Prometheus: Astronomy


Project Lead  Simona Bertozzi, Marcello Briguglio

Conception and Choreography  Simona Bertozzi

Dance  Miriam Cinieri, Lucia Guarino, Stefania Tansini

Music  Francesco Giomi, Animal Collective

Organization   Beatrice Capitani

Press                  Michele Pascarella

Production Nexus 2016

With the contribution of MIBACT, Regione Emilia Romagna, Fondo per la danza

d’Autore/Regione Emilia-Romagna

 Creation made with the support of    PERMUTAZIONI, choreographic residence projects curated by ZEROGRAMMI Fondazione Piemonte dal Vivo

30’ Duration


…in the manner of the stars…

Prometheus’ goal is to introduce humanity to the capacity for creation, to forge, cultivate, and build. To delve into the articulation of a practice wherein action becomes complex in attention to detail, to creative vitality.

In Prometheus: Astronomy the line of questioning brought forth by bodies leans upon the magnetism that pulls, attracts, sustains, and inclines gestural and dynamic traces. Like in a constellation, every presence finds the meaning in its actions thanks to listening, detachment, and the tendency towards a redesigned other, in every renewed encounter, an entire geometry. Shades of gestures and mathematics in dynamic tracings.

They’re bodies with a tendency towards sharable measures in dynamic pulsations, yet are always on the border, caught on the edge of an imbalance that can provide a renewed orientation. A spark, that casts prospective gazes elsewhere.

It’s in these flashes where, changing the orbits of choreographical constructs, the dance of these three figures takes place. At a time it’s clearly visible, dense and geometric, like Cassiopea, and at another time it’s on the limit of space, vibrant and luminous as Carina, a constellation at the edge of the Milky Way. They’re always a precariously placed dance of desire, woven into the tendency towards that which cannot be fully grasped… It serves to remind us that, in the end, our anatomy and the stars are made of the same substance.

(S. B.)

Prometeo Astronomia, Compagnia Simona Bertozzi-Nexus