Picture: Claudia Kempf

Picture: Virginie Kahn

Picture: Claudia Kempf

Cristiana Morganti

Jessica and me

“Do you want me to dance or do you want me to talk?” Cristiana Morganti, a long-time soloist in Pina Bausch’s company Tanztheater Wuppertal, can do both. She can dance, and she can talk about it with irresistible charm. “Jessica and me”, her first evening-length piece, is a self-portrait. Decked out in a white dress and red stilettos, she offers us fleeting glimpses of her life and development – reflecting upon the art of dance and what it means to be a dancer. With nonchalance, humour and impeccable timing, she recounts the story of her momentous meeting with the dance icon Pina Bausch, only to then deftly break away from her.

At the festival

August 2017
By and with Cristiana Morganti
Artistic Collaboration Gloria Paris
Lighting Design Laurent P. Berger
Video Connie Prantera
Musical Advice Kenji Takagi
Music Editing Bernd Kirchhoefer
Technical Direction Jacopo Pantani
Audio­ & Video Technique Simone Mancini
Duration 70 Min

Production: il Funaro / Pistoia. Tourmanagement International: Aldo Grompone. Coproduction: La Fondazione I Teatri – Reggio Emilia