In 1991 Motus is born. A nomad and independent company, in constant movement between Countries, historic moments and disciplines. The founders Enrico Casagrande and Daniela Nicolò, animated by the necessity to confront themes, conflicts and wounds of today, blend on the scene art and civic engagement crossing imageries that have reactivated the visions of some amongst the most controversial “poets” of contemporaneity.
The company founded by Enrico Casagrande and Daniela Nicolò celebrates its twenty-fifth anniversary, an important one for this group that burst onto the scene in the Nineties with productions wielding great physical and emotional impact and has always anticipated and portrayed some of the harshest contradictions of the present day.
It has experienced and created hyper-contemporary trends in the theatre, performing authors such as Camus, Beckett, DeLillo, Rilke or their beloved Pasolini, leading to their radical reinterpretation of Antigone in the light of the Greek crisis, or Shakespeare’s The Tempest, interpolated by Aimé Césaire, which powerfully evoked the tragedy of emigration and created instant communities around the world.
They’ve received numerous acknowledgements, including three UBU Prizes and prestigious special awards for their work. Silvia Calderoni – their tireless protagonist – has worked with Motus since 2005 and is the winner of many awards that include “Best Italian Actress” honors UBU Prize, Elizabeth Turroni, Marte and Virginia Reiter Awards. Freethinkers, Motus have performed all over the world, from Under the Radar in New York, to Festival Trans Amériques in Montreal, Santiago a Mil (Chile), the Fiba Festival in Buenos Aires, as well as all over Europe.