Prometheus: the Gift


Project                                        Simona Bertozzi, Marcello Briguglio
Concept and choreography    Simona Bertozzi
Dance                                         Aristide Rontini, Stefania Tansini, Simona Bertozzi
Music                                         Francesco Giomi
Light design                              Antonio Rinaldi
Management                            Beatrice Capitani
Press                                          Michele Pascarella
Production                                Nexus 2015

With the contribution of       MIBACT and Regione Emilia Romagna
With the support of               Cango/ Centro di produzione sui linguaggi del corpo e della danza

Artistic residency                    Cango/ Centro di produzione sui linguaggi del corpo e della danza,
Armunia-Dimore d’Autunno, Laminarie-Dom La Cupola del Pilastro,

With the support of  H(ABITA)T – Rete di Spazi per la Danza/Mousiké

Length              40 min.

Man seizes some visions, the power of which produces his own power.

On them he coordinates his history, and they establish its geometrical location.

Paul Valéry

Prometheus’ task is to give humanity the capability of creating, forging, nurturing and building. The will is venturing into a practicein which the action becomes complex due to the care for the creativity.

In the second tableau of the Prometheus, the reflection on the concept of gift becomes real finding a define trail using a language that, through the bodies, becomes a place of sights and variable matching images.

A territory made by frequencies and cadences, in which bodies produce powerful and connected compositions. A plot of lonelinesses and combinations that are fueled from reactions and the inebriation of complexity. It’s better to fall again into the vertigo…

It’s a frenetic act the one that joins the three performers. From postures continuously unbalanced by their inability of stopping, to tense moments: fragilities that mold the dots in the phrasing and give the possibility to change their acting towards the others.

(Simona Bertozzi)


“Mentioning Paul Valéry, Simona Bertozzi spreads a choreographic humanism in which «man carries away visions, whose power becomes his power. He connects it with his history, of which his visions are the geometrical site». Straight and crossed lines set the dancer in the middle of an argument, melting the intellectual knowledge and the practice, creating a space that has a structure containing the body but also contained by it”.

Lucia Medri, Teatro e Critica – 10 July 2016

“The technique donated by Prometheus to the mortals becomes a stream of impressions, a reactivity knot. Simona Bertozzi’ choreographic invention sets dynamics, grasps perspectives, mediates weakness and the impossibility to give up and stop”.

Valentina De Simone, Che Teatro Fa – – October 2016