The third in a series of four performances presenting the work of independent Italian choreographers in collaboration with the Italian Cultural Institute at their stunning venue in Belgravia, Central London. Part of our new season Intercontinental Drifts 2017: performances and workshops that move, mix and matter.
Each performance is followed by a post-show talk offering further insight into the artist’s process and thinking, hosted by Betsy Gregory.
PLEASE NOTE: THESE PERFORMANCES TAKE PLACE AT THE ITALIAN CULTURAL INSTITUTE link
Simona Bertozzi | Bird’s Eye View
Bird’s eye view is a musing on flight, the mesmerizing and playful journey of a solitary explorer in a highly visionary landscape.
A pioneer or a survivor this player embodies a witty and breathtaking physical trip, teetering between human and animal states.
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.
Concept Simona Bertozzi, Marcello Briguglio
Coreography and dance Simona Bertozzi
Music ¾ had been eliminated
Lighting and set Antonio Rinaldi
Costumes Simona Bertozzi, Marcello Briguglio
Production Nexus 2012
With the support of Regione Emilia Romagna – Assessorato alla Cultura (2012)
With the support of H(ABITA)T – Rete di Spazi per la Danza/Mousiké
Winner of the Audience Prize as The Best Solo at 17Masdanza, International Contemporary Dance Festival of The Canary Islands 2012 | Selected work by Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2013
Artist talk with Betsy Gregory
Betsy Gregory has worked in dance for 40 years, as a performer, teacher, rehearsal director, programmer, producer, mentor and artistic director. In 2007, she succeeded Val Bourne as Artistic Director of Dance Umbrella, a post she held until November 2013. In September 2014 she returned to the stage, performing at Sadler’s Wells alongside eight former professional dancers, in Jonathan Burrows & Matteo Fargion’s Olivier Award nominated The Elders Project. She was awarded the Chevalier des Arts et Lettres by the French government in October 2005. She is currently a member of the board of Aerowaves and is Chair of Dance 4.
ALSO! Don’t miss Trip the Light: Intercontinental Drifts #3, on Saturday 28th October at TripSpace! link