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Streaming > Artemis Danza - Ombre

Artemis Danza - Ombre

Commemorating the 700th anniversary of Dante Alighieri's death and on the occasion of the 21st Annual Week of Italian Language in the World,  Artemis Danza, an Italian modern dance company founded and directed by Monica Casadei, reinterprets select passages from The Divine Comedy.

In this three short videos, hauntingly titled Ombre (Shadows), the dancers are the protagonists of several choreographic scenes dedicated to the lost souls met by Dante on his infernal journey. Charon, Minos, Francesca da Rimini, Pier Della Vigna, Ulysses, are some of the are characters chosen by Monica Casadei to investigate the human soul and compose a poetic and, at the same time, disturbing picture, in which every archetype of the collective unconscious finds its own carnal and earthly manifestation.

Dissipating, as Dante did, the darkness that surrounds these famous souls and bringing them to light, literally in the spotlight, Monica Casadei follows them along a path of sin, awareness, acceptance and prayer, where the point of arrival is no longer the punishment but the expressive force of the self, in all its fullness and truth.

The soundtrack alternates original music composed by Luca Vianini and pieces of Giuseppe Verdi's sacred music, interspersed with Dante's most famous verses.

The locations of the three videos act as additional protagonists in each short film: from the dark woods of the first segment, to places rich in symbolism such as the Basilica of Sant’Apollinare in Classe, Dante's tomb and the Mausoleum of Theodoric in Ravenna.


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The 21st Annual Week of Italian Language in the World is organized
Under the High Patronage of the President of the Italian Republic


Videos (via YouTube)

With the contribution of the Ministry for Culture, Emilia Romagna's Department of Culture and Landscape.
In collaboration with the Municipality of Ravenna, Ravenna Festival, Ass. Swonderful. Filming at the Basilica of S. Apollinare in Classe and the Mausoleum of Theodoric was made with the permission of the Ministry of Culture and the Regional Directorate of the Emilia-Romagna Museums.






Artemis Danza


Originally from Ferrara, Monica Casadei graduates in philosophy cum laude writing a dissertation on dance in Plato’s works. After a career as a professional acrobatic gymnast, she takes to studying classic and modern dance, at first in Italy, then in London, and eventually in Paris where she meets choreographers Pierre Doussaint and Isabelle Doubouloz and the Master André Cognard Hanshi So Shihan, with whom she still practices the martial art of Aikido.

While France, she founds the company Artemis Danza, with which she later moves to Italy, in 1997, starting a fervent production activity that amounts, nowadays, to over 40 original creations.

From 1998 to 2007, the Company is part of an artist residency at Fondazione Teatro Due in Parma. From 2014 up to this day, it takes part in an artist residency at Teatro Comunale in Bologna. Artemis Danza has been invited to the most important Italian theatres and festivals and toured the world extensively.

Pivotal elements in Monica Casadei’s artistic research are the influences from different artistic, cultural and geographic fields and the exploration of urban spaces that she turns into original stages for performances.

Alongside the production activity, Artemis supports and promotes young choreographers and organizes several activities meant to artistically educate the audience.



Data: Da Lun 18 Ott 2021 a Gio 18 Nov 2021

Ingresso : Libero