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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.

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Awards

– In 2007 she’s the choosen Italian choreographer selected by Aerowaves ,The Place, London.
– In 2007 she wins the GD’A, Emilia Romagna, Ravenna
– In 2008 with the video-dance project Terrestre-movement in still life she wins the TTV Production Award, by Riccione Festival 2008.
– In 2009 she wins, again with the video-dance project Terrestre-movement in still life, the Best Independent Work Award by Coreografo Elettronico, Naples.
– In 2012 with the work Bird’s Eye View she wins the Audience Award by Festival 17 Masdanza, International Contemporary Dance Festival of the Canary Islands.
Again in 2012, she was selected by the NID Platform, Platform of the New Italian Contemporary Dance, Lecce.
– In 2013 she’s one of the four selected companies in the Italian area for the Edinburgh Fringe Festival (Scotland).

Touring

Simona Bertozzi’s Company works are widespread in eminent festivals and contemporary dance/theatre seasons, in Italy and abroad, as:

In Italy:

– Romaeuropa (Roma)
– Civitanova Danza
– Santarcangelo dei Teatri
– B-Motion (Operafestival Bassano)
– Interplay (Torino)
– Aperto Festival (Reggio Emilia)
– Crisalide (Forlì)
– Teatro Kismet (Bari)
– Teatro Diego Fabbri (Forlì)
– CSS Teatro Stabile dell’Umbria
– Biennale Danza Venezia
– Mittelfest (Cividale-Udine)

Abroad:

– Aerowaves Londra, The Turning world Londra (UK)
– Dance Week Festival Zagreb (HR)
– The Point Theatre-Eastleigh (UK)

– Dance a Lille (F)
– Tanec Praha Festival (CZ),
– Festival de là Citè Lausanne (CH)
– Correios em Movimento, Danca em Transito di Rio de Janeiro (BR),
– Masdanza e Masdanza Extension Isole Canarie (E)
– One Small Step (GR)
– Intradance Mosca (RUS),
– Festival Fringe Edimburgh (UK)
– Lugano In Scena (CH)