Maria Francesca Scaroni is a performer and dance maker from Italy, now living in Berlin. After dancing in Italian TV productions (Canale 5, Rai 2), she trained independently, studying as a freelancer in Europe and in the United States. Since 2004 she has been collaborating with Gravity (Berlin/San Francisco) as performer, teacher and choreographer. Since 2006, Scaroni has performed in works by San Francisco choreographer-master-dance pioneer-visionary Sara Shelton Mann. In Berlin she works as collaborator/ performer/co-creator with Wilhelm Groener, Davide Camplani/Sasha Waltz and Guests, and Friederike Plafki. She is engaged in installation work with the gallery-based collective Bridge on a Wall (Rovisco/Hurtado). Maria is part of an improvisation-based group instigated by Meg Stuart, Jeremy Wade and Brendan Dougherty. She holds a Masters degree in Italian Modern Literature, with a focus on Media and Communication and a thesis on education and dance. Lately she has been very intrigued with the topics of presence, physical states, mediation and transmission. Since 2006 she has been developing with Jess Curtis The Symmetry Project, a mutable performance/ installation/media project based in a symmetrical (left/right, top/bottom) and homologous movement practice, a research on the dislocation of physical investigations from a traditional dance/theatrical context into a variety of presentational contexts, thereby reframing the work and affording viewers the possibility to see the body, and its metaphorical possibilities, through different filters, with different types of attention, expectation and association.