Cristiana Morganti Jessica and me
1 - 3 DEC 2017
Ticket 20,00 Euros
Ticket under 30/over 65/groups 15,00 Euros
Students 10,00 Euros
Friday to Saturday 8 pm
Sunday 4 pm
Running time 70'
Triennale Teatro dell'Arte
Jessica and me is an unsettling and ironic self-portrait by Cristiana Morganti, historic dancer of the Tanztheater Wuppertal Pina Bausch. At a crucial stage in her artistic development, the performer takes a pause to reflect on herself, on her body and on her complex relationship with ballet, in which she trained in her early years, until her momentous encounter with Pina Pina Bausch, which marked her future career.
It is a poetic confession which investigates the meaning of being on stage, the significance of the ‘other than yourself’ that a theatrical performance implies. A labyrinth of gestures, shadows, muscles, strength, cockiness, reticence, memories and projects.
Cristiana Morganti is a dancer and choreographer. She earned a diploma in classical dance from the Accademia Nazionale di Danza of Rome and in contemporary dance from the Folkwang Hochschule of Essen. In Germany, she worked with various artists including Susanne Linke, Urs Dietrich and with the Neuer Tanz company which was directed by VA Wölfl and Wanda Golonka. She also began working with actors of Eugenio Barba’s Odin Teatret in order to deepen her knowledge on voice and theatrical research. From 1993 to 2014 she was the solo performer for the Tanztheater Wuppertal Pina Bausch with which she is still collaborating as a guest artist. During the 22 years she spent at Tanztheater under the direction of Pina Bausch, Morganti participated in numerous creations and took part in all the repertory performances. She also took part in the films Talk to her by Pedro Almodovar (2001) and Pina (2011) by Wim Wenders. She is a guest professor at Conservatoire Nationale Superieure de Paris and at the Accademia D’Arte Drammatica Silvio D’Amico. Since 1997 she has been collaborating with doctor Laura Bertelé in creating dance labs for teenagers with scoliosis and mobility difficulties.
In 2010 she created, in memory of Pina Bausch, the dance conference Moving with Pina which was later presented in numerous theatres in Italy and Germany, gaining great success. In 2011 she received the Premio Positano Leonide Massine for best contemporary dancer of the year. For Jessica and me she received the Danza&Danza Award for best interpreter/choreographer 2014. After being presented in Italy various times, Jessica and me was presented in 2016 in Ireland at the Dublin Dance Festival as well as in France where it concluded an extensive tour which included a stop at the Lyon Biennale de la Danse and at Théâtre des Abbesses/Théâtre de la Ville in Paris. Her last creation, A Fury Tale, made its debut at Festival Aperto of Reggio Emilia in October 2016.
(Italiano) di e con: Cristiana Morganti
collaborazione artistica: Gloria Paris
disegno luci: Laurent P. Berger
video: Connie Prantera
consulenza musicale: Kenji Takagi
editing musiche: Bernd Kirchhoefer
direttore tecnico: Jacopo Pantani
tecnico suono/video: Simone Mancini
tecnico luci: Sgommino Berselli
produzione: il Funaro – Pistoia
in coproduzione con: Fondazione I Teatri – Reggio Emilia
responsabile della distribuzione in Italia: Roberta Righi foto: Claudia Kempf