Sep 25-26. JESSICA AND ME – Cristiana Morganti

Date: Tuesday 25 – Wednesday 26 September
Time: 7.30 pm
Price: 200: –
Members: 150: –
Student/Senior/under 26 år: 90: –
Duration: 70 min without pause

The performance is in English.


With fierce humor and phenomenal timing, Cristiana Morganti portrays her career with life-threatening high red stiletto heels. For 20 years she was a soloist in Pina Bausch’s legendary company Tanztheater Wuppertal. With this piece she creates the irresistibly charming performance Jessica and me – an autobiography camouflaged to a dialogue between her and the invented alter ego Jessica.

The work is a homage to the dance and Morganti’s memories as a soloist in the world’s most famous company. She reproduces her first steps in the ballet class and the endless hours in the rehearsal room. Morganti animates two sides of a dancer’s life – the physical joy and the price the body has to pay.


The Italian dancer and choreographer Cristiana Morganti was between 1993 and 2014 a solo performer in Pina Bausch Tanztheater Wuppertal. As a member of the company, she has also participated in Pedro Almodovar’s film “Talk with her” (2001) and in Wim Wender’s documentary “Pina” (2011) about Pina Bausch. Currently, Cristiana is a guest professor at the Conservatoire National Supérieur in Paris and she also teaches at the Accademia Nazionale d’Arte Drammatica Silvio d’Amico in Rome.

Choreography, Performance:
Cristiana Morganti
Artistic cooperation: Gloria Paris
Light: Laurent P. Berger
Video: Connie Prantera
Music consultation: Kenji Takagi
Music editing: Bernd Kirchhoefer
Technical Manager: Jacopo Pantani
Audio / Video Technology: Simone Mancini
Lighting technician: Sgommino Berselli
Production: il Funaro – Pistoia (Italy)
In cooperation with: Fondazione I Teatri – Reggio Emilia (Italy)
Internationalization: Aldo Grompone
Photo: Claudia Kempf

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