Project                                                                        Simona Bertozzi, Marcello Briguglio

Concept and choreography                                   Simona Bertozzi

Dance                                                                          Wolf Govaerts, Manolo Perazzi, Sara Sguotti, Oihana Vesga

Singing                                                                        Giovanni Bortoluzzi, Ilaria Orefice

Sound direction and music                                     Francesco Giomi

Dramaturg                                                                  Enrico Pitozzi

Lighting and set design                                           Simone Fini

Costumes                                                                    Katia Kuo

Video maker                                                               Luca del Pia

Length:                                                                         60 min.



ERT Emilia Romagna Teatro Fondazione | Fondazione Teatro Comunale di Modena | Associazione Culturale Nexus

With the contribution of:

MIBAC | Regione Emilia Romagna | Fondo Regionale per la Danza d’Autore

With the support of:

Fondazione Nazionale della Danza – Aterballetto | l’Arboreto Teatro Dimora di Mondaino



“The real happiness represents the great dilemma of everyone, or at least of the wisest one.”

                                                                                                                                                                                          Pierre  Zaoui

Joie de vivre is a thought in a choreographic form, which relates to the vegetal universe, willing to investigate specific behaviours in the relationship between body and space.

In Joie de vivre the preponderance of an emerging behaviour is the symptom of an energetic purpose, of an organic and perceptual impulse, of a practice, which is developed between the human being and the entire world.

This kind of behaviour is a phenomenon  which initiates continual irradiations, among belongings and deepness, placing the body in an arrangement of admissions and distances in relation to the knowledge: of itself, of other people, of the territory, of our habitat and environment.

Joie de vivre  points to that biological dimension of the existence, to the limitless interrogation of the standing among the events, a time and a place. Everything happens looking to the vegetal universe, trying to catch the florescent and rhizomatic attitudes of the changes in state, absorbed in a logic made by silent and invisible transformations, tactical skills, territorial projects, borders mobilities, meetings and settings of liquid communities.

Joie de vivre tells about natural inclination, emerging behaviours, polyphonic relations between events and elements. In those border territories, the docking is not certain, and the singularities burst into the dynamic landscape continuum to maintain the elementary urgency of their existences.

Joie de vivre prefers the scale variations, in which the rhythmic variances rules the choreographic

composition, and the gestures vegetal origin is searched in the bodies depth, in the infinite

anatomy’s skills.


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