body movement classes for actors for the play Exercitando a Energia Criativa. Sonia Brito & Ana Cravo, Directors. Body movement classes to Cereus Theatrical Group. Hebe Alves, Director. 1994 Capoeira Applied to Modern Dance - National Contemporary Dance Workshop, Federal University of Bahia Brazil School of Dance. Choreography Composition - Federal University of Bahia Brazil School of Dance 1993 Capoeira Applied to Modern Dance - Cosmic Illusion, Amsterdam, Netherlands 1991 Capoeira Applied to Modern Dance - Cultureel Gekleurd, Roosendaal, Netherlands Actor 1995 Jenipapo - movie by Monique Gardemberg Um Corte no Desejo - play directed by Deolindo Checucci Education Federal University of Bahia, Brazil, School of Dance