Simona Bertozzi is a choreographer, dancer and performer based in Bologna, where she graduated in Theatre and Dance Studies at Bologna University.
Since 2005, she carries on a research in movement, composition and choreography, merging the impact of a strong physicality with theoretical references from visual arts, anthropology and philosophy.
In 2008 Bertozzi founds the Compagnia Simona Bertozzi/Nexus and starts creating works with various groups of dancers, challenging the transmission of her research and practice to adult performers but also to kids and adolescents.
In her works, choreography appears as a landscape of events, an architectural system where each movement cannot exist without the clear perception of the ambient where it takes place. Anatomy and presence become part of a bigger image, a microcosm in which nothing seems to start nor end. This is particularly evident in Homo Ludens (2009-2012), a four episodes project based on the ontology of game and in the latest Prometheus (2015-2016) and Anatomy (2016), both pushing forward the idea of choreography as a an ecology-epidemic system.
Bertozzi’s works have been shown all over Europe: Romaeuropa Festival, Biennale Danza Venice, Aerowaves London, Dance Week Festival Zagreb, Tanec Praha, Correios em Movement and Danca em Transit Rio de Janeiro, Masdanza Gran Canaria, Intradance Moscow, Fringe Festival Edinburgh.
Since 2015, the company is supported by Regione Emilia Romagna and by the Italian Ministry of Culture.