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Italian Arthouse Choreography #3 Simona Bertozzi| Bird’s Eye View

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The third in a series of four performances presenting the work of independent Italian choreographers in collaboration with Tripspace. 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.

Bird’s Eye View is a musing on flying, 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. Since 2005, she has been researching movement, composition and choreography, merging the impact of a strong physicality with theoretical references from visual arts, anthropology and philosophy. http://simonabertozzi.it

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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.

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