BETWEEN THE LINES
a project by Simona Bertozzi
creative residency in collaboration with Torinodanza Festival 2020
Between the Lines is the statement of an encounter, a dialogue between the body signs in the space extension and the music scores which delineates the formal and narrative boundary, moving into transparencies and cracks. The body vocabulary and the Beethoven and Rihm music phrases melt in a complex counterpoints substance, made by short-lived strength poles which suddenly disappear and evolve in other balances and breakages dynamics.
Simona Bertozzi trained between Italy, France, Spain, Belgium and England and she graduated at Dams in Bologna. As a dancer she worked, among the others, with Tòmas Aragay (Cia Societat Doctor Alonso) and Virgilio Sieni. Since 2005 she carries on an authorial path of research and creation, and in 2008 she founded Nexus|Compagnia Simona Bertozzi, obtaining a lot of awards and reviews in the national and the international scene. In her works the body language deals with the meeting with the practices, thoughts, subjects which make the creative process a many sided system, close to the contemporary time. Among the recent projects: Prometheus project, composed by six choreographic episodes, as And it burns, burns, burns, finalist at the UBU prize 2017 as best dance show; Anatomy created with Francesco Giomi (Tempo Reale Firenze) and Enrico Pitozzi (Bologna University) and Joie de Vivre, coproduced by ERT Emilia Romagna Teatro Fondazione, Fondazione Teatro Comunale di Modena and Nexus. Since 2014 her creations included young dancers, children and teen agers. The touring of the shows is widely extended in Italy and abroad. Among the others: Romaeuropa, Biennale Danza Venice, Aerowaves London, Dance Week Festival Zagreb, Tanec Praha, Correios em Movimento Rio de Janeiro, Masdanza Spain, Les Brigittines Bruxelles, Intradance Moscow, Fringe Festival Edimbourgh…). In the meantime she takes care of high training programs and she collaborates with researchers and professors of the performing arts field. She directs dance workshops at the music and show department in the Bologna University and at the Rome National Dance Academy.