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Jessica and me
Recording: 2017-08-19 , Tanz im August / HAU1 Hebbel am Ufer (Video © Walter Bickmann)

Cristiana Morganti

Jessica and me

Tanz im August | HAU Hebbel am Ufer (HAU1)

Production Details / Press Releases

“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 second eveninglength 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.

Cristiana Morganti is a dancer and choreographer. She studied classical dance at the Accademia Nazionale di Danza in Rome and contemporary dance at the Folkwang Universität der Künste. She has since worked with numerous choreographers, including Susanne Linke, Urs Dietrich, Joachim Schlömer, Felix Ruckert, VA Wölfl and Wanda Golonka. From 1993 to 2014, Cristiana Morganti was a dancer with Pina Bausch’s Tanztheater Wuppertal. She is currently a visiting professor both at the Accademia Nazionale d’Arte Drammatica Silvio d’Amico in Rome and at the Conservatoire National de Musique et de Danse de Paris. Her latest and third evening-length piece “A Fury Tale” premiered in October 2016 in Reggio Emilia, Italy.

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Cast & Credits

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

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

Tanz im August 2017
Artistic Director: Virve Sutinen
Executive Producer: Isa Köhler
Producer & Assistant to Artistic Director: Marie Schmieder
Curator & Producer: Andrea Niederbuchner
Assistant Producer: Alina Sophie Lauer
Technical Director: Patrick Tucholski
Tanz im August is a festival by HAU Hebbel am Ufer, funded by the Capital Cultural Fund and the Senate Department for Culture and Europe.

HAU Hebbel am Ufer (HAU1)

Stresemannstr. 29
10963 Berlin

Tickets: +49 (0)30 259 004 27

Video Documentation

The video documentation is produced on behalf of the Senate Department for Culture and Social Cohesion. The purpose of this contract is to document productions in the field of contemporary dance in Berlin. The master recordings are archived by the University Library of the Berlin University of Arts. Copies of the recordings on DVD are available for viewing exclusively in the reference collections of the following archives (at media desks in these institutions):

University Library of the Berlin University of Arts
Mediathek für Tanz und Theater des Internationalen Theaterinstituts / Mime Centrum Berlin
Inter-University Centre for Dance Berlin (HZT)

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